Category Archives: Security

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Recommended improvements for your organisation’s email with DMARC

I’d like to make you aware of some important recommendations to help improve the security and deliverability of your Organisation’s email. What we are recommending is for you to secure your email sending by implementing some technologies called DMARC, DKIM and SPF. In essence, these technologies: digitally sign your emails (DKIM), tell other Organisations who’s […]

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Critical Security Vulnerability in Web Browsers and other software (WebP)

Today, we have been working on a very serious security vulnerability in a piece of software called WebP.¬† You’ve probably never heard of it but it’s used in a lot of software and most commonly in your favourite web browser whether that’s Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari. To make matters worse, […]

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Critical Security Vulnerability (Log4Shell)

Over the weekend, we became aware of a very serious security vulnerability. We have been working hard to identify the potential software risks to our Clients and you will have been contacted if you are potentially affected. Here’s a summary of the problem from the ABC: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-11/log4shell-techs-race-to-fix-software-flaw/100692876 The good news for our Clients on a […]

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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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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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