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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Both Microsoft and Google have pushed out their security patches for the month that covers swathe of critical vulnerabilities on Windows operating systems, Office, Edge and Android. Microsoft has patched the zero-day bug reported by Google that caused the two companies to butt heads. Google, however, has yet to fix the serious vulnerability called Dirty Cow, one of the worse Linux privilege escalation bug that has ever been discovered, for Android. Here's what you need to know.

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Tech support scams often come in the form of annoying pop-up adds that claims your computer is busted or infected by some awful virus that you can fix by calling a dodgy phone number. These kinds of scams aren't new but now scammers can make it look like there's really something wrong with your computer, making them much more convincing. Here's what you need to know.

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If the recent security breaches (or should we say alleged security breaches) of Myspace, Tumblr, Netflix and LinkedIn data have taught us anything it's that all our passwords need to be changed. But if you haven't got round to your Twitter log-ins then now is a perfect time, because according to reports today more than 32.8 million supposed Twitter usernames and passwords have been stolen and shared.

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IT security professionals are in high demand in Australia as organisations step up efforts to protect their data and IT infrastructure. The only problem is there aren't enough security professionals to fill the new roles that are being created. We take a closer look at the current security employment landscape.