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A Motion-Detecting Camp Lantern Promises To Keep Blair Witches At Bay

If you’ve got years of camping experience under your belt, you’re probably able to just tune out those things that go bump in the night. But if you only head out into the great outdoors once a year for a weekend camping trip, you’ll appreciate the CampGuard lantern which will stand guard and automatically sound an alarm to scare off forest intruders.


Wow, Mark Zuckerberg Is Incredibly Paranoid

Mark Zuckerberg, a man who runs a service that collects the personal information of more than a billion people daily, seems to be worried about being spied on. There’s something very interesting in the photo Zuckerberg posted late last night to celebrate Instagram’s 500 million monthly active users. Can you see it?


How Well Are Australians Protecting Their Personal Data?

Inforgraphic: In June this year Microsoft commissioned some research into which devices Australians see as being the most susceptible to data theft, and what precautions we are putting in place to stop the theft happening in the first place.

It turns out we have not a whole lot of knowledge on how our data can actually be accessed by others, which could be a reason why 18 per cent have had personal data comprised in some form.


How Google Is Fixing A Fatal Security Flaw

Google is making the best security feature, two-step verification, a little bit easier to use. This week, the company announced that it’s switching out the annoying (and hackable) six digit code with a simple “yes” or “no” button. This is a great move.


Deals: Earn A Living By Beating Hackers At Their Own Game

Want a career that’ll always be in demand? Corporations pay network security professionals extremely well to protect their systems, clients, and profits from the threat of cybercriminals. Now anyone can learn these skills with the Pay What You Want: White Hat Hacker Bundle, available to Gizmodo Australia readers at a fraction of the retail price.


NZ McDonald's Have Unsecured NFC Tags Taped Under Their Tables

Off to Macca’s? Be sure to bring your tinfoil hat and Faraday cage, lest your phone be hijacked by an unsecured NFC tag! Grand conspiracy or something significantly less sinister? It’s the latter. It’s always the latter.


Hackers Hacked The Pentagon And Found Quite A Few Bugs

When the Pentagon announced the “Hack the Pentagon” event back in March, many wondered what kinds of vulnerabilities hackers would find when checking government websites for bugs. Now we know.


How To Lock Down Your Privacy Settings On IOS

Few of us spend time reading through licence agreements or tweaking default options during app installations, so it’s all too easy to end up sharing more personal data than you really want to. Here are the key settings you need to be aware of on iOS to protect your data and exactly how to use them.


Jill Bahring: I Was Not Assaulted By Jacob Appelbaum

The woman involved in an eyewitness account of sexual misconduct by ex-Tor developer Jacob Appelbaum given to Gizmodo says her experience of the night in question is “entirely different”.


How To Stay Safe On Public Wi-Fi

If you take a trip today, you’re bound to come across more free public wi-fi spots than ever before. They can be great for getting work done, managing your social media empire, and generally staying connected — but these public networks can also be a major security risk. Here’s what you need to know about using free public wi-fi and how you can keep yourself safe.


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