Post Tagged with: "internet security"

Fixing a hi-jacked web browser

If you’ve opened up your web browser only to find it immediately redirecting to an unusual webpage, you’ve been hi-jacked. Actually web browser hi-jacking isn’t a new tactic by cyber criminals, however it does still post a risk and can be one of the more annoying issues to resolve as in some instances the hack isn’t always detected by internet[Read More…]

Keeping your kids safe online

This morning I spoke to Jamie McDonald on Brisbane Radio station 4BC about helping to keep kids safe online.  You can now listen below and find a summary of the conversation. What is the problem The Internet gives us access to endless content while opening the door to communicate with others around the globe with little effort, but the web[Read More…]

Check list for your new Mobile Phone on XMas day

If you’re lucky enough to unwrap a new smartphone on Christmas day, AVG Australia recommends the following tips to keep it, and yourself protected. Firstly as soon as the wrapper is off and the device is powered up, change all default passwords and review all privacy settings. Then before you take it out of the house, install and activate options[Read More…]

Twitter Safety Tips

Twitter Safety Tips

Like Facebook, Twitter has made made a big impact on the way people communicate socially online…but among its users are spammers and cyber criminals. AVG’s tips on staying safe on Twitter include encouraging users to be weary of unusual activity from other users, think twice before clicking on a link and to be protective of their own private information. If[Read More…]

iPhone 5 Scam warning

Cyber criminals love nothing more than to latch onto a big news story, celebrity or the latest must have gadget to try and steal your information or money. It’s no surprise then that following the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5, the scammer have been quick to jump onto the hype and generate spam emails designed to lure unsuspecting victims with[Read More…]