Category Archives: Security

Stay Smart Online

Australian Government’s cybercrime alerts https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/internet/stay-smart-online and Facebook page

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Ransomware on the rise

Microsoft flags 800 per cent spike in crypto ransomware that demands $US1000 http://www.cso.com.au/article/558533/microsoft-flags-800-spike-crypto-ransomware-demands-1k/ To avoid this ensure your – Anti Virus is up to date – Don’t open suspicious emails – Don’t open suspicious attachments – Microsoft updates current – Adobe updates current An additional service we perform is Network Penetration Testing, where we perform […]

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Your Home internet router

Most people keep their computer updates and anti-virus up to date but aren’t aware that your home router requires maintenance. Updates are published for these devices that require manual installation and it is also important to change the default password and record this. The following link explains some vulnerabilities that exist: https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/139631-critical-backdoor-in-linksys-and-netgear-routers-found-again/ If you embark on […]

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SCAM websites

Saw this “great” website recently with massive sunglasses discounts http://sunglassesusonline.com/   Seemed too cheap and of course if “something is too good to be true …” Further investigation shows the website complies to all the dodgy tactics. Have a look at this guide to spotting fake sites. http://www.scamidentifier.com/how-to/spot-fake-online-shops/ Now I’m not proposing to uncover all […]

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