Phishing Attacks

We are starting to see a sharp increase in successful phishing attacks and are therefore recommending that our customers start increasing their levels of online security. A phishing attack is defined as: the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as […]

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Season’s Greetings 2017

Thank you to all our wonderful clients, suppliers and staff for making 2017 a successful year for DT. We wish you all a safe and enjoyable Season with your Family and Friends and look forward to seeing you all again in 2018! Please note that the Dependable Technologies office will be closed until Monday 8th, […]

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Announcement – Clientele Software and Relocation

Dependable Technologies is pleased to announce the purchase of the ERP software package, Clientele Software, and the incorporation of business IT services from Pacific West Data.

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Assessing the Onliner Spambot Dump

It has been reported that a massive, 711 million email address “database” has been dumped on the Web: http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/change-your-email-password-now-if-youre-on-this-list-of-711-million-accounts/news-story/3fecd838cbde75f59b6cad8d7d298f8b http://www.zdnet.com/article/onliner-spambot-largest-ever-malware-campaign-millions/ On further analysis it is a bit of a beat up. ¬†Whilst it’s true that there are millions of real email addresses in there, there’s no way of determining if an address has been dumped […]

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Ransomware Attack “WannaCry”

Over the weekend a massive ransomware cyberattack was launched by malware called “WannaCry” and this is in fact still a current and growing threat. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-14/ransomware-cyberattack-threat-lingers-as-people-return-to-work/8525554 Whilst we were confident our Maintenance systems and anti-malware protection had ensured our customers on Support Agreements were safe from this attack, the scale of the attack prompted us to […]

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