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Twitter has finally added two-factor authentication and you should enable it right now if you can. We probably don’t need to tell you why, but just in case you forgot about social engineering hacks, you want to enable this feature to protect yourself.
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve read about why I really should use a VPN, and I’ve been looking into different providers, but there’s one thing I’m worried about. Can’t a VPN provider just look at my traffic all they want and see what I’m doing? Don’t I just have to trust them not to spy on me?
I just did a count of the systems I use that require a password and gave up at 40. I know I’m not alone; for many of us, it often seems we have too many passwords to manage. They are, however, required to access most of the systems we interact with for work, entertainment, and everyday living. Perhaps it is because they are so ubiquitous that we take them for granted without ever really understanding how they work.
Hi Lifehacker, Recently I’ve had a series of break and enter attempts made against my home. Whilst none have been successful yet, my biggest concern is the police and I have minimal evidence of what has happened. There is no CCTV in/around the street, no witnesses and I personally haven’t got a look at the person(s) involved. The police are going to send a forensics team this time to try and pull prints.
While it’s relatively unlikely you’ll run into malware using the Mac, it’s not impossible, and you may want to consider an antivirus tool to protect your Windows-using friends from any malware you might inadvertently send their way. We think that Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac is the best choice, and it’s free.
iOS: Onavo Protect is a combination VPN and anti-phishing utility for the iPhone and iPad. It will notify you when a site you’re visiting is insecure, when you’re about to provide personal data to a phishing site, and keep your data safe from prying eyes when you’re using public Wi-Fi networks on the go.
The daily deals site LivingSocial has been hacked, revealing more than 50 million people’s usernames, names, birth dates, passwords, and email addresses. Here’s what you need to know.