The threat to computer users has been rising in recent years and we’re now at the point where the different dangers all have their own names. But, many of us don’t really know the differences between them all. To make it all seem a little less scary and a lot more understandable, we’re giving you […]
When it comes to keeping your PC or laptop secure, you need to ensure you have the right security program installed and monitoring everything, closely. For most people, computer-related security programs, means antivirus. But, while antivirus software can keep your hardware safe from a large list of threats – few of them cover all the […]
Increased transparency and accessibility is a by-product of using the Internet and its services. We are exposed to more knowledge and information than ever before, and online transactions have become part and parcel of our lives. But, along with that comes clear risks and some would see the opportunity to capitalize on those risks.
SCAMwatch has received reports of a new twist on the computer remote access scam with callers now claiming to be from (or affiliated with) Telstra or BigPond. This is a variation on an existing scam in which scammers operating out of what reports suggest to be overseas call centres, falsely claim to be making tech […]
The following hoax has been confirmed by Telstra and the Victorian Police. Read below for one man’s account with the scam. Got a call last night from an individual identifying himself as an Telstra Service technician who was conducting a test on our telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine […]
Friday there was a ‘Say NO to Bullying Day’ at Everton Park State High and SuperGeek Geoff from Stafford was there to lend a hand.
Palladium is another fake anti-virus program and belongs to the same rogue software family as Security Shield. On start-up you get a warning message saying that Windows detected a couple of viruses in your system. If you click on it (thinking you will remove the viruses) if will infect your computer and many pop ups will […]
We have received a few calls from customers lately asking us about the validity of a phone call they had just got. The person calls and says they are from Microsoft or Telstra and that your computer is infected with viruses and they need to take action on it. If you continue with their instructions, […]