How sites get hacked

How sites get hacked

What do the following companies have in common: Sony eHarmony LinkedIn and Formspring? They’ve all had their password databases hacked and released in the past year either publicly or to the hacker underground. A common factor among hacked sites is exposure of a database directly to the internet. While this is never a good idea…

The Ultimate iPhone User Guide: How to use the iPhone camera

The Ultimate iPhone User Guide: How to use the iPhone camera

What’s that you’ve gotten yourself a shiny new iPhone? Our comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your iPhone will have you up and running in no time.Using the cameraThe iPhone’s camera is deceptively simple to use. Launch it then press the camera button at the bottom to snap the photo. But don’t let…

Let’s get physical: how 3D printing works

Let's get physical: how 3D printing works

Forget Express Post: in the not too distant future you may be able to send a small gift to your grandchild by emailing her a 3D data file then having her manufacture it on the spot using a 3D printer in her lounge room. Give it a few minutes and she’ll have a physical toy…

The threat landscape: how it’s changing and what it means for you

The threat landscape: how it's changing and what it means for you

Talk to security software vendors and you’ll discover there’s a common theme in the changing landscape of threats faced by users: cybercrime is now fully industrialised. What started off as attention-getting individuals writing simple malicious scripts has evolved into a fully-fledged underground criminal economy. Far from being conquered cybercrime is exploding. According to researchers at…

Up, up and away: cloud salaries are sky-high

Up, up and away: cloud salaries are sky-high

Cloud computing is big business – but just how big you may not have realised until you consider what Chuck Hollis has learnt all too well.Job seekers with cloud-related skills “make between 20 per cent and 40 per cent more in the job market than their non cloud-trained peers” Hollis says. And he should know:…

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook vs Apple MacBook Air – head to head

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook vs Apple MacBook Air - head to head

Acer’s just-unveiled Aspire S3 is remarkably similar to the Air even with the distinctive sculpted keyboard indentation in the top case.But as Acer Australia’s Nigel Gore told APC when you make everything in a notebook smaller and smaller the designs are inevitably going to bear some similarity. (Then he gave a long-winded justification about how…