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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

Ransomware is everywhere – so what can you do?

Nik Devidas

Ransomware is everywhere these days. According to a recent study, 94% of IT providers reported ransomware bypassed top-of-the-line anti-virus software. If ransomware makes it past your front line of defense, what’s your next move? Protect your business with these tips

What the Privacy Act Amendments mean for Australian Businesses

Nik Devidas

The information in this article should be treated as a guide only and not legal advice. Please seek professional legal advice should you require further clarification. The quick summary The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 was passed by the Senate as an amendment to the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and will come

Phishing attacks more efficient than data breaches: Google

Caitlin Devidas

A Google study found that phishing attacks are more efficient than data breaches at getting criminals into victim’s account and that the average person still has can’t pick a good pass word. The recent┬ástudy was carried out in conjunction with University of California at Berkley and the International Computer Science Institute. Researchers conducted a year-long

Beware this Office 365 spam

Nik Devidas

“Your Outlook Email Storage Is At Risk Final Warning“ Below is a look at a common scam getting around. It looks legitimate enough and preys on people’s FOMO: Fear Of Missing Out. Take a closer look You’ll see that the email didn’t come from Microsoft 100% full? How are you receiving this email! Does Microsoft

Get your business back up and running after a Cyberattack

Nik Devidas

It’s not just the big guys getting breached – it’s the small companies too. And whilst you may have some pretty good security measures in place (check out our top 3 tips), there is currently no way of being 100% secure online. So what can you do if you are compromised in some way? Restore

Why can’t I use the same password for all my accounts?

Nik Devidas

It’s a reasonable question – if your password is strong, it shouldn’t matter…. right? In 2013 Yahoo had a security breach that affected all 3 billion user accounts. 3 billion accounts. That’s 3 billion passwords. There probably weren’t even 3 billion people on the internet in 2013 – but there were that many Yahoo accounts.

Increased cyber attacks must trigger equivalent action

Caitlin Devidas

Recent and widely publicised cyber attacks must be the impetus for a renewed and more concerted and coordinated global commitment to strengthen cyber security capabilities. In May, the WannaCry ransomware attacks struck, underscoring the potentially disastrous consequences for health care facilities and their patients when medical records and medical devices are compromised. June brought yet