Safety & Security

September 11, 2014 2:59 pm

Protect Your Emails from Hackers


5 million email usernames and passwords were recently published on a Russian forum, creating yet another controversy on how secure our online accounts really are. The emails were leaked through phishing and hacking techniques and were compiled over the years from unsuspecting individuals. Although Google has released a statement that these hacks were done against individuals, their own email system was never breached. Several measures are already in place to keep your passwords secure, one of which is using a password manager. These types of software stores and encrypts your passwords across multiple sites and is only accessible by a [...]

Protect Your Emails from Hackers2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

JP Morgan Bank Data Routed to Russia


A global network of computers used to acquire bank data from JP Morgan was found to be rerouting the information to a Russian city, according to investigators. Recent proliferation of cybercriminals have alerted investigations from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency in the wake of the JP Morgan attacks, and the recent Apple account hacks that targeted celebrities  - showing how sophisticated attacks can be hard to pursue. The recent cyberattacks have shown flaws in online data security, and companies are scrambling to stay ahead of the threats. Despite the data trace on the JP [...]

JP Morgan Bank Data Routed to Russia2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

August 8, 2014 2:09 pm

Australian Banks Prone to Cyber Attacks


Professional Services Firm Ernst & Young’s Global Head of Information Security has highlighted several weaknesses in Australia’s banks, calling their security measures “soft” for cyber criminals. Although Australian banks have experienced fewer criminal attacks than the United States and other European countries, our readiness for such an attack is in question. The head of Queensland’s Fraud and Cybercrime department has called on banks and credit card companies to share information with the police to combat fraud and cyber attacks. Transactions on stolen credit cards have more than doubled in 2013. Read more about this on the Age website. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Australian Banks Prone to Cyber Attacks2023-03-03T00:01:38+10:00

April 22, 2014 1:44 pm

CAPTCHA Images Can Now Be Deciphered: Google


Google researchers have come up with technology that can decipher CAPTCHA in a recent test of tens of millions of numbers in images taken from Street View. Surprisingly, the new algorithm was able to identify the numbers in the images at 90% accuracy. The Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart test or simply known as the CAPTCHA, has been in use in the late 1990’s to counter the growing number of bots that mask themselves as humans to gather information online, register for free email and participate in online polls. Around 200 million CAPTCHAs are [...]

CAPTCHA Images Can Now Be Deciphered: Google2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

Heartbleed: The Encryption Flaw that Can Steal Your Online Passwords


The Heartbleed bug has been on the headlines for the past week as a security flaw that allows hackers to steal passwords and other important information online. The problem lies at the heart of OpenSSL, an encryption type widely used for several years. Experts are in discussion as to how such a threat has remained undetected over the years and that this could have been potentially manipulated by government intelligence or hackers without anyone’s knowledge. When passwords and other important information are sent from the client to a server, it is not sent in plain text but rather encrypted to [...]

Heartbleed: The Encryption Flaw that Can Steal Your Online Passwords2023-03-03T00:01:40+10:00

September 27, 2013 12:02 pm

Protect Yourself from Investment Scams


There have been several instances of people falling victim to unsatisfactory advice, or even worst investment scams. There is a streamlined process of filing a complaint, although there is some confusion as to how it is done. As of this moment, the ASIC entertains complaints that are submitted to their website, Callers that are routed to their call centers are directed or assisted in filing the complaint online, as there is still no definite process of accepting the complaints over the phone. For complaints that are not covered by ASIC’s jurisdiction, the site will redirect you to the appropriate [...]

Protect Yourself from Investment Scams2023-03-03T00:01:43+10:00
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