Internet Security, Safe & Secure, Scams

A most disturbing reveal..

Source: ABC News HealthEngine is a phishing tool for ambulance-chasing lawyers "HealthEngine, medical booking app, facing multi-million-dollar fines for selling patient health data" Yes, I know to beware of dodgy apps. Yes, I know Facebook, Microsoft et al. mine my data But government sponsored (promoted) apps? Sheesh...

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Android, Anti-Malware, Anti-Virus, Internet Security, iOS, Microsoft

Malwarebytes News & Tips

Antivirus vs. anti-malware: what’s the deal?Are you relying on legacy antivirus software? You may not be as safe as you think you areNew “Under the Radar” report examines modern threats and future technologiesCyberthreats are evolving. Our security experts pick them apart and give you the lowdown on eachOur 2019 security predictionsNew year. New threats. Learn… Continue reading Malwarebytes News & Tips

Internet Security, Safe & Secure, spyware

Speaking of safety…

[9 May 19] Source: Economist via @inkl: How creepy is your smart speaker? "... these devices are acquiring other senses beyond hearing - the latest models have cameras, and future ones may use lidar. The scope for infringing privacy is increasing, so how worried are you that your speaker is spying?" [6 May 19] Source: Washington… Continue reading Speaking of safety…

Be Safe, I kid you not..., Internet Security, Mental, Non-sequiteur

Weird day..

Got a low-altitude Columbia Natural (red currant, honey, raisin & cocoa) from Subi today after a lamb rogan Josh at Chutney Mary's (ohhhhhh heaven!). Just $10 too. Oh, haha, on the way in I got attacked by a drunk bull of a man. It was hilarious. As I was passing an alfresco table this stocky… Continue reading Weird day..

I kid you not..., Scams

Shaz-sham!

[2 Apr 19] Closer to home, we have news from Tim Clark (The West Australian) on a front page exclusive.. The US want his worldwide assets frozen for global misrepresentation. Wow, just, wow. I have little sympathy for greedy snouts foraging in the trough of get-rich-beyond-my-virtue, those who want to cash in on 'a good… Continue reading Shaz-sham!

Anti-Malware, Internet Security

2018: The year of the data breach

December 28, 2018 by Logan Strain | Full article and infographic (Malwarebytes blog) But despite the well-known costs of data breaches, the problem of leaky data isn’t getting better. While there were a greater number of breaches in 2017, 2018 saw breaches on a more massive scale and from marquee players, such as Facebook, Under… Continue reading 2018: The year of the data breach

Internet Security

It’s on you, right?

It's a good thing to have awareness of what's around you and what's going on. Better is to take inventory of your personal strategies and behavior and to reinvent your habits to keep pace with the escalating risks of data intrusion and identity theft. Media would have us believe hacking is all Black Hat wizardry, but… Continue reading It’s on you, right?