Why you should not open phishing emails

Spam the world! Recently a data security researcher known as Benkow found millions of emails and credentials on a spambot server. Your email address, your password, your name, your other online details are probably on that server. So, what is a spambot and why do crooks use them? Or more importantly, why do crooks need huge lists … Continue reading Why you should not open phishing emails

FB advertising and other tired social media habits

It's old news now but for those just catching up, Facebook announced a new algorithm update a few weeks ago. So what? FB does this often, right? Yes but they haven't done this type of update before, well not since maybe 2010. It's time Facebook has decided #ItsTime to clean up the platform. Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading FB advertising and other tired social media habits

Why the Netflix brand hijack is good for small business

Your employees are your most valuable asset. But they can also be the weakest link in your security chain. Often gaps in employee knowledge and cybersecurity are only identified when full-scale problems arise. Small business owners can learn from the 'human error' mistakes of big organisations by training employees to detect and identify cyber dangers. … Continue reading Why the Netflix brand hijack is good for small business

Stay safe online: 3 tips for small business

Think you are safe from cyber attack because you have antivirus software? Think again! Research undertaken by The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman indicates that 22 percent of small businesses breached by the WannaCry and Petya ransomware campaigns were so affected they could not continue operating. The research also states that 60 percent of small business that … Continue reading Stay safe online: 3 tips for small business

How to detect and avoid bitcoin scams

Recently a Perth, Australia, grandfather lost $5000 in a bitcoin scam. He had been contacted by someone who offered him a bitcoin. They had an Australian Business Number (ABN) and a website. Based on this, the grandfather decided it was a legitimate offer. It wasn’t. What does a bitcoin scam look like? Con artists and … Continue reading How to detect and avoid bitcoin scams

Which Disney Princess is your soul mate?

Many of us know about the dark side of Facebook quizzes. Some of us are not quite sure. Some of us really want to know what animal matches our personality or what famous medieval warrior we once were. There are some great quizzes out there right? However, there is a dark side to these quizzes … Continue reading Which Disney Princess is your soul mate?

The Golden Ass

We have stopped sharing the days of our lives and Facebook is worried. Once upon a social media time we thought we lived in a fairy tale of relevance. Our ego, charging in like a false protagonist, told us to suspend our disbelief and believe instead that the trivial aspects of our lives deserved an audience. After … Continue reading The Golden Ass

Selectively social

Deep conversations with the right people are priceless! I am a social introvert. This means (among other things) small talk bores me. I struggle with people who stick to the basics; chatting about their children, or asking me about mine. Or the quintessential (I can't believe I'm even including such a cliche), opener - the … Continue reading Selectively social