Top Stories Security
- Google Settings Is A Super-Useful Android App You've Missed
- How To Use Private Browsing Mode On Every Platform
- Those Phone Scammers Are Now Trying To Work Out If You're Faking It
- How To Reduce Online Fraud And Cyber Crime
- How Your Phone Became A Secret Tracking Device
- How To Test Your PC For The New 'Superfish' Security Vulnerability
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.
Android: LastPass is a Lifehacker favourite, but it hasn’t always been the prettiest app. Today, that changes. On Android, at least.
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.
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.
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.
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.