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.

How to prevent Identity theft | Cybersecurity | Computing Australia

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft?

As the world progresses to ensure an easy and smooth flow of day-to-day life, many daily activities are being shifted onto digital platforms. Lack of proper security measures makes it easy for a person’s identity to be stolen and misused. Our cybersecurity team in Perth have listed some simple but effective ways to prevent identity theft.

What are botnets | How do They Work? | Computing Australia

What are Botnets and How do They Work?

A bunch of university students, initially targeted vulnerable IoT devices to create a powerful botnet. But with the code being posted online, other criminal minds are already at work building and modifying the code for bigger and more dangerous attacks. So, what are botnets and how do they work?

What are the types of COVID-19 scams? | Computing Australia

Types of COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

Cybercriminals are using the COVID-19 pandemic situation of fear and confusion to their advantage. Scamwatch has reported over 5170 scams with over $6,280,000 amount lost since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). It is, therefore, essential to be aware of scams that are out there and how to avoid them. Codesquad’s cybersecurity team in Perth will help you understand what the different types of COVID-19 scams are and how to protect against them.