Category Archives: Security

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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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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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