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Upgrade Your Phone's Passcode To At Least Six Digits For Better Security

You probably already know that the more digits in your passcode, the better, but if you’re still using a four digit passcode, especially on your iOS device, you should probably change it. Here’s why, and how to do it in iOS and Android.


International Data Privacy Day: Securing Your Sensitive Information In The Digital World

Data breaches are becoming all the more common across the world. In Australia, we have already seen a number of high profile incidents where companies have lost customers’ personal data. Today is International Data Privacy Day, which is intended to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection. It’s also a good time for companies and individuals to assess whether they have stored or disposed of their sensitive information securely. We have some advice on how you can maintain your privacy in the digital age.



Classic Hacks: Disable Your Relationship Status On Facebook

Back in 2008 we taught you how to disable your relationship stat on Facebook, so when you ended a relationship the social networking site didn’t decide to beam the news to every single one of your friends.


Here's Every Australian Government Agency That Wants Your Data

In response to a Freedom of Information request, the Australian government has released a partially-redacted list of Commonwealth agencies that have applied for access to the metadata retained by Australia’s telecommunications providers as part of the Telecommunications Interception and Access Act. There are over five dozen government entities that want to look through your mobile, internet and home phone records, ostensibly to uncover criminal activity.


Dashlane 4 Makes Changing Passwords On Hacked Sites Easier, Adds A New Interface

Windows/OS X/Android/iOS: Dashlane is one of our favourite password managers, and today the service updated with a new, consistent interface across all devices; an updated “password changer” that lets you change passwords on a site without even visiting it and new languages.


Browser Fairy For Mac Sets Rules For Which Links Open In Which Browser 

Mac: If you care about privacy, then you might prefer to use more than one browser. Perhaps you have use something like Firefox for all your social media, Chrome for anything that requires Flash, and Safari for general browsing. Browser Fairy is an app that allows you to set rules so links are always opened in your browser of choice.


Dell Laptops Are Shipping With A Superfish-Like Certificate Vulnerability

Security researchers recently revealed that a certificate with security vulnerabilities has been shipping pre-installed on some Dell laptops. Here’s what you need to know about this Superfish-like vulnerability, and how you can check to see if your Dell laptop is affected.


Turn An Old Mac Into A Cheap VPN With OS X Server

VPN subscriptions cost money, and they often require a bit of research just to figure out if they’re legit. If you have an old Mac sitting around, you can make use of it by turning it into the simplest DIY VPN around, perfect for browsing safely on public Wi-Fi or grab files from your home computer on-the-go.


Create Hidden Administrative Accounts In OS X From The Terminal

Mac: If you share a computer, you might not want everyone who uses your computer to see your username in the login window or fast user switch menu. To hide your name, MacIssues points out you’ll just need a little bit of Terminal skills.


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