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Perfect password security

Your passwords are a tremendous security measure, but sometimes they seem to be no more than an inconvenience, designed to stop or slow you from accessing a computer or web site. For decades (literally since the 60s) passwords have been the first line of defence to secure access to computer ...
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Backup your iPhone and save a world of pain

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I used to work for the Apple Store Sydney as a Genius (note the capital "G" denoting this is a title, not a claim!) We saw many things at the Genius Bar, but the one thing which consistently amazed me ...
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Spot phishing attacks like a pro

Is it the sense of familiarity, the intriguing subject line or just being in auto-pilot that compels you to click? Phishing is a method often used by hackers and cyber attackers to steal your credentials and sensitive personal information, or to infect your system with undetectable malicious software. A phishing ...
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A thousand used for your old iPod

If you’re like almost everyone in the world, at some point you had an iPod. Which, at some later point, you replaced with a bigger and better iPod. And both of them now lie idle, tucked away in a drawer somewhere… So, the clever folks at Business Insider have released ...
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Untangling domain names

A Tangled Mess Most businesses start with one domain name. You’ve got one idea, you’ve found a .com.au domain name, you buy it, and you’re on your way with a web site. Soon, though, you find the .com version is available, and decide to buy that one too. Then the .net ...
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iTunes Error 53: The (in)convenience of security

Recently there’s been a lot of beat-up in the press about Error 53, an error which may appear in iTunes when the iOS software on iPhones or iPads which feature Touch ID is updated. The ACCC has initiated an investigation to determine whether this error, which is triggered by a security measure, contravenes ...
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