Edward Snowden Explains Why You Should Use Passphrases, Not Passwords

We’ve talked a lot about password security, and how you should be using longer, complex passphrases, rather than short passwords. In this video, Edward Snowden explains why you should use passphrases in a way all your friends and family can understand.


LastPass For Android Gets Design Refresh, Simplifies Adding New Items

Android: LastPass is a Lifehacker favourite, but it hasn’t always been the prettiest app. Today, that changes. On Android, at least.


How The Dallas Buyers Club Decision Infringes On Our Privacy

Our online privacy is constantly under threat. Our activities on the internet are monitored for a variety of reasons and our human right of privacy is often pitted against other human rights like freedom of expression.


Dashlane Inbox Scan Finds All The Passwords You've Shared Over Email

Your inbox is full of confirmation emails and other messages containing one of your passwords — which is bad news if someone gets access to your email. Inbox Scan, a new tool from the makers of Dashlane, searches your email for messages containing passwords and other sensitive info so you can delete them.


1Password For iOS Gets Extension Improvements For Faster Logins

iOS: 1Password for iOS got an update today that drastically improves the extension and makes it easier to use 1Password with other apps. It’s now about as feature-packed as the desktop extension.


Build A 'Fake TV' Burglar Deterrent For When You're On Holidays

Most burglars are only interested in a place when it’s obvious that there is nobody home. If you’re going on holidays, this build makes it look like there’s always someone home watching TV, without you having to actually run your TV the whole time.


Hide Valuables In Your Car With This Sneaky DIY Cup Holder Compartment

It’s always a good idea to keep the valuables in your car hidden from prying eyes. This simple DIY setup requires only an empty mint case and the bottom of an old mouse pad.


Those Phone Scammers Are Now Trying To Work Out If You're Faking It

Here at Lifehacker we’ve long maintained that scammers pretending to be from Microsoft/Telstra/Optus/Apple are pond scum, and that it’s a public service to keep them on the phone as long as possible to stop them from actually getting through to someone who might fall for their malware-installing ways. Annoyingly, it seems some of those charlatans are now alive to that tactic.


Ugly Mail Identifies Emails That Track You

Chrome: It’s possible for people to track whether you’ve seen an email using tracking pixels, and if that idea makes you cringe a bit, Ugly Mail warns you when an email you receive can track you.


How To Reduce Online Fraud And Cyber Crime

Online fraud is rampant, and many Australians end up duped into sending money overseas as a result of romance or business scams. But as Cassandra Cross from Queensland University of Technology explains, it is possible to stop these crimes before they send people broke.