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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 […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Emails, Safety & Security|Comments Off on Protect Your Emails from Hackers

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, […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Events, Online Banking, Safety & Security|Comments Off on JP Morgan Bank Data Routed to Russia

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 […]

By |August 8th, 2014|Safety & Security|Comments Off on Australian Banks Prone to Cyber Attacks

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 […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Safety & Security, Technology|Comments Off on CAPTCHA Images Can Now Be Deciphered: Google

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 […]

By |April 16th, 2014|Passwords, Safety & Security|Comments Off on Heartbleed: The Encryption Flaw that Can Steal Your Online Passwords

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, www.asic.gov.au/complain. Callers that are […]

By |September 27th, 2013|Advice, Investment, Safety & Security|Comments Off on Protect Yourself from Investment Scams