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How do you come up with strong, memorable passwords?

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How do you come up with strong, memorable passwords?

“Password1” is a terrible password, so how do you come up with better ideas which are easy to remember but hard to crack?

Whenever there is a major data breach and passwords are leaked, someone goes through the list to find which passwords are the most common. The usual suspects pop up time and again – like “password1”, “123456” and go old  “letmein” – despite repeated warnings that we need to do better when choosing our passwords.

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How do you use a VPN to stay safe online?

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How do you use a VPN to stay safe online?

Your very own cone of silence, a Virtual Private Network shields your online activities from prying eyes.

Public Wi-Fi hotspots are everywhere these days, but you shouldn’t assume that they are always safe to use. If you connect to a network called “Free WiFi” at the airport or in a coffee shop, you can’t be sure that it’s a legitimate network and not a spoof network generated by someone sitting at the next table.
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Fоr What Rеаѕоn Dо Wе Rеmаin Ѕо Аwful At Раѕѕwоrdѕ?

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Fоr What Rеаѕоn Dо Wе Rеmаin Ѕо Аwful At Раѕѕwоrdѕ?

2018 wаѕ a year оf ѕоmе substantial security breaches over a wide range of organisations, frоm littlе оnlinе ѕhiрреrѕ as far as possible uр tо bigger brands, for еxаmрlе, thе ubеr-lеаk thаt lеft, wеll, Uber, whеrе an infоrmаtiоn ѕрill ѕаw thе records оf somewhere in the rаngе оf 57 million clients оvеrаll соmрrоmiѕеd.
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Looking for a DropBox Alternative?

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Looking for a DropBox Alternative?

Are уоu in search fоr Drорbоx аltеrnаtivеѕ? Or уоu thinking whу еvеn bоthеr? Take a ѕurvеу аbоut people nаming a сlоud ѕtоrаgе service without having a ѕесоnd thought it’s a fаir bеt “Drорbоx” will be thе аnѕwеr. Survеу hаѕ it, аѕ аt May 2016, Drорbоx hаd mоrе thаn 500 milliоn rеgiѕtеrеd users, bеаting thе соmреtitiоn bу a few milеs––. Continue reading

Watch out for online scams which seem too boring to be fake

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Watch out for online scams which seem too boring to be fake

Rather than luring you in with the promise of riches, today’s online scammers hope to trick you with simple emails that seem too mundane to be suspicious.

The old scams are often the best scams, but these days most Australians are savvy enough to realise that you probably haven’t won the British Lottery – especially considering that you never bought a ticket. Likewise, we’re unlikely to be fooled by a charming Nigerian prince willing to pay handsomely for our help to smuggle gold out of the country.

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Stage 4: Restrictions Melbourne Metro

COVID-19 Stage 4 Overview

We are closely monitoring the situation daily and constantly revision and updating company policies and procedures to keep our staff, clients and the greater community safe. If any of our staff have any flu symptoms, they must cease work immediately and get tested while waiting for tests they are forced to stay at home and not permitted to leave for any reason what so ever. Thus far Australia wide as of 7:12 am on 18th August 2020 we have had 4 technicians go in for testing, one in SA and three in Victoria all came back as negative, to our knowledge we have been responsible for zero community transmissions and zero COVID-19 cases. After dealing with virus outbreaks for the last 20 years we understand the social dynamics and life cycles of these epidemics. As an organisation have gone over and above the government regulations and are working on new technologies to keep serving our clients with the highest standards of quality and service long into this pandemic.

We would like to update you regarding the stage 4 restrictions imposed by Daniel Andrews government on the state of Victoria since Midnight 5th August 2020. We will be closely screening all clients that they are clear from any flu symptoms or been into contact with anyone that is confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus. The great news is you can still get your computer fixed in Victoria, all other states are not affected and running as per normal, we have a number of flexible options for you;

1) Remote desktop support, for any software configuration issues we can log in remotely via the internet and fix them.

2) Contact-less computer repairs. We will book a time when a technician will come to your work or home, once the technician arrives they will call you. You are then required to put the equipment outside. The technician will take the equipment away assess it and then get back to you with some options for repairing it. Once the repairs are complete the technician will return the computer back to you.

3) Sendle - DIY send it in. You can book a Sendle pickup which we organise for the next business day. Simple call up and book the job, you then need to put your laptop in a box and we email you a shipping label. Attach the label to the box and a Sendle courier will pick it up from your work or home on the next business day. We will also arrange for delivery back to you once the computer is all fixed up.

4) Australia Post. You can register your details with us and then send your computer in for repairs. We can send it back once the machine is repaired and working like new again.

5) Onsite booking, this is only as a last resort if you need your computer as a primary communications tool or you need help with your NBN or VOIP phone. We can dispatch a technician with the full PPE outfit to you home or workplace to get you back online.

If you have any comments, concerns or feedback we would love to hear it, please email our biosecurity task force at [[email protected]].