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A good time to consider two-factor authentication
Many of the world’s most popular online services now offer two-factor authentication for log on as an alternative to their existing single password methods.
Ticketmaster warns of fake confirmation email
Ticketmaster Australia has posted a warning on Facebook and its website alerting customers about a fake confirmation email currently circulating.
Old malware resurgence, recycled via phishing, Facebook
In recent weeks, security experts have begun warning about the resurgence of a type of malware first noted in 2007, the Trojan horse known as Zeus.
Microsoft, Adobe release June Patch Tuesday updates
On 11 June 2013, Microsoft and Adobe issued their monthly Patch Tuesday security update for products including Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Office and Adobe Flash Player.
WEP wireless security protocol out of date. Check your connection
Businesses and home users are advised to avoid using the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security protocol for wireless connections.
Westpac customers targeted again by phishing emails
On 23 May 2013, antivirus vendor AVG issued a warning about the circulation of fake security notification emails pretending to originate from Westpac.
Telstra is contacting affected customers
On 16 May 2013, Telstra confirmed spreadsheets containing some of its customers’ details were discovered online via a Google search.
November 2012 eNewsletter
Across Australia, growing reports of computer based ransom attempts—scams—coming from official looking organisations including the Australian Government, ATO or AFP, have become increasingly widespread.
Android users warned of malware
The Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3), a partnership between the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US based National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) has issued a warning about malware directed specifically at the Android mobile operating system.
Advanced fee scam moves to SMS
The ACMA has noticed an increase in advanced fee type scams being received via SMS.