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Cyber Security - What is Spyware?

by Powernet - Jun 14, 2021

Spyware is a form of malware that is designed to spy on your digital activity. It may be used as a tool to search your computer for existing files, images, passwords, contacts etc. It could also install a keylogger, be taking screenshots or recordings of what you're doing and send the information back to a cybercriminal.

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Cyber Security - What is Social Engineering

by Powernet - Jun 7, 2021

Social Engineering is the act of manipulating someone into taking specific action for the attackers' benefit. 

 

It's a form of manipulation with the goal of gaining access to or stealing something and often forms part of a phishing campaign. 

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Cyber Threats Australian Businesses are Facing 2021 [free ebook]

by Powernet - Jun 3, 2021

A cybercriminal's primary goal is to exploit the weaknesses in your digital (and human) business environment to help themselves to your money and information.


It would be nice to think that as a small business, you'd fly under their radar. That, due to the size of your business, the financial returns would be too low to be worthy of their attention.

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Everything You Need to Know About Toyota's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - May 24, 2021

In a statement released on the 29th of March 2019, Toyota announced they had been hit by an attempted cyberattack, that potentially affected 3.1 million people. 

 

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Urgent Apple Software Update for iOS, macOS and watchOS

by Powernet - May 11, 2021

A critical vulnerability in Apple's iOS, macOS and watchOS software has been identified and patched in their latest security update. This is a severe security flaw, we urge all Apple users to check for and apply software patches immediately. 

 

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Happy World Password Day (and why you should care about it)

by Powernet - May 6, 2021

Every year the first Thursday in May is World Password Day, originally created by Intel Security in 2013, the purpose of this day is to promote better password habits, to have a regular day set to change your passwords. 

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What actually is a Firewall?

by Powernet - Apr 6, 2021

We often talk about firewalls in cyber security conversations - but what are they?

A firewall acts as a barrier between your network/computer and the internet. It helps to keep your systems and the data stored on them safe.

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Everything You Need to Know About Channel 9's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - Mar 29, 2021

In a Tweet posted on the 28 March 2021, 9News Australia announced that it was under attack by hackers. They were unsure if it was criminal sabotage or the work of a foreign nation - the source of the attack is still being investigated. 

 

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What is the Dark Web? [Infograph]

by Powernet - Mar 23, 2021

Have you ever heard of 'the dark web' and wondered what it was? In this post we will tell you what it is, why you need to know about it and how to protect your business from ending up on there. 

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Everything You Need to Know About The Recent Microsoft Hack

by Powernet - Mar 10, 2021

In a statement posted on the 2 March 2021, Microsoft shared information about a 'state-sponsored threat actor' that was identified by their Intelligence Centre (MSTIC), that they named 'Hafnium'.

 

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