Tag "Security tips"

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.

Apple kills QuickTime for Windows as Trend spots holes

April 15, 2016

We’re never going to be able to plug up every hole in every bit of software, but Apple’s solution to a new set of flaws Trend Micro has discovered is pretty simple: withdraw the app altogether.

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.

How to be safe with your smartphone

June 19, 2015

Security issues, vulnerabilities, and scams, sheesh, owning a smartphone seems harder than it should be, so if you're at all concerned about how you can be safe with a smartphone, here are some tips.

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.

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?

Celebrate Privacy Awareness Week by being aware of your password security

May 8, 2015

It’s the end of the week, and while many of us are ready to kick off the shoes and let the weekend begin, we feel like it’s worth checking out some password tips to end Privacy Awareness Week, which has been running all week, but has probably been ignored by most people.

Worst passwords for 2014 revealed: yes, 123456 is one of them

January 23, 2015

When it comes to passwords, some people just don’t understand that they should be something that takes a little bit of effort to guess, and isn’t just the first six or eight numbers you can prattle off. And yet, the worst passwords of the year indicate some people still haven’t learned.

Dropbox scam making the rounds, here’s how to work out what’s fake

October 17, 2014

Every so often, a scam or a virus makes its way into the GadgetGuy inbox, and we get to see what other people get to see in order to help you understand it. Today, it’s one of those days, so if you see a Dropbox scam, here’s what not to do.

Wireless security needs to be better as Sophos reveals all while warbiking

July 3, 2014

How dangerous is it to use the WiFi at a local cafe? You could just have your information harvested and used against you if there’s no internet security, says Sophos, which travelled across Sydney looking for open wireless connections and found quite a few.

Valentines Day to be sad if Android malware gets its way

February 6, 2014

February 14 is supposed to be a day of love and happiness, almost to the point where you can hear Al Green singing to you at all times of the day, but if some nasty mobile software is downloaded, it could spell bad news and sadness for those involved.

BYOD coming to more schools, parents should be aware says McAfee

February 3, 2014

The era of free laptops from state schools may well be drawing close to an end, at least for the moment, but the requirement for students to have these computers is hardly over, and this opens up new issues for parents to discuss with their kids.

AVG warns against free WiFi when shopping these holidays

December 11, 2013

Free wireless networks are everywhere these days, and many stores have actually gone out of their way to offer free WiFi so shoppers can stay online while they search for the perfect item, but all may not be good with these freebies.

How to avoid a forced factory reset with Android’s USSD flaw

September 26, 2012

When security holes are found on devices, you bet we sit up and take notice, and the one discovered this week seems to be a doozy, especially if you have an Android device from Samsung.

More passwords hacked, so how do you protect yourself?

July 14, 2012

It seems like we can't go a week without a major security breach and the listing of thousands of passwords to be made publicly available online. So what do the experts think you should do to keep yourself protected?

New Twitter account highlights why taking photos of a credit card is a bad idea

July 3, 2012

Some people on the Internet think that taking photos of their new debit and credit cards is a good idea, but a new Twitter account should make them think otherwise.

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