security

Hillary Clinton's 'One Device' For Emails Excuse Was BS

Hillary Clinton told the world that the reason she exclusively used her personal email as Secretary of State because she “thought it would be easier to carry one device”. But thanks to a FOIA request, we now know that Clinton used multiple devices for email, including an iPad and a BlackBerry. She also mixed her personal emails and chats with her official emails.


Create An Ultra-Secure, Easy-To-Remember Passphrase Using Dice

So you replaced the letter “e” with “3” and capitalised a random letter, and now you think your password is secure? Nope. Hackers (and the NSA) know those tricks, too. That’s why you should use this crazy dice technique to create a practically unbreakable passphrase.


Almost All Of The World's Top Hotel Chains Use Easily Hackable Hardware

Hotel internet is so far from secure — it’s downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world’s top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable.


The Trick To Hacking Top-Secret Computers: Just Add Heat 

Security researchers just found a way to hack into specially secured computer systems by sending messages using blasts of air. This is another example of how even the most walled-off systems can still get hacked.


Leaked Documents Reveal Canada's Advanced Cyber Warfare Capabilities

While much attention has been paid to America’s National Security Agency over the last two years, reports now suggest that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment has been playing hardball too. A report by The Intercept claims that the agency’s “developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure”.


NSW Online Voting Platform Has A Massive Security Hole

If you’re one of the 66,000 people from New South Wales who voted in the state election using iVote between Monday March 16 and midday on Saturday March 21, your vote could have been exposed or changed without you knowing.


Man, It's Still So Easy To Fool Facial Recognition Security 

Passwords suck, so why not replace them with facial recognition software? Because facial recognition software still kind of sucks too, as Dan Moren discovered in Popular Science after a little craft project easily fooled his bank app.


China Finally Admits It Has An Army Of Hackers For Cyberwar 

China is finally admitting what we’ve known for years: Yes, it has cyber warfare units, and plenty of them.


US Secret Service Wants To Build A Replica White House

The US Secret Service hasn’t been doing an awesome job guarding the White House lately, so Joseph Clancy, its director, plans to ask the House Appropriations Committee for $US8 million so that the US President’s guard can build a replica White House on the Secret Service training grounds in southern Maryland.


The NSA Is Going To Love These USB-C Charging Cables

Thanks to Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavour of cable for all your charging and connectivity needs? Hell yes. But that convenience doesn’t come without a cost; our computers will be more vulnerable than ever to malware attacks, from hackers and surveillance agencies alike.