Notices, Advisories & Tips
Advisories, notices and tips provided to help you protect your business from threats, notices to help make informed decisions about technology and systems and tips to improve your efficiency and technical skills.
End of Life – Windows 7 When does support for Windows 7 end? Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but extended support won’t end until January 14, 2020. This applies as long as you have Service Pack 1 installed. If you haven’t installed Service Pack 1 already, you should do […]
Scam – Job Seekers What’s happened? Scammers are targeting Australian job seekers to steal their personal information and trick them into transferring money to criminals, by posting fake employment ads on job seeker websites like Seek, Jora and Indeed. How the scam works… The scammer posts legitimate looking job ads on official job seeker websites […]
End of Life – Windows XP Support for Windows XP has ended. After 12 years, support for Windows XP ended April 8, 2014. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for the Windows XP operating system. It is critical to migrate now to a modern operating system. What does this mean for […]
Alert – Agent Smith Malware What’s Happened? Australian Android users are warned not to download mobile apps from third party app stores following reports of malware known as ‘Agent Smith’ infecting 25 million Android devices globally. How It Works Android devices are infected when the user installs an app, often a game app from a […]
Alert – Exploit RDP [Bluekeep] If you haven’t already heard, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released a HIGH Alert warning on malicious activities and potential widespread abuse of the BlueKeep vulnerability known as CVE-2019-0708. The vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (aka Terminal Services) affecting older versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. […]