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Lessons Learnt From WannaCry Ransomware.

Having outdated computer software is high risk. The ransomware attack that shut down some British hospitals and Germany’s rails system would not have happened if they were running the latest security updates from Microsoft. Running outdated software such as Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7 leaves your computer vulnerable to attack. Microsoft released a patch 2 months prior to the ransom attack that made updated computers immune to the attack. Data Backup is essential. The WannaCry rans.

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WannaCry Ransomware: How To Protect Yourself.

Over the las week, the Internet has gone in to meltdown over the WannaCry ransomware threat. WannaCry took the news world by storm when reports that patients in the UK were denied surgery due to their scans being locked out by the threat. Businesses in Australia have also been affected and the experts are expecting more cases. A security analyst found a kill switch in the WannaCry threat, which was promptly updated by the hacker and re-released. It is estimated the ransomware has infected over .

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Origin E-Mail Scam Hits Australia

Another Day, Another Scam. This time in the form of an Origin bill due within a few days of being received. This one is like the AGL scam, and like the AGL scam the e-mail will install potentially high risk malware that will compromise your computers security and our online safety. If you see the E-Mail, Delete it immediately. DO NOT click any of the link. Mail Guard have suggested the e-mail links will install software on your computer that will allow the software to ‘spy’ on the c.

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Fact of Fiction: My computer can regain its speed.

When we buy a new computer or laptop, we want it to last us a good five years. While many will buy the cheapest possible computer they can, it’s not always the best policy. Buying a low-end computer will almost certainly mean its lifespan will be relatively short due to its speed infuriating the owner. Spending a little more money on a better computer now means the likelihood of wanting un early upgrade is lower. If you decide to purchase a new computer from a major retailer, (Harvey Norm.

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Telstra Scam Still Strong.

Police are again warning Telstra clients against an elaborate scam. This scam is well known and like the Microsoft Scam. How it works. - An overseas caller rings a targets phone and tells then they have been a victim of a virus and unless they act their Internet will be disconnected to protect the Telstra servers. - In some cases, they will ask the customer to open event viewer to see errors in the error log and claim these errors are due to the virus and confirms it it that particular device.

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