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Telstra Bill Scam – watch out

Nik Devidas

There’s a new, very well constructed, scam email making the rounds – this time it’s a Telstra look-alike bill. The well-formatted email will look familiar to existing Telstra customers and asks users to click through to an attached bill. Although there are no attachments: just a link is provided. The fake Telstra bill. Source: MailGuard.

Turn On Encryption In Facebook Messenger NOW!

Nik Devidas

Facebook Messenger’s ‘Secret Conversations’ allow end-to-end encryption, but the feature is opt-in. Here’s how to turn it on and use it. End-to-end encryption means that your conversations are encrypted from one device to another so the conversation can’t be accessed by anyone other than the sender and the intended receiver. Facebook’s new encryption, appropriately, is

Rock IT is ranked as a leading MSP again!

Nik Devidas

12th Annual MSP 501 Identifies Top Forward-Thinking Global MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services JUNE 18, 2019: Rock IT has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 12th-annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. Every year, MSPs worldwide complete an extensive survey and application to report their product

Enable Google two-step verification

Nik Devidas

Enable Google two-step verification This is the simplest way to get additional security around your Google accounts. It’s simple, easy to use and will stop the bad guys/girls getting in!! To get started, go to the Security page in settings. Click 2-Step Verification and then the Get Started button to sign in to your Google account and turn on two-step verification.

FBI Ransomware Alert & mitigation steps

Nik Devidas

In an FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alert, the government agencies warned cybersecurity professionals about SamSam MSIL/Samas.A ransomware attacks. Within the alert, the government agencies recommended that organizations take these 14 steps to mitigate the risk of SamSam ransomware infection. Here’s the mitigation guidance, word for word from the FBI and DHS memo: 1.

Five Common Security Scams

Nik Devidas

Five Common Security Scams Phishing: Emails aimed at luring recipients to click on an embedded link, which could trigger a malware installation, or surrendering confidential information such as passwords or credit card numbers. Spear-Phishing: Attackers gather specific personal data and often impersonate friends or business associates, including mimicking their email addresses (a tactic called “spoofing”) to craft an especially realistic

WhatsApp video call could compromise your account – update WhatsApp!

Nik Devidas

Google Project Zero security researcher Natalie Silvanovich has published a report showing a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could have allowed an attacker to take control of a video call remotely. The technical details can be found in Natalie’s blog or a summary here. The quick summary for this blog is this: Hacker only need your phone number

Latest Windows 10 update wipes user data; highlights lack of backups

Nik Devidas

Such is the state of computing these days, software providers are continually releasing security and bug patches. Microsoft has what’s known as “Patch Tuesday”, which is a monthly release of security and bug fixes. The quality of these updates is often questionable as well, with the latest October 2018 (1809) release leaving some users reporting

Cybersecurity mid-year update 2018

Nik Devidas

100% security is now almost accepted in the online community. If you want to communicate with the outside world then you have to allow traffic in and out of your network. Here’s the key summaries from one of our security vendors, Webroot, for the first half of 2018: » Ransomware attacks moved beyond brute force