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The Australian Census Deadline Is Today (Which Means Fines Are Not Far Away)

If you haven’t got around to completing the Australian Census yet, you need to do it right now. From September 23, census holdouts will start to receive less-than-friendly visits from the ABS. If you don’t have a sufficient excuse for not submiting the form, you could face penalties of up to $180 per day. If you’ve forgotten your Census login code, are concerned about privacy or have no idea what’s going on, here’s what you need to know.


Build A Physical Password Vault That Stores Your Passwords

Video: Password managers are an easy way to improve your password security. If you’ve ever wanted a physical device that could hold passwords instead, Adafruit has you covered.


Five Best Password Managers

There was a time when all it took to be a great password manager was to keep your passwords in an encrypted vault. Now the best password managers give you the option to sync or keep passwords local-only, change web passwords with a click, and log in to sites for you automatically. This week, we’re looking at five of the best options.


Dropbox Hack: Everything You Need To Know

Dropbox was reportedly hacked back in 2012. In 2014, hundreds of Dropbox passwords were leaked by an anonymous hacker. Now Dropbox is forcing password changes on anyone with a password older than 2012. This story keeps unfolding, but here’s the bottom line: Change your Dropbox password now.


Dropbox Will Make You Change Your Password If You Haven't Since 2012

If you’ve been using Dropbox for over four years and you haven’t changed your password since then, then two things are true. One, you haven’t been reading Lifehacker very long. More importantly, two: Dropbox is about to make you change it.


Password Strength Meters Still Aren't Trustworthy

When you make a new account for any sort of web site or service, there’s usually a helpful-looking meter to tell how strong the password you came up with is. Don’t listen to those meters.


The Beginner's Guide To Setting Up LastPass

You know you’re supposed to use a password manager. In fact, you’ve been meaning to set one up for a long time, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Even popular ones, like LastPass, seem like a pain to set up. Good news: Getting started with a password manager is easier than you think.


How Hackers Get Your Passwords In Non-Technical Ways, And What To Do About It

We all know the limitations of strong passwords, or of reusing passwords, but the most common ways passwords are stolen are the simplest, and the least technical. This video from The Media Show explains how those methods work and what you can do about it (using puppets, too).


1Password Launches Subscription Plans For $4 Per Month

1Password, one of the most popular password managers available, has announced a new subscription plan for individual users. The plan runs $US2.99 ($4)/month and is available for the first six months for free.


Why Complex Password Requirements Don't Necessarily Make You Safer

We already know that most users’ clever passwords aren’t protecting them from hackers. It turns out that the complex password requirements most sites ask you for aren’t doing as much to help either.


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