(Via Brian Honan) Physical tampering with laptops and other devices is a worry, especially when travelling. The Independent reports that a pair of security researchers have come up with with an elegant way to put a tamper-proof seal on mobile devices: glitter nail polish!
The trick is to take a photo before and after, and compare the pattern. Glitter nail polish creates a unique random pattern that cannot be replicated, so even if the baddies have an identical bottle of bling – it won’t look the same.
Researchers Eric Michaud and Ryan Lackey proposed the glamorous security measure at Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg this week.