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Apple hires iPhone hackerarticleApple hires iPhone hackerIn what's been described as "a stroke of genius", Apple has hired the hacker behind JailbreakMe, a free website that enables users to remove restrictions on their...
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Apple sued for iPhone location trackingarticleApple sued for iPhone location trackingApple is facing a mass lawsuit over the iPhone's storing of users' location data, which could result in a bill of nearly $25 million.
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Ask an Anonymous hacker anything…articleAsk an Anonymous hacker anything…Over at the ABC Rosalind Scutt notes that Aunty's getting adventurous — even enabling users to interact with a real life hacker...
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Technology saves the day!blogTechnology saves the day!Tracking software isn't foolproof, but installing it ahead of time (or even after the fact) will at the very least give you a fighting chance at getting your...
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Australia under threat from cyber espionagearticleAustralia under threat from cyber espionageCyber espionage is being used against Australia on a ''massive scale'', with some foreign spies using Australian government networks to infiltrate the cyber...
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Hack attack: five tips to creating a stronger passwordarticleHack attack: five tips to creating a stronger passwordUnless you've been living under a rock somewhere remote with no human contact or internet connection you'll know that hacking is something of a hot potato...
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Neighbours framed for child porn after Wi-Fi hackedarticleNeighbours framed for child porn after Wi-Fi hackedA man from Minnesota, US, was handed an 18-year prison sentence this week, after being convicted of hacking into his neighbours' Wi-Fi connection and trying to...
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Cyber-bullying: How to protect your kidsgalleryCyber-bullying: How to protect your kidsNew technology has drastically changed the experience of childhood. Parents today may not fully comprehend the importance of social media to children's lives or the...
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Identity theft a articleIdentity theft a "real concern" for AustraliansNew research has shown that nearly one in six Australians has been a victim or known somebody who has been a victim of identity theft or misuse in the past six...
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Kiddie hacker conference to teach kids the tricks of the tradearticleKiddie hacker conference to teach kids the tricks of the tradeThis August, a specialised hacker conference in Las Vegas will offer children between the ages of eight and 16 the chance to learn the skills of computer hackers,...
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Memorable hacks of 2011galleryMemorable hacks of 2011We're barely halfway through, but it has already been quite a year for hackers. See some of the most memorable hacks of 2011.
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What makes hackers attack?articleWhat makes hackers attack?We're barely halfway through, but 2011 has already been quite a year for hackers. So what is it that makes hacking so appealing? Why do the hackers do what they do?
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Top 10 Facebook scams galleryTop 10 Facebook scams Love it or hate it Facebook has become an essential communication tool in the age of social media. But as well as providing a brilliant communications platform — it...
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Laptop thief busted by hidden cameraarticleLaptop thief busted by hidden cameraWhen police wouldn't help Joshua Kaufman find his stolen laptop he took matters into his own hands — he turned to the internet.
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Hackers unhappy, Tupac Shakur resurrectedarticleHackers unhappy, Tupac Shakur resurrectedHackers hit US news website PBS recently, publishing a phoney article claiming that rapper, Tupac Shakur, was still "alive and well" in New Zealand.
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Macs no longer safe from malwarearticleMacs no longer safe from malwareOnce upon a time, Mac users could rest easy, safe in the knowledge that their devices were virtually immune to viruses and malware.
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Are Facebook scammers unstoppable?blogAre Facebook scammers unstoppable?These days, Facebook is rife with spammers promising big rewards if only you'll hand over your personal details with just a couple of clicks. But how do you know...
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Journalist arrested after exposing Facebook flawsarticleJournalist arrested after exposing Facebook flaws>Queensland Police arrested a Fairfax journalist yesterday, after an article he wrote highlighting flaws in Facebook's privacy controls was published on smh.com.au.
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99.7 percent of Android devices at risk of data theftarticle99.7 percent of Android devices at risk of data theftAccording to security researchers at the University of Ulm in Germany, 99.7 percent of all Android-powered devices are vulnerable to password theft.
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Look out for Osama scamsarticleLook out for Osama scamsCyber-criminals are taking full advantage of the news of Osama bin Laden's death, prompting the FBI to warn computer users not to fall prey to unsolicited emails...
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