World Backup Day 31st March – Protect Your Data
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World Backup Day 31st March – Protect Your Data

Local Computer business, Web South would like to draw your attention to “World Backup Day” Peter Herriman from Web South says,“We actually recommend regular backups, and multiple storage locations and devices, but I learnt those techniques during the early ’80’s and on mainframe systems with data worth millions of dollars (back then, imagine now!). All…

Has Your Internet Been Very Slow?
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Has Your Internet Been Very Slow?

The Australian Media and Communications Authority (ACMA) has been investigating for you. Some of the major brands named. Has your internet been very slow? You can run a test to verify what connection speeds your are getting and then compare it with the speed that you signed up for. According to The NEWDAILY“The regulator said more…

Missed Delivery Scams Are Still Active
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Missed Delivery Scams Are Still Active

The “Missed delivery, call or voicemail commonly labeled the (Flubot) scams are still active. Please say on your guard and not get caught by this scam. It is actually easy to get caught. as most of us are expecting deliveries of some sort, and this is especially heightened since the COVID pandemic. The text messages…

Should You Disable Social Media Comments?
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Should You Disable Social Media Comments?

Food for thought. Facebook and other Social Media platforms have gained incredible growth over the years because they are interactive in that if configured so, they allow people to make comments right on the page (this is quite often the default setting). This can be quite beneficial for the page in that its popularity can…

Computer & Device Security Alert – Please Update Google Chrome
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Computer & Device Security Alert – Please Update Google Chrome

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Alert Service urge anyone who uses Google Chrome EARLIER THAN version 91.0.4472.114 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This verion is the patch to fix the exploits. Notes for this version can be viewed at Chrome Release Note.  This update addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of…

Webinar – CYBER SECURITY – Does your Committee know what to do?
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Webinar – CYBER SECURITY – Does your Committee know what to do?

Webinar -CYBER SECURITY – Does your committee know what to do? Back at the end of June a webinar was brought to community groups by CyberCX, Copper Coast Council and STARCLUB Regional Officers, and we thank Samantha Freeman, who is the local Sport & Recreation Development Officer for the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council and…

Warning For Local Business Owners With Domain Names
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Warning For Local Business Owners With Domain Names

Local Computer Business Web South would like to warn anyone who owns a Domain Name to be on guard against a Domain Confirmation SCAM. This one could easily catch anyone who has registered thier own domain name.DO NOT REPLY TO IT! This may vary but it is likely to look like this in the Subject…

Facebook Scam Alert
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Facebook Scam Alert

Here at Web South, your local computer shop, we try to keep on top of some of the threats around the internet. Earlier today a large number of emails came through with the subject‘ID Verification‘ and in the text ‘Your access has been temporarily disabled for identity check,’ and instructions on how to solve it….

Cyber Threats Include Ag Industries – Be Prepared
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Cyber Threats Include Ag Industries – Be Prepared

Agrifutures Australia has released and interesting article called “Cyber threats in rural industries – are we prepared?” The threat of computer hacking of equipment used by farmers has been around for quite some time. As many areas of farming become mechanized, many are controlled by electronic means, be it a dedicated EPROM or CPU that…

Ransomware The First Focus For Launch Of New Cyber Security Campaign
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Ransomware The First Focus For Launch Of New Cyber Security Campaign

The launching of a new cyber security campaign by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), which will run all year round… because cybercrime never stops! is focusing on Ransomware. Their campaign warns Australians about cybercrime and promotes cyber.gov.au as the one-stop shop for individuals, businesses and organisations to protect themselves against cyber threats. Act now,…