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If there’s one legacy Internet protocol that really needs to go, it’s the password. Given how easy it’s become for hackers to decipher most passwords and how annoying it’s become to memorize multiple passwords that all require capital letters, numbers and symbols, it’s only a matter of time before some enterprising tech company comes up […]

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We’ve written a few times about the case of Andrew Auernheimer, perhaps better known as weev. While he has a bit of a reputation as an online troll, and self-admitted jerk, his case is yet another example of how ridiculously broken the CFAA (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) remains. In this case, what he did […]

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EVERY time you purchase an app on Google Play, your name, address and email is passed on to the developer, it has been revealed today.

The “flaw” – which appears to be by design – was discovered this morning by Sydney app developer, Dan Nolan who told news.com.au that he was uncomfortable being the custodian […]

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Identity theft is a problem that has grown in intensity over the past couple of years. Indeed, large credit card companies and banks have had their systems invaded and millions of people have been put at risk. The thing that you should really keep in mind is that if companies are vulnerable to hackers, then […]

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