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We increasingly live in a bring your own device (BYOD) world. Given the choice between your smooth shiny new contract smartphone and some dumbphone horror on a rubbish network, why would you pick the inferior work-supplied option? That's fine, but make sure your device stays secure by following these simple guidelines.

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Windows 8 comes with Microsoft's Windows Defender technology built-in and offers Microsoft-vetted apps through the Windows Store. Both those changes mean that your PC has more protection built in, but they don't mean you can neglect all the other aspects of computer security. Here are the reasons why.

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Security is one of our perennial Lifehacker topics: as fast as technology advances, criminals find new ways to exploit it. Here are our 10 most popular guides to security, covering every aspect of your online life.

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A simple password stops criminal types gaining access to your machine, but doesn't protect your data if the hard drive gets removed, or stop attempts to intercept your internet connection. To achieve that goal, you need encryption, but it can be a confusing topic. Here are the basics everyone needs to know.

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Facebook and Twitter consume increasingly large chunks of our time, providing us with a public face to the world and accumulating personal data over time. Those benefits come with significant security risks, however. Make sure your social networking dream doesn't turn into a nightmare by ensuring you follow good security practices.

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Apple has long touted security as a selling point for Mac OS X. While it's the case that there are far more viruses for Windows than Mac, but the notion that Mac users don't need to have any concerns about security is a myth that deserves to be well and truly busted.

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We all should know that decent passwords are all that stand between us and a potential security incident. Yet many people end up infected with a virus or with a massive credit card bill because they failed to follow the basics of password security. Here are the 10 things that people keep getting wrong, and ways to make sure you get them right.

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Tony Abbott has said he thinks it is "hugely implausible" that the speeds on the National Broadband Network could easily increase by a factor of 10 to the 1 gigabit per second maximum speed now being claimed by the NBN. For his benefit (and the benefit of confused voters), we're here to explain in simple terms why such a scenario is plausible, even though it doesn't necessarily mean you'll get that speed directly into your house.