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The password itself is crappy. It’s a fundamentally flawed mechanism for securing our accounts and data that should have died long ago. That means poorly crafted passwords are doubly bad. But with the release of iOS 12 and recent updates to Android, truly terrible passwords—your 123456, facebookpassw0rd, or dEadP3tsnAme—have lost all reason to exist.


Next month, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the European Union. This is probably the most comprehensive set of privacy protections for individuals and is accompanied by the strongest penalties on the planet. So, are we surprised that Facebook has reorganised things so 1.5 billion users, including Australians, will no longer be protected by these tougher regulations?


The world of Formula 1 racing has developed at a breakneck speed over the last few decades. But, more recently, the technology that supports race teams has progressed with teams now freighting a portable data centre along for the ride alongside some of the fastest cars ever made. And that means having the right leadership. Graeme Hackland has been the CIO of the Williams F1 Team since 2014. I spoke with him just behind pit lane and the garages at the Melbourne Grand Prix.


One of the best uses for cloud storage is offsite backups. I don't mean file syncing but real backups you can use to restore entire systems or applications. CrashPlan has, until now, offered some solid options for home and SMB users, But CrashPlan's owner, Code42, has announced that CrashPlan for Home will shut down on 23 October 2017.


March 31 is World Backup Day - an annual event geared towards backing up all your personal data. Whether you work with digital files for a living or just have a bunch of photos sitting on your smartphone, you need to put systems in place to insure against data loss - right now. Here are ten helpful guides to help you on your backup journey: from saving your Windows' Start Menu layout to backing up your kid's iPad.


For peace of mind, you may be taking simple steps to enhance your privacy, such as taping over the webcam (a la Mark Zuckerberg), turning off location services or browsing the web in incognito mode. So it may be interesting to know Google's cybersecurity boss, Gerhard Eschelbeck, doesn't bother with any of these small measures. Here are his three top tips for protecting yourself online.


Thanks to Acronis, we have an Apple Watch Sport (black) and a copy of Acronis True Image backup software to give away worth a combined value of $559. To win the prize, simply tell us your data loss horror story -- be it a business server catastrophe, a stolen mobile phone, or anything in-between. We also have nine copies of Acronis True Image up for grabs as runner-up prizes. Hop to it!


As the director of cyber programs at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Esti Peshin deals with large companies around the world in developing and deploying technologies to support cyber security. With a capability built up over many years in electronic warfare, the IAI found they were able to reapply that expertise in the field of cyber security.


Browser hijacking is fast-becoming an all-too-common scenario. But how do you know if it's happened to you? Maybe your browser is behaving oddly or perhaps your homepage is suddenly different (and you've never seen the website before). If you ever find yourself in this alarming scenario, these tips will help you to remove the threat.


Last week, Catch Of The Day admitted to a data breach involving the loss of usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords and credit card data. What's more, it waited three whole years to disclose this information to customers. If you're as annoyed with the company as we are, you'll want to cancel your account. Here's how.