security

How The Experts Protect Themselves Online (Compared To Everyone Else)

If you ask the average person what the best ways to protect themselves online are, they will give some true answers — but they will likely be different than the answers you’d get from a security researcher. Here’s the difference.


Basic Self-Defence Moves Everyone Should Know

Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to consider, but violence is, unfortunately, a fact of life. Thankfully, regardless of strength, size or previous training, anyone can learn several effective self-defence techniques. Here’s how to prepare for and stay safe in common real-world violent situations.


WordPress Updates To 4.2.3 To Fix Security Holes

The latest update to WordPress is all about plugging those pesky security holes.


Quickly Approve Apps For Your Mac's Gatekeeper From The Command Line

Newer versions of OS X have a Gatekeeper feature that prevents apps from unidentified developers from installing without your OK. Typically, to approve apps you want to install, you have to go into System Preferences, but OS X Daily shows off a slightly quicker route through the Command Line.


Make A Secret Keyboard Stash From Your Number Pad

For some people, the number pad is an essential part of their keyboard. For others, it’s just wasted space. Why not turn that space into a small secret enclosure?


Microsoft Comes Last In Latest Enterprise Antivirus And Security Tests

In case you weren’t convinced that Microsoft has mostly given up on keeping its antivirus products competitive, the most recent results from independent lab AV-Test should hammer the point home so thoroughly you’ll be uninstalling them by the end of this sentence.


VPNs Fail Critical Security Tests

A VPN is meant to ensure the privacy of your communications through strong encryption, but new tests suggest that the most popular VPN services have critical security flaws.


Ask Lifehacker: How Can I Make My Company Store Passwords More Securely?

Hi Lifehacker, it just struck me that my workplace is as bad as Sony when it comes to storing passwords, but I can’t think of an easy-to-use secure alternative that they would adopt. What do you recommend for this issue for SMEs? Thanks, Unsecured


Hack USB To Improve Security While Charging

It’s seriously handy to charge your devices via any available USB port, but it’s also a data and malware security risk, depending on configuration. It’s feasible to hack USB connectivity to lessen the risks.


Voucher Codes & Personal Details Exposed In Woolworths Accidental Mass Email

Ah, the unintentional group email. Perhaps it was a joke in poor taste, or something meant for select individuals, but more than likely, you’ve never sent anything too important to the wrong people. Certainly not anything on the scale of Woolworths’ recent gaffe, where it fired off an email to over a thousand people containing a spreadsheet with personal details and gift voucher links.