Hackers Penetrate Sensitive Private and Publicly owned computer systems

Breach Notification – UnityPoint Health

Another Hospital, where a simple staff caused breach creates massive security risks, Given the 1.4 Million Records that were breached, This is a massive issue Many businesses are still using outdated Anti-Virus technology to protect their...

Average Cost of a Data Breach

A recent study conducted by IBM provides some context to the same old story that you hear in the news of big bad breaches and how scary they are for your business. The Cost of...
Movie Piracy

Censorship – Expanded Powers Requested!

We all knew that the copyright infringement act passed in 2015 would just be a stepping stone to Censorship. They said there were strict controls on it, that they wouldn't just use it as a...
Why even have a lock?

Got Schooled in Security

The Personal records of hundreds of students at a melbourne high school have been published mistakenly, in yet another example of "horrendous" human error. The Victorian education minister James Merlino, said his department would launch an...
Found Virus on Computer

Targeted Ransomware hits the heavy stuff!

Just like in Australia, Targeted attacks are on the rise worldwide. This report about a small Scottish brewery just goes to show that it's not just the big boys in town that get targeted. After...
Businesses Pay Up for Ransomware

51% of Aussie Businesses Pony up the Cash!

It's well known that you don't give in to Bullies, Even school children know this.However, When you are facing the loss of your entire business that you've spent years or decades building,...
Scammers targeting people via computer

Not exactly a glowing Celebrity Endorsement

The ACCC has put out a statement cautioning people to watch out for scams involving celebrity endorsements. The ACCC has stated that they've seen a 400% increase in this type of scam and a staggering...
Password Complexity

Complex passwords are out! 2FA is in!

Passwords are difficult for most people. We're just not wired to retain that information properly. Humans are far better at remembering a sentence than a complex [email protected]! Luckily NIST has finally caught up to Biztactix...
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Another $5M of taxpayers money down the drain

Contracts published by ATO reveal that it's shelled out another $5.3 Million to Microsoft to extend custom support for their remaining 985 Windows Server 2003 machines. The agency had planned to migrate the last 20...
Windows7 Updates only if you Pay!

Windows 7 Monthly Fees are Go!

So It's official - Microsoft has announced that it will indeed start charging Windows 7 customers a monthly fee To be fair it's only from January 14th 2020, If that date sounds familiar that's when...
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HealthEngine reportedly “Sharing” patient data with law firm!

HealthEngine said it has multiple referral agreements with a wide range of industry players This is the second time the service has come...

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