passwords

MacID Unlocks Your Mac Using Your iPhone Or iPad And Your Fingerprint

Mac/iOS: Have a relatively recent Mac and an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch equipped with TouchID, Apple’s fingerprint-reading security feature? MacID lets you turn your mobile device into a key that can unlock your Mac when you’re nearby.


This Calculator Helps You Crack Any Master Combination Lock In Eight Tries

Forgot your Master lock combo? Or want some incentive to not use a Master padlock? There’s a website for that.


Password Alert Warns You When Your Google Password Is Phished

Chrome: Google launched a new extension today called Password Alert that’s designed to keep you from using your Google password on sites that aren’t operated by Google.


Do You Lock Your Phone With A Passcode?

We all know you should protect your phone with a passcode or lock pattern, but that doesn’t always seem convenient. So be honest: do you lock your phone?


Google Security Key Is A Hardware Device That Makes Logging In Faster And Safer

Using two-factor authentication via your phone helps protect your online accounts, but having to type in an authorisation code as well as a password can feel like a hassle. Google is introducing a new hardware key that lets you log into Google via Chrome and then authenticate yourself by clicking on the key — no code required.


Edward Snowden Explains Why You Should Use Passphrases, Not Passwords

We’ve talked a lot about password security, and how you should be using longer, complex passphrases, rather than short passwords. In this video, Edward Snowden explains why you should use passphrases in a way all your friends and family can understand.


LastPass For Android Gets Design Refresh, Simplifies Adding New Items

Android: LastPass is a Lifehacker favourite, but it hasn’t always been the prettiest app. Today, that changes. On Android, at least.


Dashlane Inbox Scan Finds All The Passwords You've Shared Over Email

Your inbox is full of confirmation emails and other messages containing one of your passwords — which is bad news if someone gets access to your email. Inbox Scan, a new tool from the makers of Dashlane, searches your email for messages containing passwords and other sensitive info so you can delete them.


1Password For iOS Gets Extension Improvements For Faster Logins

iOS: 1Password for iOS got an update today that drastically improves the extension and makes it easier to use 1Password with other apps. It’s now about as feature-packed as the desktop extension.


Information Security Is Not Just IT's Problem

Data leakage has become a significant security risk to Australian businesses. A recent global research study conducted by the Ponemon Institute on data leakage found each security incident in Australian organisations cost an average $US2.8 million and that Australian organisations spend the second most worldwide ($US1.2 million each on average) on investigating and assessing data breaches.