Popularity always comes at a price. BBC News reports that hackers are increasingly looking to Facebook as a means of harvesting information, with five separate "viral" applications seeking to gather user information under false pretences in the last week. Lifehacker regulars are probably already well-versed in treating any requests from anywhere with suspicion, but with Facebook now numbering more than 175 million active users, that's a lot of less-clued-up noobs waiting to be victimised. Do you think Facebook is at risk from the wave of hacking attacks, or is its bigger problem maintaining interest levels among more jaded users? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Facebook An Increasingly Popular Target For Malware
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The NBN is a painful political boil on the government's arse. After the promise of fast 100Mbps connections was squashed by the Abbott/Turnbull government, in favour of a program that said 25Mbps qualified as broadband, there have been all sorts of delays and issues with the service. A recent survey, albeit with a small sample size, quantified some of that pain, with many NBN customers saying they'd prefer to go back to their old ADSL connections. You know things are bad when ADSL looks like a better option. So, what can you do about it if you're on the NBN but it sucks?
Alas, my McDouble-loving friends, it appears McDonald's has sent the popular burger off into the sunset. From what we know, it won't be replaced with the McSingle, or the McTriple, leaving fans to make do with less-thrifty substitutes.