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Thwart iForgot Password Reset Flaw

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Following the lead of companies like Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, Apple last week announced two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication) to help customers secure their Apple IDs against hackers. Unfortunately, just a day later, a major new security hole was discovered that affected any customer who had not implemented their new two-step security feature. Read more…

PIN numbers need protection too

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By now, avast! users are aware of the importance of creating strong computer passwords, and guarding their Social Security number like a trained Doberman. But what about the humble four-digit PIN number? Personal identification numbers (PINs) are security features just like passwords. They give access to your mobile phone, credit card, bank account, and numerous […]

How To Keep Your Teen’s Private Data Safe When They Are ‘In Lurve’!!!!!

Teen love can be all consuming. And don’t say you don’t remember – we’ve all gone through it! The world stops. Nothing else matters (particularly not school work). Love takes over… You are Sitting On Top Of The World (to use Delta Goodrem’s expression!) When you are in love (and not particularly worldly) you may Read more…

Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?

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Now, I am not a risk taker, but I would challenge anyone to find an Aussie teen who hasn’t embraced social media. Whether it is Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, the digital world is the teens’ playground. Our teens are often described as digital natives – they’ve never known life without the online world. They seem Read more…

Oops – Have You Forgotten to Secure Your Devices?

Isn’t Christmas and the school holidays a whirlwind? Between holiday ‘catch-ups’, the very intense family schedule and New Year’s celebrations, it can be a wonderful yet often exhausting time. Sometime it is hard to find a moment to think! But now school has begun and the dust has settled. Phew! So, I have to ask Read more…

Steamy Sexts Get Leaked 60% of the Time

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McAfee released the study Love, Relationships, and Technology: When Private Data Gets Stuck in the Middle of a Breakup, which examines at the pitfalls of sharing personal data in relationships and discloses how breakups can lead to exposure of private data. Nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have personal and intimate information (such as revealing photos, bank account Read more…

Cyber Education: The Buck Stops With Us Parents!

Teaching my kids to cross the road safely has taken many years. And to be honest, I am not completely convinced they all have it down pat just yet! I don’t know how many times I have said: ‘Look right, look left and then right again’ or ‘Don’t cross until you see the green man Read more…

Simplify and Secure Your Passwords

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It seems that almost every site on the Web requires a password. At least twice a week, I get an email from someone who wants me to join yet another site, which requires yet another username and password. You can cop out and use the same username and password combination, but that’s always possible since some Read more…

Do You Share Passwords with Your Partner?

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Do you? I do and I’ve been doing it since I said “I do.” And if you are married or at least in a committed lifelong relationship, knowing each other’s passwords is probably expected. Today, sharing passwords has become a sign of commitment, a signal of love and devotion, like a varsity sweater or friendship Read more…

Healthy Harold and McAfee to teach Aussie Primary Students how to bCyberwise

As you would have guessed by now, cyber education is a passion of mine. I am a big believer in education and preparing our kids for life’s path (as opposed to preparing the path for them!) So, I am delighted to tell you about bCyberwise – a new cyber education module, developed by McAfee and Read more…