Email Address – Passwords – Have They Been Pwned ?

With all the email addresses and passwords that have been leaked on the internet how do you know if one that you used is vulnerable.

Well renowned security researcher and blogger Troy Hunt has a site that is a free resource for anyone to quickly assess if they may have been put at risk due to an online account of theirs having been compromised or “pwned” in a data breach.

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Stop Clicking Links & Opening Emails That Deep Down You Know Are Wrong

We still have an issue with opening emails and clicking links in them when we know they are wrong. From fake ASIC emails asking you to renew your business name to promises of refunds from Telstra , I get calls every week. Now for the bad news – your antivirus – especially the brand name ones – will rarely save you.

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Ransomware & Upgrade To Windows 10 Fake Email

As I have discussed on my radio segments there is a fake Windows 10 upgrade email that will infect your computer with a version of Crypto malware that will infect your computer and encrypt your files. The links below are from a Lifehacker article and a Cisco blog post discussing this. The lessons to be learnt are: Be suspicious of emails especially ones that contain zip files  Make sure you have a backup  Your antivirus will probably not save you  Lifehacker :Windows 10 Ransomware Email Brings More Headaches To Business IT Cisco – Your Files Are Encrypted With A Windows 10 Upgrade

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Computer Security – It Is What You Do That Counts

Remember – When it comes to computer security it is what you do that counts Email Security When reading emails you have to be very careful and be wary of these emails that contain some of the following: You have not inherited any money  Nobody is going to double your money Video links to the “dancing cat ” or jokes may contain malware  Click here to confirm your details – never do this through an email  Christmas bargains – if it seems too good to be true it probably is  Parcel deliveries – they are not tracked through a link in an email  Remember : If you don’t think it was meant for you it probably wasn’t  Why keeping Windows up to date is like locking up your house  Windows updates are your first line of defence against getting a virus or malware infection Virus and malware infections access “holes” in the Windows operating system that have not been patched If you have not done the updates then it is the same as leaving your doors or windows unlocked in your home and then going out  Windows updates closes these ” holes ” – secures your doors and windows  If… Read More

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