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Facebook SPAM hits community

G’day, these are some rough notes which I hope will help anyone who suspects or has been hit by the Facebook RayBan Sunglasses SPAM / Virus

I am posting this in the hope it will help our community fight this problem which is affecting personal and group profiles on Facebook. It is not definitive and has no warranties!

Your

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Dropbox passwords leaked

It has been reported from multiple sources over the last few hours that hackers have leaked hundreds of emails and passwords online after claiming to have stolen 7 million individual login credentials from popular cloud storage service Dropbox.

Here is a report from the Sydney Morning Herald ‘Digital Life’ http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/hackers-target-dropbox-claim-7-million-passwords-20141014-115wfu.html

All Dropbox customers

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Rogue beer fridge caught by Telstra ‘robot’

While trying to solve an access issue with 3G Data on Telstra network (more of an issue with distance from the tower and location of 3G device at this stage) I came across this little gem.

see comprehensive article online Rogue beer fridge caught by Telstra ‘robot’

With Luke &

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Warning to change your eBay Password

If you have used eBay, chances are you probably have set up an account which would have included making a password to restrict access to your account.

Some three months ago eBay had a cyber attack and account information was accessed.

eBay is now recommending that it’s users change their password.

Can I recommend that you use a ‘strong’ password

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Warning on SCAM Domain Renewals

If you have a website – eg “mydomain.com”

(no matter what the extension .com .com.au .org .biz etc. ) please take note of this warning. Be it with Web South or someone else – Please be aware that there are a reasonable number of SCAMS around which try to fool you into changing your domain registration to them. I don’t

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Web South Hosting safe from Heartbleed Security Bug

Have you heard of the Heartbleed Security Bug yet?

Security researchers have discovered a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, the cryptographic software library that protects many web sites on the internet. Here’s what that means for you, the average user. For those hosting on Web South – I have been assured that our servers are patched and are safe from this

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Beware a new lot of SCAM Emails

I am seeing lots of SCAM emails targeting most email addresses which have titles bearing reputable business names – pretending to do surveys, and anything else that can grab your attention. Please beware. as even going to the link in some of these emails will deliver you a nasty repair bill for rebuilding your software.

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Beware downloading TIFF images

Security Firm SOPHOS warns of a Microsoft vulnerability where a maliciously crafted TIFF image could lead to unauthorised downloads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHxKtjZCyuQ view this YouTube 60 second news item which mentions it.

Apparently Windows is patched against this threat, so please make sure your computers are ‘patched’ (that they have the lates security patches).