Lifehacker 101: How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia

Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.

Lifehacker 101: Smart Locks

You may have heard the term “Smart Lock” applied to a new category of devices. But what is a smart lock, and why would you want one?

Samsung's Update Software Breaks Windows Update

Some of Samsung’s laptops quite deliberately break the option to have Windows automatically update itself.

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.

Privacy Isn't Just Digital: What I Learnt In Private Investigations

When you think about protecting your privacy, you probably think about your Facebook data or text messages. However, as I learnt while working for a private investigations company, most of us don’t fully understand how privacy works, how it extends beyond our browser history, or how we’re really vulnerable.

Make A Secret 'Doortop Stash' To Hide Your Valuables

You’ve probably never thought about hiding something in the top of your door, but that’s exactly what makes it such a great hiding place for small valuables. This video demonstrates how you can use this inconspicuous nook to keep your jewelry and important data safe.

Samsung Galaxy Phones Have A Serious Security Flaw

The version of Swiftkey that Samsung ships with its Galaxy phones has a major vulnerability — and it can’t be simply eradicated by removing the app itself.

LastPass Hacked, Change Your Master Password Now

Bad news first, folks. LastPass, our favourite password manager has been hacked. It’s time to change your master password. The good news is that the passwords you have saved for other sites should be safe.

Disconnect Offers A Malware And Adware-Blocking VPN To Protect Your Privacy

Windows/Mac: Disconnect, makers of some of our favourite privacy tools, has unveiled a new desktop app designed to protect your computer from malware, adware and spyware. There are two tiers: A free version that protects your browsing, and a premium version that encrypts your traffic using Disconnect’s VPN.

No, You Can’t Protect Your Computer From Viruses With Crystals

There are many things you can and indeed should do to protect your computer from malware and viruses. A chunk of crystal, however, is never going to cut it.