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  1. Scammers are good at recycling tried and true techniques to trick you into providing personal information. But there is one that is particularly popular at the moment. Stay Smart Online has recently seen a spate of phishing (spam) emails with PDF...
  2. This means attackers could steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, photos, chat messages and emails.The vulnerability, which is being called KRACK (key reinstallation attacks), affects all Wi-Fi connected devices...
  3. These widely circulated fake emails look convincing at first glance, but the subject line ‘Your info about violation is now public’ does not sound official. Clues that this is a scam email include that it is not personally addressed, there are no...
  4. Update: Similar malware emails which claim to be from the AFP and ‘AFP support’ are also being distributed. It is very likely this email malware campaign will expand to target other brands, organisations and file-sharing services over coming days,...
  5. The first method uses a fake email that claims to be from eBay, with a common subject line ‘Your invoice for eBay purchases (098871971234567#)’. The ‘click’ link leads to a web page designed to download ransomware onto your computer. The invoice...
  6. The email addresses of 711 million people have been published online, and include those of 12.5 million Australians. The personal data has been dumped on a server called Onliner Spambot, which since 2016 has been used to spread malware to steal...
  7. The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued new guidelines for password security that turn accepted wisdom about creating long strings of  letters, numbers and symbols on its head. Details NIST, a non-regulatory federal...
  8. A spam scare campaign is targeting email addresses, in which the attacker claims to have embedded a virus in adult web videos that is: recording keystrokes made by the computer user video recording collecting contact information from messengers,...
  9. Online credit card fraud increased significantly in 2016 with criminals netting $417.6 million, up from $363 million in 2015. The new finding has been revealed by The Australian Payments Network in its annual fraud data report. Other key findings...
  10. Google has released Chrome version 60.0.3112.78 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that, if exploited, may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. What to do now Updates to Chrome normally...

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