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Seven password dos and don'ts

Matt Blowes  August 09, 2019 Opinion, Security

 
Quick, fast tips for making your passwords more secure. See our password dos and dont's.

How to start using Microsoft Teams

Matt Blowes  July 30, 2019 Collaboration, Office 365, Microsoft 365

 
See how Microsoft's collaboration app has evolved to be the most powerful tool in the Office 365 suite. Watch a 10-minute demo here.

How to stop using passwords

Matt Blowes  July 11, 2019 Opinion, Security

 
Using and remembering passwords doesn't have to be a day-to-day chore. You likely already have the devices needed to reduce your reliance on passwords.

Samsung accused of making misleading water resistance claims

Matt Blowes  July 04, 2019 Technology, Hardware, Legal, Mobile

 
The ACCC is suing Samsung, alleging its ads for many Galaxy phones showed situations where a phone was not covered by the water resistance rating.

Digital driver licences launching in NSW

Matt Blowes  June 19, 2019 Technology, IT Trends, Mobile

 
Drivers across NSW will have access to a digital driver licence on their phone starting in August.

ANU suffers significant data breach

Matt Blowes  June 05, 2019 Security

 
Personal and financial information of ANU students, staff & visitors collected over a 19 year period has been compromised by hackers.

Telstra 5G arrives with higher pricing

Matt Blowes  May 22, 2019 Technology, Hardware, Mobile

 
Customers are finally able to access Telstra's 5G network thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G launch, but many plans may be charged an extra fee.

What is the Huawei controversy?

Matt Blowes  May 22, 2019 IT Trends, Opinion, Security

 
The Chinese tech giant is a growing competitor worldwide but the latest ban in the U.S. and Google dropping support have made its future unclear.

SMS not a great authentication method, but better than nothing

Matt Blowes  May 20, 2019 Opinion, Security

 
Any form of multi-factor authentication is better than none but SMS is weak. Change to an authenticator app for better security and convenience.