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The world beyond passwords

James Sowry  September 24, 2019 Improvement, Security

 
Weak passwords account for a staggering 81% of data breaches around the world, and are costly to maintain - it’s time for an alternative solution.

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 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.

Fake Office 365 email posing as Sentrian spreading

Graeme Wilson  June 10, 2019 Security

 
A malicious email with misleading Sentrian and Office 365 references is trying to trick users into clicking a link.

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.

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.

Australians lost half a billion dollars to scammers in 2018

Matt Blowes  April 30, 2019 Security

 
Australians had almost $500 million taken last year by scammers and that only includes reported losses. See the scams report infographic.

Facial recognition in many phones not as secure as hoped

Matt Blowes  April 03, 2019 Hardware, Opinion, Security, Mobile

 
Facial recognition security in many phones from LG, Sony, Samsung & more is not secure and can easily be fooled by a simple photo. But Face ID by Apple and long passcodes remain viable security methods.