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With many SMEs around Australia taking their businesses online or expanding their digital footprint, some may find themselves facing the risk of card payment disputes, chargebacks and fraud for the first time, according to payment provider Mastercard.

Published in Security
Monday, 01 June 2020 10:00

ESET launches Safer Kids Online website

Global IT security vendor ESET has launched Safer Kids Online as a resource site dedicated to building a safer online environment for children.

Published in Security

There has been a marked increase in predatory scammers attempting to steal personal details and commit fraud, taking advantage of Australians during the COVID 19 crisis, with National Broadband Network operator NBN Co warning of heightened security threats for remote workers.

Published in Security

Australians are more concerned about security issues, with public concern now at its highest level in the last 10 years, according to a new study.

Published in Security

Cloud security software as a service provider (SAAS), MailGuard, has partnered with fellow security company, Southern Cross Protection (SXP), to enhance SXP’s core offering from physical security to include cyber-protection for its customers.

Published in Security

A survey of 4000 adults in the UK and the US has found that older people, the so-called baby boomers, are more inclined to use stronger passwords that cannot be cracked easily.

Published in Home Tech

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to breaches of IT security, according to a newly published survey which finds that security of data and IT systems is a growing concern for business leaders across Australia.

Published in Security
Friday, 04 December 2015 00:06

AVG’s 2016 Online Safety Predictions

Artificial Intelligence, new encryption alternatives, malvertising, passwords and IoT devices dominate the evolution of online safety - and make up AVG’s online safety predictions. 

Published in Security

Cybercrime cost Australians more than $1.2 billion over the past year, with around four million Aussie Internet users impacted by online crime.

Published in Security

The increasing proliferation and popularity of online dating sites has caught the attention of scammers, with users of the services running the risk of becoming victims to identity theft, phishing, webcam blackmail and a dating scam with the unlikely name of catfishing.

Published in Security
Thursday, 10 July 2014 15:34

Online safety for kids a matter of education

Children as young as three to seven years old have their own mobile devices or use their parent’s devices, but a study has found that many children up to 15 years of age don’t understand online safety and how to stay safe using the Internet.

Published in Security
Saturday, 30 October 2010 15:11

TrustDefender makes EMEAzing new appointment

Australia's global online transaction security behemoth, TrustDefender, has appointed top gun Tim Thompson to bring added zing and lead its sales in the European, Middle East and Asian (EMEA) regions.   

Published in People Moves
Americans, it seems, are getting the message that Internet safety and security is critical to their daily lives but many still need to employ safer cyber 'hygiene' and apply better ‘online behaviour’ to meet the threats of today that permeate the online environment.

Published in Security
Monday, 19 October 2009 09:10

Taking online security to new heights

America takes national security very seriously and that applies, too, to Internet security, with no-less than President Obama going online with a video address calling on all Americans to heed a cybersecurity call-to-action and for government, the private sector and everyday citizens to focus on their own responsibilities for security on the net.

Published in Security
Thursday, 08 October 2009 12:46

Aussie kids spending more holiday time online

Three out of four Australian children spend extra time online and using mobile phones during the school holidays, with almost half of them devoting an additional three hours or more each day on their mobile or surfing the Internet when they’re not at school.

Published in Market
Australia is still one of the top 10 countries to host phishing attacks, according to a new security fraud report out today,  while six countries -  the US, U.K, Italy, Canada, Spain and South Africa – have consistently suffered  the most phishing attacks.

Published in Security
Cyber criminals have been tricking Australian taxpayers into revealing highly sensitive, personal information – essentially stealing their identities – to get hold of their tax refunds in a new phishing scam targeting the Australian Tax Office.

Published in Security
Monday, 13 July 2009 14:37

New technique used in ATO phishing attacks

Spammers have employed a new technique in their phishing attacks on the Australian Taxation Office website in an attempt to snatch tax refund details from users of the site doing their tax return online.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 24 June 2009 07:09

Tattersall's gamble with password security

In this modern day online security is of paramount concern. It comes as a surprise, then, that Tattersall's Sweeps, a prominent Australian gaming company that administers weekly lotto, pools and other gambling products, makes no distinction between upper- and lower-case in passwords.

Tuesday, 09 June 2009 15:58

Telstra ups funding for foundation

Telstra’s showing its caring, philanthropic face during Australia’s national e-security awareness week with an announcement today that it is doubling funding to its Telstra Foundation for use in the spotlight on cyber safety program this year.

Published in Security
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