Being able to tell the difference between a legitimate email and one that is “phishing” for your credentials can save yourself and your business thousands of dollars. Phishing emails can be quite convincing, which is what leads to the high number of people falling victim to them every year.
Phishing is quickly becoming the most popular way hackers will try to gain sensitive information. In fact, 64 per cent of the data breaches reported to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner between the 1 April 2018 and 30 June 2018 involved the compromising of credentials through either phishing attacks or other unknown methods.
It's confession time - I fly a lot. It's one of the parts of my job that is both a blessing and a curse. I've been fortunate enough to see some lovely parts of the world as well as spend nights in some rather dodgy places, and have had my fair share of radiation thanks to travelling near the upper realms of the atmosphere.
It’s becoming more and more dangerous to take things at face value these days. People, photos on menus of food for sale, even some cars – we find ourselves needing to do more homework before taking the plunge and risk getting suckered in.
Twitter has recently suggested all their users should update their passwords, not only for their platform but across any online platform you use. Whilst updating your password regularly for all your online identities is good advice, it may seem weird for Twitter to suggest updating passwords for all your online identities, so why have they done this?
According to experts, passwords shouldn’t be the only way you defend your accounts. After all, hackers have plenty of tricks and tools to steal them. So to help businesses fully understand the risks involved, Google conducted a study on the causes of account hijacking. The results From March 2016 to March 2017, Google and UC […]
It’s confession time – I fly a lot. It’s one of the parts of my job that is both a blessing and a curse. I’ve been fortunate enough to see some lovely parts of the world as well as spend nights in some rather dodgy places, and have had my fair share of radiation thanks to travelling near the upper realms of the atmosphere.
Although ransomware has stolen the limelight recently, there’s another type of cyberattack targeting your bank account. Thanks to some horrifying ingenuity, being infected by OSX.Dok can result in victims directly handing their bank account information to hackers. Take a minute to find out how it works so you can avoid making a costly mistake. OSX.Dok […]
By now, you must have heard of the WannaCry ransomware. It ranks as one of the most effective pieces of malware in the internet’s history, and it has everyone worried about what’s coming next. To guard yourself, the best place to start is with a better understanding of what made WannaCry different. Ransomware review Ransomware […]
With as much as we write about sophisticated malware and security breaches, sometimes the most effective attacks are the ones that prey on human error. In the most recent case, all it took was an email with a perfect imitation of one of Google’s security screens. If you use Gmail, you need to know how […]