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Ask LH: Should The Australian Flag Be Banned As A Fashion Item?

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?


Create A Multiple-Camera, Motion Sensor-Controlled Surveillance System With A Raspberry Pi

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.


The 25 Most Commonly Used Passwords Of 2015 Will Depress You

It would appear that people still suck at creating passwords. If you look at this annual list of the top 25 most commonly used passwords from SplashData, you’ll see what I mean.


Make Your Own 'USB Condom' For Added Security When Charging From Untrusted USB Ports

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.


Detect And Disable An Airbnb's Hidden Wi-Fi Cameras With This Script

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.


The Cyber Security Issues You Should Be Watching For In 2016 [Infographic]

With our increasingly digital lives, security is something that everyone should be thinking about. Malicious mobile apps in particular are on the rise, along with compromised cloud data accounts. But being aware of the issues is the first step to protect yourself.


Dashlane 4 Makes Changing Passwords On Hacked Sites Easier, Adds A New Interface

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.


Ask LH: Am I Allowed To Secretly Film Roommates Suspected Of Stealing?

Dear Lifehacker, I live in an apartment with three flatmates and I suspect one of them may be stealing from me. The problem is, I don’t know which one! Am I allowed to set up a surveillance camera without telling them? What are the laws around this?


Windows 8 And Internet Explorer 8, 9, And 10 Are No Longer Supported, Upgrade Now

It’s the end of the line for Windows 8.0 and Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10. With Microsoft pulling support on them today, it’s upgrade-or-get-hacked time.


LastPass Revamps Its Interface, Adds Emergency Access And Better Sharing

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.


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