“What’s a last-minute gift for someone who #geekin’ LOVES security?”
Err. Before we get into these amazing security and privacy gifts, just a note that we didn’t add direct links to buy. Many of these you can find on Amazon, but for others, you may need to do some research. And before you actually buy, check out our Safe Shopping Guide to make sure you won’t get scammed.
Alright, let's go!
Lock Picking Training Kit
These are really cool! Get off the keyboard and get your hands “dirty” with some physical locks. There are also transparent locks that will help you better understand how locks work. Need inspiration? Check out the Lock Picking Lawyer - this guy can pick any lock!
Yubikey (or any other hardware authentication device)
It’s the ultimate Multi-Factor Authentication device to keep data safe. You should get one for yourself too! :) It goes perfectly with our MFA Guide for 15 Common Apps.
This tiny and affordable computer let’s you learn programming through fun, practical projects such as building a computer, streaming device and more. This really is a fan favorite that can be used in so many ways.
If you’re interested in learning RF, this tool will allow you to record and replay RF signals that you can even use to unlock your car!
If you have cryptocurrency, this will keep it safe...er. Remember, nothing is 100% secure, so still beware of social engineering attacks that may try to steal your crypto.
This small USB device is dangerously addictive. It acts like a keyboard and will inject keystrokes at superhuman speeds.
If you want to start playing around with electronics, this is one of the first things you will need.
A Cipher Ring
A decoder ring that allows you to decipher secret messages your friends send you.
If you don’t have a safe, now’s the time to get one. We all have confidential documents laying around, and the last thing we want is to lose this information, in say a fire or break-in.
PRO TIP: If you have passwords and/or crypto, make sure to put it in here too!
Because who doesn’t like stickers?
Give your graphics a performance upgrade with this external graphics dock for laptops.
Analyzing Circuits - Book and Kit
If you want to start building REALLY COOL projects, like a lie detector or AM radio, add the Introductory Circuit Analysis book and Snap Circuit Electronics Kit to your wishlist.
Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or even a Twitter message and turn it into an output, like activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. It's really fun.
Burp Suite Pro
Something that any pentester will love to have.
Oldie but always a goodie.
P.S. These gifts are for educational purposes ONLY.