Security

Old Facebook scam tricking people into giving up passwords

Security researchers are warning about Facebook hoax scams that spread fake terror news to trick victims into disclosing their Facebook credentials. People target Facebook and other social media services to gain access to your profile for identify theft. They typically change your password, shut you out and if you use the same password for your …

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167 million accounts stolen

In 2012 Linked was hacked and Russian hackers stole approximately 6.5 million usernames and passwords. In May 2016 it was ‘discovered’ that a further 100 million email address and passwords had been taken in the attack. Was was at the time a bad security incident has become a catastrophic breach. Yesterday those of 100 million accounts …

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Five key points from the Privacy Act to remember

What is Personal Information? Personal information is very broadly defined as any information about an identifiable individual. How can Personal Information be collected and used? Personal information should only be collected for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of your organisation. It should generally be collected directly from the individual concerned, and …

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