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National Consumer Fraud Week 18 – 24 May 2015 – Get smarter with your data

As a computer service shop, we get to see quite a bit of what goes wrong with things when people don’t care or don’t understand about being safe with Online Security.

There are plenty of benefits for the individual and businesses to be online, in fact it’s pretty hard to not be online at all. There are also risks associated

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Back to Work and Virus Warning

Yep! we are back after a short break for Christmas & New Year!

Hope you had a great holiday season.

We are already busy with new websites, which should be released soon.

VIRUS WARNING!

Be careful everyone, the baddies didn’t stop over Christmas, in fact they most definitely had a ball as everyone dived online to see if

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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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