Security

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi with contacts

Brian Krebs 9:03 AM   New feature 'Wi-Fi sense' automatically connects your Microsoft contacts to your Wi-Fi network when they come in range.

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Connected cars vulnerable to attack from all sides

Modern cars are connected in many different ways, from smartphone integration to wireless tire pressure monitors.

Craig Timberg   As our cars begin to resemble computers on wheels more than old-fashioned automobiles, the number of attack surfaces - or places where intrusions can start - is growing.

Security experts hack into moving car and seize control

Hackers claim to have taken control of a Jeep Cherokee.

Sophie Curtis   Hackers have managed to take control of a car and crash it into a ditch while sitting on their sofa several kilometres away.

Security

The biggest mistake Ashley Madison customers made

Screenshot of the main page of www.ashleymadison.com
Ashley Madison is currently the largest dating website.

Jordan Robertson   Comment: There was one thing that exposed customers and there was something they could've done to be less exposed.

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One million Australians could be captured in Ashley Madison hack

Ashley Madison: up to 1 million Australians could be exposed.

Marc Moncrief   Nearly one million Australians risk being exposed as unfaithful partners in the hacking saga of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison.

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Online cheating site AshleyMadison hacked

Ashley Madison: up to 1 million Australians could be exposed.

Brian Krebs   Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site AshleyMadison.com have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company's user databases, financial records and other proprietary information. The still-unfolding leak could be quite damaging to some 37 million users of the hookup service, whose slogan is "Life is short. Have an affair."

Consumer privacy protections improved as data sharing increases

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Anna Patty   Consumer privacy protections will be improved as the state government increases the amount of digital data it shares between different departments.

Security

How 'free' geo-dodging is selling you out

Of the proxy services tested, 79 per cent force users into unencrypted browsing, 16 per cent inject ads.

Brian Krebs   'Free' services that work with a web browser to access blocked overseas content have been shown to actively steal your information, spy on you or serve you ads.

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Questions over Samsung's handling of security flaw

Samsung has questions to answer over its handling of a recently revealed security flaw.

Hannah Francis   Australian telcos have distanced themselves from Samsung, which apparently knew about the issue several months ago.

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Security

Samsung's gaping security flaw

Last chance: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Hannah Francis   Phone users risk other people listening in on their conservations and reading their texts

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Emoji passcodes: better than a banking PIN?

Emoji password.

Hannah Francis   A British company has launched an emoji password banking app, which it says is more secure and easier to remember than four-digit PINs.

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Password manager LastPass hacked

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A popular web service that promises to help people keep their passwords secure has reported hackers may have obtained some user information - although not actual passwords - from its network.

Privacy

What Tim Cook overlooks in his defence of privacy

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

Farhad Manjoo   Apple's chief executive delivered a speech last week that raised some eyebrows in the technology industry.

More than 30,000 iiNet customer passwords hacked

iiNet took the hacked server offline immediately.

Brendan Foster   Internet provider iiNet has had a major privacy breach after more than 30,000 customer passwords were hacked.

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Skype bug crashes app with commonly used text

Microsoft-owned chat, phone and video app Skype has released a fix for a simple bug that crashed the app.

Hannah Francis   A week after a text message was found to be crashing iPhones, Skype has encountered a similar bug.

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Check your privacy settings on Google's new My Account page

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Tim Biggs   In a move to reassure users about the safe collection of their data, Google has launched a new website that puts all the settings and permissions for your Google services in one place.

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Woolworths leaks $1 million of gift cards in massive data breach debacle

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Lisa Visentin   Grocery giant Woolworths has scrambled to cancel over $1 million worth of shopping vouchers after an embarrassing breach of customer data, in which it mistakenly emailed the redeemable codes of 8000 vouchers containing the customers' names and email addresses.

Plug-ins add security your web browser

The lock symbol shows your security is working.

Adam Turner   An encrypted link to a website stops anyone in between snooping on information such as logins, passwords and banking details.

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'Lifetime' Netflix? There's no such thing

Beware dodgy shared-account scammers.

Tim Biggs   If paying a tiny one-off fee for unlimited access to Netflix sounds good to you, you're missing something.

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Social media giants are not the privacy monsters you think they are: Deloitte

Australians say they most distrust social media brands in relation to their private data.

Esther Han   We may distrust social media's handling of our personal data but research shows it outperforms other industries.

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