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How to Avoid Phone Hacking

How to Avoid Phone Hacking

Can your phone be hacked? Absolutely yes, but you can avoid it by taking a few easy precautions. Leaving your phone unprotected is an opportunity for someone to access your most private (and financial) information and make it there own.  The consequences of this can be long lasting and time consuming to undo. Think about everything you access on your[Read More…]

Beware of Free Wi-Fi

Beware of Free Wi-Fi

Not all Wi-Fi is good….even if it’s free. Public Wi-Fi wireless network for high-speed Internet is nearly everywhere now.  Hotels, coffee shops, airports, and restaurants advertise the convenience of Wi-Fi to their customers. Whether the Wi-FI is free or fee-based, you need to be aware of the risks involved when using public Wi-Fi hotspots.  Paying for network access is no safer[Read More…]

What is SMiShing?

What is SMiShing?

Dodgey emails that appear to be from a company such as a bank or even energy provider that ask you for personal (usually financial) information are called “Phishing” emails….but what is SMiShing? Last week I spoke with Simon Banks from PayPal Australia about it.  Listen below.

Staying safe on Android

Staying safe on Android

  Google’s Android operating system is the mode widely used across the globe on mobile devices, but due to this popularity it’s a prime target for cyber criminal activities.    So now do you keep Android device safe? Trend Micro Australia has published the following security tweaks you can do to make sure that your device and the data in it is[Read More…]

App store concerns for Android

App store concerns for Android

How trustworthy are the Apps on your mobile device? According to the October 2014 mobile threat report from Trend Micro, less than half of the Android Apps they checked last would be considered ‘safe’.   I  caught up with Tim Falski from Trend Micro Australia to talk about this alarming result and how users can avoid malicious Apps.  Listen below.  [Read More…]