It’s easy to fall for an online scam if you’re in a hurry.
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Hoax websites are becoming more popular with fraudsters. So it’s more important than ever to protect yourself.
Examples of ‘bad ads’ found on the web: clickbait articles, potentially unwanted programs, miracle weight loss supplements, gross-out images, and investment pitches.
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A combination of volume, technology and financial need has opened the door to sleazy and dangerous advertisements on reputable websites.
QR codes are visual patterns that store data smartphones can read.
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Here’s what happens when you scan one of those ubiquitous two-dimensional black-and-white patterns.
To understand what happened, you need to know what a CDN (content delivery network) is, and how crucial they are to the smooth running of the internet.
Website defacing can shut down businesses that have moved online during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.
There’s a creeping conformity taking place on the web.
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Design bloggers have long had creeping suspicion of a more monolithic web, so a team of researchers decided to analyze the aesthetics of nearly 10,000 websites.
If only it were as easy as pushing a button.
Many sites offer the ability to ‘opt out’ of targeted advertisements, but doing so isn’t easy. Simplifying and standardizing opt-outs would help improve privacy on the web.
How can the internet accommodate more and more users every day?
Out of the science labs, our internet connectivity is now part of our everyday lives.
In just three decades we’ve gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
More Australians rely on just one source to get their news.
More than a third of Australians say they would prioritise a subscription for a video streaming service, such as Netflix, over a subscription for online news.
How secure is your password?
Passwords are an integral part of our daily IT life – and a major source of vulnerabilities. What are the problems and risks, and how can we reduce them?
We use reviews and online testimonials when downloading an app or shopping on eBay. So, why not when choosing a new dentist?
Many of the online testimonials you might read for dentists and other health professional can not only mislead, they can be illegal.
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This year marks the 30th birthday of .au domains. We’ve come a long way but there’s big change ahead.
Do we need a decentralised web?
The world wide web today is more useful and accessible to more people than it ever has been. So why do some early pioneers of the web think it has been ruined?
What comes next in an Australian domain name could be up to you.
The rules that govern what Australian web address people can register could be changed to allow more personalised .au domain names.
The growing trend: searching the web from your smartphone.
With more people using the web from hand-held devices the search giant Google wants you to see more mobile-friendly websites.
Some websites can drive you crazy.
How many times have you been looking for information online, only to find yourself going round and round in circles? Or you’ve spent too long poking around a website trying to find what you need, only…
Apollo Bay in Victoria. Australia’s coastal towns are vulnerable to changes in the surrounding seas.
Australia’s coastal towns, many built around fisheries and tourism, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. South east and south west Australia are marine hotspots — they are warming much faster…
Your computer has a special fingerprint that can give away details of your online browsing.
Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of websites. Researchers at Belgium’s University of Leuven have…
Website design shouldn’t elicit this reaction.
There is probably not one of us reading this who has not lost themselves in time and space as they surf the web. So much engaging content, so many interesting lines of enquiry – and so much rubbish too…