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- Opera Just Introduced A Free VPN, Built Right Into Its Web Browser
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- Warning: New Cyber Threat Hits Australia's Major Banking Apps
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Australian consumers should be allowed to use technologies like VPNs and proxies to defeat the efforts of companies like Netflix and HBO that stop them from accessing digital content libraries from other countries. That’s the thrust of a Productivity Commission draft report into overhauling Australia’s existing copyright laws that has just been released.
Last week, Opera added a VPN to the dev version of its browser, which was certainly good news. The bad news is that unlike the more robust VPNs it tries to replace, it leaks data that should be encrypted all over the place, namely your private IP address. Here’s how to fix it.
As any online shopper knows, all credit cards have a 3-digit card verification value (CVV or CVV2) code printed on the back. Merchants are forbidden from storing this information — so how do online fraudsters manage to get hold of it? Here’s what you need to know.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Opera users just got a free, unlimited VPN that you can use to encrypt your data or get around location-based restrictions on content. It’s currently in the dev version of Opera, but turning it on is as easy as flipping a switch.
We know you can turn a Raspberry Pi into a cheap surveillance system and that displaying images on a small screen is no problem either. Adafruit combined all this together with some sensors to create a system where you can monitor the camera and data on one Raspberry Pi from another Raspberry Pi.
As we reported last week, Windows users have been urged by Trend Micro to remove Apple Quicktime from their PCs. The video player — which Apple has ceased supporting — has been linked to two critical security flaws that won’t be getting patched, ever. If you haven’t got around to killing the program, you need to do it now.
Encryption and how you control data your is a hot topic right now, but understanding encryption and how it relates to your personal data is confusing. YouTuber CGP Grey explains encryption, as well as some of the issues up for debate right now, as simply as possible.