Protecting Your Passwords: Treat Them Like Underwear

In the digital age, passwords are the first line of defense against cyber threats. They guard our personal and professional information from unauthorized access. Given their crucial role, it’s essential to handle passwords with the utmost care. An effective and memorable way to think about password security is to treat your passwords like underwear. This analogy may sound amusing, but it underscores several key practices that can significantly enhance your digital security. Here’s how you can apply the “underwear rule” to your passwords: Just as you wouldn’t wear the same pair of underwear for days on end, you should not keep the same password indefinitely. Changing your passwords regularly is a simple yet effective way to minimize the risk of them being compromised. Passwords should be updated every few months, especially for accounts that hold sensitive information, such as your […]

An Ultimate Guide to Formatting Word Documents

Introduction If you are using Microsoft Word for your business operations, you need to understand the essentials of formatting and creating a word document. After reading this article, you will ably format your word documents like a PRO. What is word document formatting? It is how a document is laid out on a page, the way it looks, and its visual organization. Word document formatting addresses elements like font size, margins, spacing, columns, alignment, lists, indentation, font selection, and presentation (in terms of bolding or italicizing) Once you’ve correctly formatted your Word document, it becomes correct, consistent, and easy to read and understand by your target audience. How to Format Word Documents in MS-Office 2019 Attach and format text in your Word document Select the text you want to format in your Microsoft Office Word document. To select one word […]

Don’t Fall for Scammers

I have written before about being caught out by scammers, and also how to spot a scammer. The latest round, isn’t relating to Computers but with puppies.  Everyone needs to be aware.  I have recently read an article from ScamWatch,  What the scammers are doing is posting photos of adorable looking puppies on sites such as Facebook offering them for sale, and asking for money to clear them through customs & quarantine.  The problem is, that the actual puppies do not exist, and that you have actually lost your money. If you are looking for a dog (or puppy), either go to your local animal rescue – or if you are looking at paying a little extra for a pure bred, contact your local Kennel Control for a registered breeder. Puppy Dog Scammers – Scamwatch

Christmas Greetings – 2017

I hope all my clients and colleagues had a very Merry Christmas this year, and may 2018 be prosperous for us all. While this year has seen an increase of work in some areas, it has also seen a decrease of work in others.  I look forward to 2018 and invigorating myself and the business and come back with a fresh lease on life and adding benefits to those I work with

CommBank Phishing Scam Update

Well, they are at it again, I just received another message this morning, saying that my account was locked and to go to a particular link in the message to unlock the account. Once bitten, twice shy – I now at least have a number which I can pass onto CommBank for their investigation team to investigate as well. I was lucky that the CommBank security team picked up on the activity, locked the account and sent me a message.  I wonder how many others that get caught out, and the banks don’t pick up on until after the fact and then it takes time to get the funds returned.

CommBank Phishing Scam

I have been an advocate of ensuring you know what you are doing, and double check everything before acting upon, so you don’t fall foul of phishing scams. I can’t be more amendment on the fact, as you don’t know who is out their trying to get your hard earn cash. Back Story Earlier this week, I was phoned by a call centre claiming to be from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) with a recorded message saying that I had outstanding debts and was also implicated in Tax Fraud, and that there was a warrant out for my arrest.  I knew this was a scam, as I have been targeted 4 time before, as well as another family member. Anyway, I wasn’t going to let this go unanswered, so I rang the number back, strung them along for a little […]