Online security

SMBs attacked in latest online scam

Popular with online criminals, last week has seen a series of email scams going directly for the money jar. Leveraging major accounting software brands that are popular with the SMB…

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Why Spotify went down on Friday

Friday morning on the east coast of the USA people started their day to access the Internet to read the news, tweet or post in forums like Reddit.  But most…

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Misspelt email addresses

A missing dot in an email address might mean messages end up in the hands of cyber thieves, researchers have found. By creating web domains that contained commonly mistyped names,…

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Google to abandon older browsers

A recent news item stated “Google to abandon older browsers “. Google is phasing out support for older browsers from 1 August. Those using IE7, Safari 3, Firefox 3.5 and…

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Scam awareness week

This week is scam awareness week. According to statistics New Zealand loses up to $450 million in scams every year. Online scams are a large portion of that. Demography wise…

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Malware sites

Yesterday I was searching the net for a Rotary Club logo. I need it for a project I am doing at present. There a few sites that had good images.…

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Free Vacation Scams

They almost got me today on the phone! This is how it goes. Ma’ am you have been selected with four others for a free vacation in Florida. (of course…

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Password Managers

I wanted to write about password managers after reading about IE vulnerability. The news item on TV said – if you click a link in the email you receive or…

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Why I use FireFox Browser

I came across this article in the tech section of BBC website. I know people who use only IE for browsing. Have tried to educate my clients over the years…

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Secure Passwords

How secure are your online passwords? Not at all. Last week gawker- an online gossip site got hacked & 1.3 millions user accounts was compromised. Their passwords were published online!…

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