Tag "security"

Apple to close Lightning port vulnerability

June 16, 2018

Apple has announced an upcoming iOS upgrade will close its Lightning port vulnerability. It will block data transfers on its Lighting port when the device

SMBs are prime cyber-attack targets

March 27, 2018

Cyber-attacks cost affected small business an average of A$10,299 in 2017 – a 56% increase over 2016 said Norton by Symantec.

Security holes in so many new smart devices

March 18, 2018

Security company Kaspersky has found that the tsunami of new smart devices – coffee machines, fridges, cars, speakers, vacuums, speakers and even security cameras themselves

Google: Android now as safe as the other guy!

March 17, 2018

Google has made a bold statement that its current Android offerings are as safe as other mobile operating systems.

Macs not safe from malware

March 9, 2018

Leading malware detection and removal company Malwarebytes says it is time to explode the myth that Macs are immune to virus and malware.

Online identity theft/fraud is real, and it is happening here

January 8, 2018

Online identity theft is growing at an exponential rate, evidenced by a raft of Australian news reports over the Christmas break.

Norton says, “Trust us”

November 29, 2017

Symantec, the world’s largest pure-play computer security company and developer of Norton security products has one message this year. That is, you can trust it

HSBC customers can now use Apple Pay

May 3, 2017

HSBC customers can now 'tap and pay' with their iPhones using Apple Pay.

A Photogenic Security Encounter

December 12, 2016

This morning I spent a couple of hours with three smart phones and a high quality compact camera, taking photos of things I thought might

USBKill can easily destroy your computer

September 13, 2016

A simple USB stick, called USBKill, can easily destroy your computer.

Symantec aims for a secure web, will offer free(ish) certificates

June 16, 2016

The makers of Norton 360 do a little more than just make security software, and it even has a vision for a totally secure world wide web, with the company taking one step towards it… though there is a catch.

D-Link’s webcam ups the angles with 180 degrees

June 8, 2016

Security cameras are getting more connected meaning you can check them on your smartphone, but they don’t always cover the widest angles, and that’s why one company is changing things.

Trend Micro builds a way out of ransomware

May 30, 2016

Ransomware is one of the more frustrating security problems at the moment, locking your files down if you have the grace to cross one and open a link, but security group Trend Micro has a fix ready.

Twitter hacks highlight the importance of strong passwords

May 26, 2016

We’re reminded of why good passwords are needed on a fairly regular basis, and after a spate of attacks on Twitter accounts, you may want to check your social networking accounts for security, too.

Scams get a little local as Aussie organisations named

May 18, 2016

It’s already bad enough that we get called by people pretending to be Microsoft, but now you’re going to have to be on alert from fake Aussie organisations, but there are some tips you can consider.

Bitdefender in with a free way to block ransom virus “Cryptowall”

April 1, 2016

April Fools day aside, security issues are no laughing matter, and now that ransomware is proving to be more of a pest than expected, one security company has rocked up with a free for all fix in case you need it.

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