Tag "scams"

Sextortion Scammer fail

August 2, 2018

Well, that made me look twice. A would-be sextortion scammer led his email to me with my password. I confess, my tummy did perform a

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.

Credit danger as 3D printers make black market cards

April 11, 2016

It’s already bad that your identity is worth something to scammers, but now stolen credit cards are becoming a big thing for criminals, too.

Android banking apps under attack in Australia

March 10, 2016

It isn’t easy being an Android owner down here in Australia, or even in New Zealand, as customers of the major banks become threatened by a nasty piece of malware.

AskGadgetGuy: are $1 iPhones a real thing?

February 11, 2016

We were sent an interesting little link this week, suggesting that an Aussie news site had the goss on super cheap iPhones. There was only one problem: it isn't real.

Scams pick up for the end of the year, be on guard

November 16, 2015

The internet can be a dangerous place, and if you don’t have security software in place and are hopeful of someone giving you free money, you might get burned.

New “British” scam picked up by the government, how not to get caught

August 17, 2015

There may well be a sucker born every minute, but you don’t actually have to be that person, with the government and an internet security group chiming in to talk about a new scam and what you can do to avoid it.

Tax scams return for the year, don’t get caught out

June 30, 2015

The new tax year is about to begin in Australia, and you know what that means: the return of tax scams. Here’s what’s going on and how not to get caught out.

Norton picks up a scam that fools even secure logins

June 19, 2015

You might have thought two-factor authentication was the way to keep your online identity and logins to websites and services safe, but Symantec -- the makers of Norton -- has picked up on a scam that can fool this, too.

Telstra combats scams with a smart home phone

June 11, 2015

We’ve heard of the smart phone, but Telstra’s Call Guardian may well be the first smart home phone we’ve properly seen, as Telstra finds a way to cut down on scammers but not letting them call you to begin with.

Android owners with Minecraft under attack from dodgy apps

May 26, 2015

If you’re a Minecraft gamer or know someone that is, and there’s an Android phone being used somewhere in that home, look out, because your mobile might be a world filled with malware and scareware, not just blocks and diamonds.

It’s National Consumer Fraud Week, here’s how not to be caught out

May 19, 2015

Security is one of those things we all have to be conscious of, and this week, doubly so, as Norton sends word of it being National Consumer Fraud Week. Are you aware of the cons being played online with you?

Australians build a preventative invention for your wallet

March 5, 2015

There are moments when you need to look at technology as a preventative thing. Internet security is like that, a purchase that all devices should have, if only for the “what if” case scenario. Now, there’s a gadget appearing designed to stop the “what if” moment from happening to your credit card.

Scam alert: fake Google Docs could steal your details, what to look for

March 5, 2015

A scam has picked up in Australia, and that’s bad news for anyone who thinks someone they know might be sending them an important document.

New scam targeting Aussies: no, the government is not emailing speeding fines

February 25, 2015

If you’ve ever gone through a red light camera or have been caught speeding, you’ve probably received a fine of some sort for the effort in the post. That’s fine, because that’s normal, but a digital one? That’s just a scam.

Social engineering to increase in 2015, here’s what you can do

February 17, 2015

What will scammers be looking at when it comes to security this year? It turns out finding a way into your social circle will be big in 2015, as Trend Micro clues us in to the importance of safety online this year.

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