TCT News

Hackers rolling in it!

How much do you think a hacker could earn in a year? It was estimated that hackers fleeced more than $2.3 billion from Australian last year with more than six million people falling victim to cyber crime. It is known that cybercrime victims share a common profile. They appear to...
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How to secure your Android Device

So you have recently upgraded to a new android device. But before you start adding in your account details, contact lists and photos, you should consider how you are going to keep all this data secure. It only seems fair that you treat your mobile device as an extension of...
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Not all Passwords are created Equal

Is your password “password” or “qwerty”? On the 19th of December 2017, SplashData; leading provider of security applications and services, unveiled its annual release of the “worst passwords of the year” using data leaks from users primarily in North America and Europe. According to SplashData, the first and second most...
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Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme & Your Company

Starting from the 22nd February 2018, the NDB Scheme will come into effect for a wide range of organisations. Companies with an annual turnover of more than $3 million, or those with pre-existing obligations under the Australian Privacy Act will be required to comply. A company that experiences a data...
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Happy New Year and Welcome to 2018

From everyone at TCT – Happy New Year. We hope everyone had a good break and enjoyed some time off. As always, TCT was here to support our clients during the holiday period – we never close. Between Christmas and New Year, we answered 66 calls and received 52 emails....
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Happy Birthday TCT

Today marks TCT’s 20th birthday. The company was started back on 15 December 1997, working out of a second bedroom unit. Over the following years, we out-grew our home based office and many residential offices in Top Ryde. In 2003 we made the big step of buying an office in...
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2018 – The Year of Cyber-Security

As 2017 comes to a close with Christmas just around the corner, there are many things 2018 is predicted to bring to the IT table. Namely, a lot more ransomware, encrypted files and other yet to be seen cyber-attacks. This is one area of IT that is not going to...
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The Downside of Endpoint Diversity

Today, businesses use more devices over more connections than ever before. The network perimeter extends to wherever your colleagues happen to be. And of course more devices and more software means more vulnerabilities. With attacks doubling in number each year and growing in sophistication, it’s hard to stay on of...
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Wireless Security Network Update

On October 16, 2017, Belgian security researchers made public their findings that demonstrated fundamental design flaws in WPA2 that could lead to attacks on wireless networks. Named KRACKs, or key reinstallation attacks, this technique can theoretically be used by attackers to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting wireless users leveraging these...
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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Attack

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, a new strand of ransomware named Bad Rabbit appeared in Russia and the Ukraine and spread throughout the day. The initial installer masquerades as a Flash update but is believed to be an updated version of NotPetya, since the infection chain and component usage is identical. ...
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