Top Stories Security
- Ask LH: Should The Australian Flag Be Banned As A Fashion Item?
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- Firefox, Chrome Now Consider Kickass Torrents An Unsafe Website
- Choice Shonky Awards: The Worst Australian Products Of 2015
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Dear Lifehacker, with Australia Day around the corner, lots of people I know will be showing off their Aussie pride by draping the flag over their shoulders, homes and vehicles. However, I read somewhere that this was getting banned, which sounds very un-Australian! Could you give me an insight into the legality of telling someone they can’t wear a flag? If it’s not against the law, shouldn’t I be allowed to do it?
Video: It’s really easy to use a Raspberry Pi to create a cheap surveillance system with just one camera, but things get complicated if you want multiple cameras. Over on Pyimagesearch, they figured out a way to get it done.
Video: When you need a quick charge of your phone or other device, it’s easy to just connect it into any old untrusted computer or public charging station. The chance of malicious data getting through to your phone is pretty slim, but it still exists. Over on Node, they show off a way to make sure only power can get through the USB port.
Airbnb renters keep finding hidden Wi-Fi cameras watching them without them knowing. If you want to ensure your privacy in a rental, this shell script will find any Wi-Fi cameras on the network and disable them.
Windows/OS X/Android/iOS: Dashlane is one of our favourite password managers, and today the service updated with a new, consistent interface across all devices; an updated “password changer” that lets you change passwords on a site without even visiting it and new languages.
LastPass is one of the best password managers around. Today it gets a bit better with an improved interface and a handful of new features.