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Avoid scam nightmares

As a society, we’ve been using the internet for a while, so most of us know that if an online popup tells us we’ve inherited a billion dollars from our estranged foreign relatives, it’s probably too good to be true. … Continue reading

WiFi, Guests and Common Sense

“It’s called WiFi Sense,” I tell my friend. “It’s a new thing in Windows 10 and people freaked out about it. “Why?” she asks, reaching for a TimTam. “Because they think it will let anyone in your contacts get your … Continue reading

Stay Smart Online: protect your online accounts

Following on from iiNet’s own Security Month in March, Stay Smart Online Week (Monday 2 June to Friday 6 June) is a second chance to update account settings and stay safe and secure online. It is also a great time to … Continue reading

Data retention laws make criminals of us all

Data retention proposals make cybercrime suspects of us all

The Federal Government is concerned about cybercrime, which we understand and expect. However, in response to this concern, they’re putting forward a proposal that would oblige ISPs to retain all customer phone and Internet records for up to two years, … Continue reading

Online Safety Series – Death and Taxes

As the saying goes, only two things in life are certain – death and taxes. I’m sure Benjamin Franklin would agree that submitting a tax return will never top the list of enjoyable ways to spend your free time. Personally, … Continue reading

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