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Beware Online Banking SMS Scam That Snares Victims With Fake Websites

It looks identical to your bank’s online portal. But don’t be fooled. A SMS phishing scam is catching victims by directing them to fake websites which look identical to those of real Australian banks, and then capturing their private banking login details. We have some tips on how to deal with this kind of scam.


How To Get 2GB Of Free Google Drive Storage

It’s Safer Internet Day today and Google is encouraging users of its online services to do a security check on their accounts by offering up a bonus 2GB of storage on Google Drive as a reward. Here’s how you can claim the extra storage.


Improve IT Security Without Breaking The Bank By Beefing Up Governance

It’s good and all to talk about making additional investments in to IT security, but budget is a concern for most organisations. If your company has a tight purse string, there are still ways to improve IT security.


Why Is Apple Killing Customers' iPhones?

Over the weekend, you may have read reports about Apple “bricking” multiple iOS devices that had undergone third-party repairs. According to the Guardian, customers who elect to fix their damaged iPhones through unauthorised repair providers have been receiving an “Error 53” message which renders the device useless. Apple has since issued an official statement to address the mounting furore. Apparently, it’s a deliberate “security feature”. Should we be grabbing our pitchforks?


WinRAR Is Fine. As Usual, Windows Is To Blame For Supposed 'Vulnerability'

When it was reported last year that WinRAR had an unpatched security flaw, everyone (including us) was quick to pounce. Few however seem to have noticed that WinRAR wasn’t at fault — there’s nothing wrong with the archiver. In fact, old favourite Windows was to blame and even then, the problem was fixed back in 2014.


Google's Safe Browsing Now Protects Against Deceptive Software Downloads

Late last year, Google beefed up its Safe Browsing service that protects internet users from various tricks attackers use to gain access to their computers. Google has now bolstered Safe Browsing further by warning users of embedded content like ads that pretend to be from a legitimate company to get users to download dodgy unwanted software. Here’s what you need to know.


Upgrade Your Phone's Passcode To At Least Six Digits For Better Security

You probably already know that the more digits in your passcode, the better, but if you’re still using a four digit passcode, especially on your iOS device, you should probably change it. Here’s why, and how to do it in iOS and Android.


Nearly Half Of Organisations Are Looking To Hire Security Professionals

More good news for those working in IT security. According to a recent report by ISACA, there are plenty of job opportunities for skilled IT security professionals all around the world.


International Data Privacy Day: Securing Your Sensitive Information In The Digital World

Data breaches are becoming all the more common across the world. In Australia, we have already seen a number of high profile incidents where companies have lost customers’ personal data. Today is International Data Privacy Day, which is intended to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection. It’s also a good time for companies and individuals to assess whether they have stored or disposed of their sensitive information securely. We have some advice on how you can maintain your privacy in the digital age.


WhatsApp Voicemail Malware Strikes Again

There have been several known cases of malware campaigns targeting users of the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp in the last few years. Yet another one has emerged which lures victims into downloading a virus by claiming they have a WhatsApp voicemail waiting for them. Here’s how to avoid falling for this latest scam.


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