[This article was originally posted by Andrew Yager on LinkedIn] The last week hasn’t been great for the global internet community from a routing security standpoint. From the news that Google’s traffic was accidentally routed through Russia (and Nigeria) to Telstra accidentally black-holing customer traffic yesterday morning, you could be forgiven for wondering how the internet functions at all. In a conversation with one of my colleagues on Wednesday, not … Continue reading Internet Route Security: a long way to go
Congratulations to Bruce Amery from Highlands Motor Inn who is the winner of our Security Software and Updates survey. Bruce is the proud owner of a new Microsoft Surface Pro – and we can’t wait to get it to him! We’ll publish the results of the survey and some insights about what we have learnt soon! Continue reading And the winner is…
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!
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?”
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…
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
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. And even more so when it comes to emails these days. The last few days have seen yet another re-emergence of specific SPAM messages from organisations such as Australia Post, Energy Australia, the Australian Tax Office, and the Australian Federal Police that are designed to trick normal, smart, and sensible people into opening them and compromising their computers. When … Continue reading Spam, Phishing and Email