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  • SECURITY ALERT - New Cryptolocker email variant

    SECURITY ALERT - New Cryptolocker email variant

    VISITS is issuing a warning to businesses to be extra vigilant with IT security, and educating staff about not opening unsolicited emails, links and attachments.

    This follows our detection of a new variant Cryptolocker email attacking Australian businesses.

    Watch our video on detecting malicious emails.

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  • Catch of the Day? ... Your information

    Catch of the Day? ... Your information

    The danger of “single passwords”

    Online retailer, Catch of the Day, announced last week that hackers have stolen their customer database. Included in the theft were the names, home addresses, email addresses, “hashed” or “encrypted” passwords and credit card details of some customers.

    Find out what you should be doing to protect your information.

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  • SECURITY ADVISORY: Heartbleed Security Bug

    SECURITY ADVISORY: Heartbleed Security Bug

    There has been a lot of media coverage in recent days about the "Heartbleed Security Bug", and many IT vendors and cloud application providers have sent emails advising clients to change passwords or update their security systems. VISITS is issuing this advice in relation to Heartbleed.

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  • Security Warning: Cryptolocker

    Security Warning: Cryptolocker

    VISITS is issuing a warning to businesses to be extra vigilant with IT security, including educating staff about not opening unsolicited attachments. This follows increasing prevalence of the Cryptolocker trojan amongst businesses.

    Cryptolocker is a nasty ransomware trojan that is a good demonstration of how the weakest link in your IT security makes your business vulnerable.

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  • Why are we so ignorant about security?

    Why are we so ignorant about security?

    Two interesting things happened this weekend. The first was a conversation with a person who specialises (somewhat ironically) in security cameras. The second was a TV news report on hacking.

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