Tag: Internet safety

In a number of conversations I’ve had with clients recently, the topic of online safety has come up, particularly in regard to the availability of free Wi-Fi hotspots. Whilst there are some advanced techniques that the paranoid or highly technical …

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Most websites use the http (which stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol) system when you communicate with them. And it works well, with the drawback that all the information to and from your computer flows in clear text – anybody can …

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In the news today, it was announced that Commonwealth Bank is launching an app to allow you to do your banking within Facebook. I haven’t seen the app myself but, on the face of it, my advice is No. N. …

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In breaking news, it has been reported that a Dutch digital certificate company, DigiNotar, has had a security breach. This affects all users on the internet, since the stolen certificate can be used to impersonate other websites, including email and …

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There are reports circulating about people phoning computer users claiming to represent the Australian Computer Society (ACS) notifying that their computer had been infected with a virus and offering to repair it for a fee. The ACS is a professional …

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