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Another Researcher Shows How Social Networks Can Follow You Online

Security researcher Andris Atteka discovered a way to see LinkedIn users that came to his blog page, and get their profile information as long as they were logged in when they did it. It serves as a good reminder: log out of social networks when you’re finished.


Hundreds Of Dropbox Passwords Leaked, Change Yours Now

A few hundred Dropbox usernames and passwords have leaked on Reddit, likely from third-party services and possibly as part of a much larger breach. Time to change your passwords.


Tinfoil For Facebook Puts Your Mobile Browsing In A Privacy Sandbox

Android: Part of the problem with Facebook privacy is that you can still be tracked even when you’re not on Facebook itself. Tinfoil for Facebook helps prevent this by browsing the mobile Facebook site in a sandbox.


Two Ways To Securely Lock Your Bike On A Comb Rack

We’ve talked about how to properly lock your bicycle before, but some bike racks — particularly cheaper comb racks — might require a few tricks. Here’s what you need to do.


Ask LH: How Can I Run Surveillance Cameras In A Remote Location?

Hey Lifehacker, My father runs a factory which is about 20kms away from our home. It’s in a remote area with iffy phone signals and no internet connection. Trucks comes at around midnight every day for loading, but my father suspects the drivers are also stealing some goods during this time. What’s the best option for monitoring the area? Does it matter that the cameras can’t be connected?


NOVA's CyberSecurity Lab Shows How Tricky Data Security Really Is

Keeping data secure is no easy task, and no one knows that better than the engineers who work to secure applications, networks and databases every day. To get an idea how difficult it can be — and learn about security in the process, this NOVA Lab puts you in their shoes.


Seven Persuasion Tactics Repeatedly Used By Scammers

We’ve all been manipulated, and it’s no fun. What’s worse is when that manipulation costs us a lot more than we were prepared to give. It’s good to know the persuasion tactics we fall for over and over again.


Another iOS Exploit Allows Untrusted Users To Access Siri

Since Siri was announced, it seems like there’s always a new way for people to use it against it you. It turns out iOS 8 is no different.


Hide App Store Purchases With A Left Swipe

If you’ve set up family sharing on your iOS device, you’re sharing all your purchasing history with your family. But maybe you don’t want to flick through your kid’s 50 freemium game downloads just to get to your list of apps. Thankfully, AppleInsider shows us how to hide purchases.


Windows 10's 'Keylogger' Fiasco Has Been Blown Out Of Proportion

Over the past few days, numerous news outlets have been publishing articles stating that the Windows 10 Technical Preview is a “keylogger”, is “spying” on you, or collecting “private data”. Many of these are, at best, misleading.