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The Conti ransomware gang has issued a somewhat hilarious warning to media outlets which reported quotes from ransom negotiations between the ransomware gang and one of its victims, JVCKenwood.

Published in Security

New Zealand’s competition enforcement agency The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to power company Genesis Energy about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. 

Published in Energy
Monday, 15 February 2021 11:53

Watch out for fake CommBank phishing SMS

An SMS popped into my iPhone's messages inbox last night, proclaiming to be an "IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM COMMBANK". Given I don't use that particular bank, well, it was obviously a scam, but some might be fooled.

Published in Security

With the US elections a week away and warnings of Russian, Iranian and other foreign involvement pouring out from every conceivable source, the US appears to have hit peak paranoia mode.

Published in Open Sauce

India has warned popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp that it must act immediately to stop the circulation of incendiary messages that have caused deaths in many states such as Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tripura and West Bengal.

Published in VoIP

If you take up one of the new "unlimited" plans from Vodafone or Telstra, you know that you get at least 40GB of data at full speed before speeds slow to a max of 1.5Mbps, but Think Mobile thinks its plans are still a better deal with 80GB full speed for $48.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The only legitimate organisation that ever accepts an iTunes gift card is Apple, and then only via its iDevices and Macs, so if you’re ever asked to provide one as payment – it’s a scam!

Published in Home Tech

Yet more applause for Malcolm Turnbull’s Innovation Statement, this time from Australia’s peak Internet body, Internet Australia and its CEO, Laurie Patton.

Published in Government Tech Policy

If you get an email purporting to come from Microsoft with the subject line ‘Windows 10 Free Update’, be warned, it’s a ransomware encryption attack!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Scammers are online this Christmas trying to con you with emails suggesting there’s a missed parcel you need to pay a re-delivery fee for, but if you fall for it your present will be heartache, a lighter wallet, the risk of identity theft or the risk of ransomware.

Published in Home Tech

I just received a phone call from a Windows support scammer, showing the scam is still very much alive, and showing just how careful you need to be to avoid evil scammers.

Published in Home Tech

With LulzSec, Anonymous and other hackers good and bad showing how 'Internet Security' can so easily be shortened to 'insecurity', the on-going and ever more alarming security wake-up call is ringing louder and louder, but what good is that when so many have put their phones to silent?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 18:48

iPad: are things getting too hot to handle?

First, it was claims of the iPad's Wi-Fi not being strong enough for some users, but another problem has emerged where the iPad says the temperature is too hot and users need to wait for it to cool down, but with a maximum operating temperature of only 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Farenheit), are things getting too hot for the iPad to handle?

Published in Home Tech

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