A few weeks ago, we invited you to complete our survey on IT and Software Updates for a chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Now we’re giving you a few more days to share your thoughts (the survey now closes on Wednesday, 1st August 2018). In case you missed it, here’s the recap: What do you know about IT updates? IT and … Continue reading Survey Extended! Share your knowledge for a chance to win!
We want to know what you think about IT security and software updates. Complete our short survey and go in the draw to win a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4! Continue reading Share Your IT Thoughts To Win!
Over the weekend we saw the biggest change to the .au domain name space. The operational control and management for .au has been migrated to Afilias, who currently manage over 25 of the global Top Level Domains (TLDs). The transition means that domain owners can now register domains for a range of time periods (from 1 year to 5 years) and benefit from reduced costs. … Continue reading A new era for .au
Do you ever save passwords to a text file on your computer? If you do, then Cortana – Microsoft’s assistant for Windows 10 – may allow someone to gain access to your computer even while it’s locked. This flaw was patched in the Microsoft Patch update released yesterday. The security flaw relates to the fact that Cortana (which can be activated by saying Hey Cortana) … Continue reading “Hey Cortana, can you change my password?”
A new Windows Update has broken remote access for some users – but in the name of better security. There is a workaround if you can’t update everything right now. Continue reading ARGH! Remote Desktop is broken! (and here’s how to fix it)
After much speculation, today Facebook has confirmed around 300 000 Australian accounts, mostly from Australian’s living overseas, may have had their data exposed in the Cambridge Analytica saga that has been unfolding. But perhaps the bigger news is that Facebook is making sweeping changes to it’s API services for third party developers, reducing limits for queries, revoking access and requiring more stringent reviews by Facebook. … Continue reading Facebook kills API ecosystem to give users better privacy
Easter is a wonderful time with lots to celebrate. The Bible Society of Australia’s innovative SMS story campaign opens some interesting potential security holes. Continue reading Easter and Information Security…
Over the last 10 years, Real World has been involved in delivering a number of Drupal based website solutions to our clients. One of the reasons we love Drupal is they have an active security community which constantly monitors their software for potential vulnerabilities and has a process to manage and update these. Yesterday, the Drupal Security Team have released an advisory (SA-CORE-2018-002) for a … Continue reading Don’t get caught by the latest Drupal Critical Security Vulnerability
Keeping your data safe has never been more important. Malware, viruses, botnets and more are targeting any user they can find to try and steal, encrypt or gain access to information. Your password is your first line of defence. With so much advice out there about passwords, we know it can be hard to work out what to do, and what the best practice guidance … Continue reading How to keep your data secure with a good password
Over the past few days, we — like most of the internet — have become aware of media reports about WannaCry/WCRY ransomware, an unprecedented surge in ransomware infections affecting many organisations and individual users globally. A number of customers have contacted us today to seek clarity around how this ransomware may affect their business. At Real World, we value clear, transparent communication about issues and updates that might affect … Continue reading I Cry, You Cry, We all Cry