Security

October 4, 2018

Chrome green padlock is now grey and not displaying secure anymore

Until recently, one way to see if a web page is secure is to look out for the green padlock in the browser (next to the URL). If there was no green padlock you would assume that the web page in not secure – that the communication between your browser […]
June 20, 2018

Why You Should Secure Your Site with HTTPS

For several years now, Google has been encouraging website owners to implement SSL certificates. It all started back in 2014 with the HTTPS Everywhere campaign where the goal was to raise awareness of the security by implementing SSL certificates. SSL later became a Google ranking signal to further encourage its […]
May 28, 2018
General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR privacy laws for Australian Businesses

By now we all would have received several emails in regards to GDPR in relation to your privacy rights – perhaps from Twitter or eBay. These organisations, and others, are getting on the front foot ahead of a new privacy law coming into effect in the European Union this month. […]
March 10, 2018

Why should I update my WordPress site?

“Everything is working fine, so don’t update your site and risk breaking something!” As the professional who comes in and fixes broken sites, I’ve heard that line so many times. What prompted me to write this post is that is that more recently I have been hearing Wed Design agencies […]
December 2, 2017

Essential Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

If someone hacked into your bank account, you would know that they were after your money. If they hacked into your email account, though, you need to think of what they wanted with your email. Perhaps they wish to pretend to be you and ask your relatives for money. Perhaps […]
March 10, 2017

Data breach notification laws come to Australia

Privacy laws in Australia are about to change. They are being modernised to help protect individuals’ personal and sensitive information. In February, both Houses of Parliament passed a bill to introduce mandatory data breach notification laws. When the laws come into effect sometime this year, we all will have new […]
November 23, 2016

7 Reasons Why A WordPress Website Is Great For Your Business

How would you rate the online presence of your business? If you want to stand out in today’s digital climate, a great website can make a world of difference. WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world, and here are the top seven reasons why we believe a […]
October 30, 2016

Watch Out For This Domain Registration Scam

We have received several inquiries from our clients regarding a concerning paper invoice they have received in the mail. The invoice is sent from a company named Domain Name Services, and the invoice claims that the clients domain has expired and needs to be renewed for the disproportionately high fee […]
September 23, 2016

CYREN CyberThreat Report August 2016

The CYREN CyberThreat Report for August 2016 has been released. A recent Osterman Research survey conducted on behalf of Cyren found Phishing to be the top threat category for small- to medium- sized businesses (up to 3,000 employees). A staggering 43% of those businesses reported suffering a phishing breach in […]
May 10, 2016

Ransomware Surges 14% in Q1 2016

The number of users affected by ransomware has increased by 30% in the first three months of this year. The Russian AV firm Kaspersky Lab said it’s security systems prevented more than 370,000 attacks on users in Q1 2016, 7% of which were aimed at the corporate sector. During this […]
November 12, 2015

Malware Distribution Peaks on Fridays: CYREN Cyber Threat Report

Once again our friends at CYREN reveal that an average of 2.25 billion malware attachments were detected on Fridays during Q3 2015. It shows shows that attackers were seeking to take advantage of employees being less protected over the weekend. The trend also resulted in IT professionals having to deal […]
May 19, 2015

World’s Biggest Cyberattack

You may have read about an unprecedented cyberattack involving the ‘Carbanak’ cybergang. Since 2013, they have stolen up to one billion dollars from more than 100 banks and financial institutions in at least 30 countries, including Australia. Losses per bank range from $2.5 million to approximately $10 million, making this […]