D'oh! The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2015

One of the most frustrating aspects of security is that the basics get neglected. No matter how many times you remind people not to use basic passwords, people just keep on choosing obvious options — as a list of the most popular passwords of 2015 proves.

Why Google Stopped Securing Older Versions Of Android

Google’s announcement that it will not provide security updates for older versions of its Android mobile operating system means that more than a billion users face growing security risks to their phones or tablets.

Patch Tuesday: Telnet, We Have A Problem

Amongst the eight Windows patches in this week’s Patch Tuesday update is one touching on a service you may not have thought about for quite a while: Telnet.

Just How Secure Is Your Twitter Account?

The Twittersphere is abuzz about the news on Monday that ISIS or their affiliates are suspected of hacking and compromising the US Central Command’s official Twitter account. As of Monday afternoon in the US, the US Centcom’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were shut down.

Why Microsoft Isn't Issuing Advance Patch Tuesday Bulletins Any More

On the second (US) Tuesday of each month, Microsoft issues its Patch Tuesday updates. In the past, it has provided advance notification of which products will be affected — but now that’s only going to be available to Premium customers.

How Quantum Steering Could Improve IT Security

One of the bigger challenges in online security is finding a way to effectively share data and be sure it isn’t intercepted. Research led by the Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University has identified a mechanism for doing this effectively via quantum computing, using a technique known as “quantum steering”.

With Security, You Can't Fix Stupid

IT security threats are complex and evolve rapidly, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know the basic processes involved in keeping technology secure. So why do so many businesses ignore them?

Explore The World's Biggest Data Breaches With This Interactive Chart

With the new year comes a fresh start, and there’s no better way to prepare for the new year than with a brief reminder of how important it is to be aware and careful with your data. This interactive chart covers the biggest breaches out there, along with reports of how it all went down.

Most Popular Security Posts Of 2014

The cat-and-mouse game of IT security never ends. These are the 10 most popular security posts from Lifehacker in 2014.

Why Facebook And Google Have A Moral Duty To Stop Online Abuse

It’s the stuff of nightmares: your intimate images are leaked and posted online by somebody you thought you could trust. But in Australia, victims often have no real legal remedy for this kind of abuse.