Security warning about Smart TVs

We've all survived the Black Friday and Cyber Monday super sales where some of the big-ticket items are Smart TVs. The FBI just released a warning that your new toy may be a cyber criminal's best friend. Smart TVs typically include internet streaming, cameras, microphones and other advanced technologies allowing the manufacturer or app developers to snoop on you. Malicious cyber actors may be able to take control of your unsecured TV. Low risk ac..

Cyber Monday Survival Guide

As night follows day, so Cyber Monday follows Black Friday in another US retailer-inspired sales push hanging on the coat-tails of Thanksgiving. Any excuse, eh? Of course, online retailers around the world have seized the opportunity to jump on the bandwagon - and where merchants lead, scammers are sure to "follow the money". For every reputable organisation coaxing you to part with cash for their unmissable, never to be repeated (this week!) bar...

International Computer Security Day

International Computer Security Day for 2019 falls on Saturday 30 th November – why not use it as a prompt to review the current state of your computer security. There are lots of things you can and should do to make sure you are protected from crippling and expensive data loss, system corruption, blackmail or loss of business. We've put together a brief outline of some of the positive actions you can take to improve the security of your computer...

Notification of Data Breach / General Data Protection Regulation

Data Protection affects us all – whether we hold personal data, or it's our personal data being held – and 2018 is bringing with it some new government legislation to improve protection for individuals whose data is held by organisations: ​22 February 2018 - the Australian Government's Notifiable Data Breach ( NDB ) commences 25 May 2018 – the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) comes into effect The NDB – or Privacy Am...

Phishing Email – Not the ANZ Bank

Today's Phishing experience is brought to you by 'Not the ANZ Bank'. Let's work through the highlighted fields to show why this is a 'fake' email and deserves nothing but the delete key: ​Name of the sender is ANZ Internet Banking and the email address at the top of the page is shown as onlinehelpdesk@anzgroup.com.au Nothing here that helps identify it as a phishing email. However, if you hover over the 'Answer your challenge question' is display...