Knowing how reliant your business is on email requires you be one step ahead of the scammers. That starts with using a premium level service provider and, if you’re using a mail service attached to your domain name, that it is configured to deflect spam and scams. What used to be ‘okay’ in terms of…

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Did you get an email from Apple about purchasing something from their App store? Take a good look at it and have a good think. Most of all, don’t click the link! That it appeared in my junk box was the first clue that was where it was meant to be. It looks like the…

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How often does the light-bulb moment happen and you suddenly realise what you need to do to and fix the fault in front of you? Usually when you’ve given up and gone on to something else, right? It was a lesson I learned early in life – where the answer, or path to finding the…

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Are your online viewing choices feeding those who are taking down scammers and their call centres? It doesn’t take too much digging to find that is exactly what is happening. From busted refund call centres to sophisticated share trading schemes, the background publicity of seeing these networks taken down has bred a multi-million viewer and…

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The ever-growing rise in email scams is taking another twist with their level of complexity increasing in an attempt to defeat filtering and first-glance credibility tests. Netflix are victim to an interesting scam that was worth digging a little deeper on. First clue was the email ended up in the Junk folder – that’s the…

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Edited 7 April: more details below: As of Sunday 5th April 2020, Zoom teleconferencing requires use of a password to enter a meeting room. A knee-jerk response to address security concerns and the rise of Zoom-bombers, the password step has stone-walled the majority of users. Oblivious account users are wondering why people aren’t joining regular…

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Disappointingly but not surprisingly I’ve seen a large increase in the number of website hacking login lockouts in the past week. It’s only a matter of time before traditional lines of defence are beaten – that’s why I’m enforcing the really simple extra layer of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA or TFA) on client sites, now. For…

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A recent update by Windows has caused heated headaches in the MYOB community with a few Windows 10 users experiencing the ‘This app has been blocked for your protection’ message. “No. It was working fine yesterday, it should work fine today.” That’s a simple and reasonable thought. Luckily there is a relatively simple solution, several…

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When you drop a website post link into Facebook does it populate with the post title and featured image, like you’d expect? While there could be many reasons behind this, one possible solution could be as simple as your DNS settings. Facebook scrapes a preview of website posts based on the AAAA DNS record (IPv6).…

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You’ve probably seen evidence of it every time you encounter someone aged 18-25 – they’re spending so much time each day staring at their mobile device. Statistics show time they spend attached to their phone has nearly doubled in three years. In 2012 average use was 1.88hours/day, in 2015 that had increased to 3.26hrs/day. Those…

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