People who aren't using recently updated Internet Explorer often feel a certain sense of smugness about the relative vulnerability level of their browser. The annual Pwn2own competition demonstrates the foolishness of anyone feeling smug. Our sister site Gizmodo reports that Safari was hacked within ten seconds of the competition starting, with Firefox and IE following some hours later. So no matter what your browser (or your platform), sensible security measures from strong password to security software need to remain a focus for everybody. If you're looking for options for the latter, check out our Hive Five on the best antivirus software.
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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?
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