Security

Brute force password hacks an increasing risk

Unfortunately it has now become likely that most websites will at some stage come under some kind of brute force attack as hackers attempt to guess your password and gain access. Just recently we found out that a searchable database of 1.4 billion password logins has been leaked and made available in dark web communities. …

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A cautionary tale of domain names and designer shoes but with a happy ending!

The team at All Bright Pool Care have been clients for a very long time but unfortunately they became victims of some devious people. Their website had been working successfully for many years and they were typical very busy small business operators. Unfortunately their domain name was not registered with us and when it came…

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Microsoft Office vulnerability lets hackers use Word files to install malware.

You might want to be extra careful about what files you open in Word over the next few days. Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Office to sneak malware into your system. The zero-day bug fundamentally relies on infected Word documents, which then download malicious HTML applications disguised as make-belief Rich Text…

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89% Of Companies Experienced Internet Disruption In The Last Year

Dyn and Spiceworks recently revealed the results of their Internet Disruption research study. They tracked the experience and opinions of more than 200 IT professionals in the US, Canada and the UK. The research found that 89% of companies surveyed experienced some form of internet disruption over the last twelve months and when these disruptions…

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The death knell for Adobe Flash at last?

Browsers are slowly chipping away at the web’s Flash dependency, and now Microsoft is sounding the latest death knell for the technology by blocking Flash from loading altogether. Microsoft says that its next release of Windows 10 will default to HTML5 content when possible and won’t even load Flash content in the background, which should lead to…

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WARNING: Domain registration scam

If you get an official looking invoice from a company called Domain Register with an address in Collins St, Melbourne read it very carefully. I’ve had several clients who have received them and even had a couple who paid them. This invoice is generally for a domain which is similar to your existing one, for example…

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