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Daily Archives: September 15, 2021

Microsoft wants you to ditch your password. For good, this time.

Jakkal said there are 579 password attacks every second, which amounts to about 18 billion annually; one reason that occurs is that internet users tend to create basic passwords. According to security firm NordPass, “123456” was the most commonly used password in 2020, followed by “123456789.” Several apps have stepped …

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We’re never leaving the home office: Pandemic offers end to commute

“We’ve seen changes before, like services or the increase in women in the workforce, but that happened over decades,” he said. “Working from home has come out of nowhere.” The commission found the single biggest gain perceived by most employees was the end to the daily commute. In Sydney, the …

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Melbourne set for dose of freedom as Ballarat slides back into lockdown

The positive news for Melburnians came as Ballarat was plunged back into lockdown to prevent an outbreak spilling into regional Victoria. Ballarat will go into a seven-day lockdown.Credit:Penny Stephens A seven-day lockdown of the city of about 100,000 was set to begin on Wednesday night after it recorded four cases, …

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Government asked to set up open process to pick human rights commissioners

She h’s co-written an open letter to Senator Cash with Justine Nolan, director of UNSW’s Australian Human Rights Institute, and more than 80 other signatories asking for a change to the legislation governing appointments. They have also sought a commitment from shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus that Labor would follow an …

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Dealing with China and the US simultaneously

The idea that we need the Chinese money is not the whole story. As the pandemic has shown, we can establish new markets and thrive without China. When I hear different people say that Australia needs to bow down to China, I question their motives and if they have some …

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Secret in fiery heart of volcanoes gives clue to predicting eruptions

Australian researchers have unlocked a secret hidden in the fiery heart of many volcanoes, which could lead to better detection of when they might erupt. While volcanoes commonly form at the places on Earth where tectonic plates join, hotspot volcanoes can form anywhere and are fed by magma being pushed …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, September 16

Cancer June 22-July 22 The stars continue to stir the pot. You’ll feel more sensitive than usual and perhaps irritable with your partner or those closest to you especially if you think they haven’t been taking your needs into account. This is the time to be assertive but you must …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Thursday, September 16

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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Junta links put spotlight on sale of Australian company’s mine in Myanmar

Singapore: An Australian company is under fire over the proposed sale of a mine in the troubled south-east Asian nation of Myanmar to an outfit with alleged links to the military junta. Perth-based Myanmar Metals, whose shareholders include prominent miner and Rich Lister Mark Creasy, has announced plans to offload …

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DJ Ken’s vinyl countdown

Ken Gill of Northmead refuses to succumb to boring lockdown activities and is slinging the vinyl instead: “I have committed to playing all 100 of my old vinyl LPs, from A to Z by artist, and have faithfully promised myself not to skip such classics as The Best of Benny …

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