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28 March 2024

Operation Guardian links 11,000 new cyber-crime incidents to Medibank breach

A while ago – back in November of 2022 – we covered the data breaches of Optus, Medibank, and Harcourts - explaining how each of them were preventable by fairly basic changes to their systems and policies.  We wanted to let our&nbs...

27 March 2024

Microsoft targeted and breached by Russian state-sponsored hacking group “Midnight Blizzard”

In news that should concern everyone who uses Microsoft services - either personally or for work – Microsoft have disclosed that an attack from earlier this year appears to have led to source code being stolen in an “ongoing attack”.

20 February 2024

Looking for an alternative to Dropbox or Onedrive? Create your own private cloud storage instead!

When it comes to backing up your data, one of the more popular options that a lot of people have taken a liking to is cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s Onedrive.  However, much like the realisations that ma...

20 February 2024

Deep Dive – How CloudLinux improves security and stability on shared hosting environments

There are many advantages to hosting a lot of websites on a single server.  Primary among these is that it allows you to optimise your costs and make sure your servers are being utilised to their full potential rather than having resources sit idle...

29 January 2024

Make sure your data is secure in transit – how you connect is as important as where you store it

With data security being on the top of everyone’s mind - and rightfully so given we hear about a new company data breach making the headlines each month - we’ve been ensuring to inform and keep you up-to-date with the many different way...

22 January 2024

Deep Dive – Why we use and highly recommend LiteSpeed to drastically speed up websites

When it comes to improving your website performance, usually the aim is to increase the site’s conversion rate for online sales.  However, one area that’s often overlooked is how having a fast website shows your visitors that you v...

19 December 2023

AI is making it harder to detect malware and phishing – but it can also be used to fight them

In the world of cyber-security, things only ever seem to go in one direction with threats only seeming to increase in their numbers and the dangers that they pose.  However, luckily this ever-increasing risk is more often than not matched by a...

19 December 2023

The only way to be secure - find the vulnerabilities in your infrastructure before someone else does

With the other article this month highlighting the cyber threats to watch out for in 2024 - the next question arising is how do you go about finding out if your systems are vulnerable?  If you don’t know how to tell if your systems are open t...

29 November 2023

The recent Optus outage – what happened, how it was fixed, and how to protect yourself in the future

Everyone across Australia is likely already aware of the issues that affected the Optus network earlier this month.  They were hard to miss, as Optus is Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company and the outage affected their entir...

28 November 2023

Avoid “budget” hosting - use these criteria to ensure you’re with a good hosting provider

In the hosting industry, there’s a tendency for budget hosting providers to try and attract customers by offering the lowest price possible for their hosting plans.  Unfortunately, as alluring as this sounds, this race-to-the-b...

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