Online security

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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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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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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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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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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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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SMBs attacked in latest online scam

New Zealand’s Stock Exchange cyber attack New Zealand’s Stock Exchange Market (NZX) experiences a severe  cyber attack for four days in a row.  The NZX was forced to close on…

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