Tag: Australia


Microsoft Changes its Policies after Hacking into Blogger’s Hotmail Account

Microsoft recently searched a blogger’s Hotmail account to find the person who leaked copies of Windows 8 and anti-piracy software. The leaker, who turned out to be an ex-Microsoft employee, was arrested and charged shortly after the search revealed his identity. John Frank, Microsoft’s VP and deputy general counsel, said the company searched the blogger’s…


Always Use Private Browsing Mode To Conduct Online Financial Transactions.

Every major browser offers some type of private browsing mode: On Safari and Firefox, it’s called Private Browsing. On Google Chrome, it’s called Incognito Mode. On Internet Explorer, it’s called InPrivate. These modes are designed to keep your online activity safe from prying eyes. Despite different names and companies, all private browsing modes work in…


Yahoo Improves User Security With Automatic Encryption

Yahoo is improving their security for Yahoo Mail users with automatic encryption. On January 7th, Yahoo enabled automatic HTTPS as the default for all users on their network. Plus they now use 2,048-bit encryption keys to secure certificates for encrypted communications between Web browsers and servers. Yahoo is attempting to increase encryption across all of…


Did You Know? Desktop Virtualization Can Improve Your Information Security!

Information security is a huge concern for organizations of all kinds. While information security is critical to achieve, it’s increasingly challenging to maintain. Firewalls, antivirus, access control and perimeter monitoring are important security measures, but today’s sophisticated cybercriminals are finding ways to bypass them and directly target data, applications and devices. The good news is…


Apple’s iOS vs. Google’s Android: Which Is The Best Mobile Platform for Businesses?

As a business owner, you rely on your smartphone to connect to employees, vendors and customers. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are the most popular smartphone choices, but which one is right for your business? Business Use Apple In the third quarter of 2012, Apple’s iOS was the most popular platform for businesses that interact…


In The News: The New Year Has Hardly Begun and Security Issues Abound

The year has barely gotten off to a start and we’re already dealing with a variety of security breaches such as those with Target and Shapchat. Now the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a Syrian computer hacker conglomerate, is kicking off the New Year with a variety of cyber-attacks. —They have compromised Skype, Twitter, and Facebook…


Microsoft Office 365 Offers Many Benefits For Your Law Firm.

Do you want to boost productivity and security for your law firm? Microsoft Office 365 is a cost-effective suite of securely hosted, online applications that can increase your firm’s efficiencies and security.  It supplies the connectivity and productivity your firm needs to compete in today’s technology-driven environment and offers many competitive advantages for your practice:…


DID YOU KNOW? The Top 100 Android and Apple iOS Apps Have Been Hacked?

Android and Apple iOS apps aren’t as secure as we’d like to believe. According to security research firm Arxan Technologies, the top 100-paid Android apps, and 56% of the top 100-paid Apple iOS apps have been compromised! Do you download and install free apps? Don’t feel too secure about these applications. According to Arxan: 73%…


During the holidays, watch how you use your Out of Office message.

Out of Office notifications can also lead to data leakage and cyber attacks The use of out of office notifications is one of the most popular tools available to business professionals who wish to share with those who correspond via email that they may be away or delayed in getting back to them. This is…


Windows 7— The Preferred Operating System for Businesses Today

Windows 7 has become the world’s most popular operating system, especially amongst businesses. Windows XP will reach its end-of-life date in April 2014 — after that point, security patches and updates will no longer be available. If you haven’t already, you need to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8. But which operating system should…