What are the common types of cyberattacks | Computing Australia

What Are The Common Types Of Cyberattacks?

Cybercrimes are rampant across the world, causing incredible damages to individuals and organisations. There are different kinds of cyber attacks aimed at individuals and groups. They may be perpetrated by groups or individuals who seek monetary benefit or leverage of some sort. They use vulnerability, lack of knowledge, and manipulation as the means to this end. So, what is a cyberattack and what are the most common types?

How to delete your old social media accounts | Computing Australia

5 Minute HelpDesk –How To Delete Your Old Social Media Accounts?

Many online services and applications require an account set up to use them. Some of them are created on the spur of the moment and may be no more in use. Any such old and forgotten accounts that you are not using may have key information such as your personal data, credit card details, and more. Our IT helpdesk from Perth will help you understand why you should delete these unused accounts and how to do it.

How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it | Computing Australia

5 Minute HelpDesk – How To Wipe Your Phone Before You Sell It

A phone or tablet is a very personal device and contains a lot of sensitive information about the user – from social media to banking applications. Whether you are selling the phone or handing it down to a family member, it’s crucial to wipe every piece of data in your phone. Our IT experts at Perth do a quick round-up of how to clear data from internal and external storage spaces and how to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it.

Things to note when buying antivirus software | Computing Australia

What is Antivirus Software and What are the Important Things to Note When Buying Antivirus Software?

Antivirus software is no longer a ‘good to have’ option – they are ‘must-haves’ on your device. This recognition has led to a large number of antivirus software available in the market. So how can you choose the most suitable one? Our experts from cybersecurity will help you understand more about what antivirus is and the important things you need to note when buying antivirus software.

What is Social Engineering? | Computing Australia

What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering has got a lot of attention recently. While the term is innocent, it denotes one of the most rampant crimes in the cyberworld. It is not new – the term was, ironically, popularised by a social engineer himself, Kevin Mitnick. He used the word to refer to his criminal activities in the 90s, like hacking and other computer-related crimes.

What is malvertising | How to protect | Computing Australia, Perth

What is Malvertising and How to Protect Yourself From it?

Advertisements can be informative and useful for creating product awareness.But what most of us don’t know is online ads are increasingly becoming carriers of malware – malvertising. Our cybersecurity team from Perth have been engaged frequently in the past few months to remediate cyber incidents triggered by such ads. What is malvertising? How can you protect yourself from it? Read on to understand more.