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  1. What's happened? Thousands of websites across the globe have fallen victim to crypto-mining malware, after using a popular web tool designed to help people with vision impairment, dyslexia and low literacy. In crypto-mining, the power and memory of...
  2. What’s happened? The ACCC’s Scamwatch is urging all Australians who made payments to a scammer via Western Union from 2004 to 2017 to take action by 31 May to claim your money back. Examples of tricks the scammers used included: online or internet...
  3. The German government has issued an alert saying malicious emails are being sent out, impersonating their federal security and IT office and infecting computers with malware. There are concerns similar spam emails could be sent to Australians. Why...
  4. Last week we reported on Intel, ARM and AMD processor vulnerabilities that could allow cybercriminals to steal personal data from computer systems. Now researchers have discovered a new flaw that affects devices using Intel’s Active Management...
  5. You may have noticed reports in the media about Intel, ARM and AMD processor vulnerabilities that may allow cybercriminals to steal data from your devices. You are advised to download patches as soon as they become available. Hackers find...
  6. You are advised to check you have strong and different passwords for all of your online accounts, following continued reporting that billions of people have had their logins and passwords exposed online.   A large data dump including more than 1.4...
  7. Australian businesses and other organisations are being warned to check their databases are secure after reports that millions of people have had their personal details exposed due to an insecure database. Researchers from the security firm...
  8. The update addresses a serious security vulnerability that, in certain circumstances, could enable an attacker to gain full access to your Mac and everything on it without a password. Apple has advised that users of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and earlier...
  9. Smartphones are the one thing we can’t leave home without. They’re our diary, wallet, map and so much more. But how secure is your phone? Malicious apps can compromise your security no matter what type of phone you have. Where you download apps...
  10. In light of recent publicity about the potential threat of Bad Rabbit ransomware, it’s important to be aware that some longstanding ransomware threats are periodically circulated to Australian internet users. Currently malicious emails are being...

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