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How to stay safe on public WiFi

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 by

Did you know that February 5th is Safer Internet Day? This worldwide event aims to draw attention to the ever-important issue of online safety, including cyberbullying, digital security and even offensive or illegal content. This year’s theme, ‘Together for a better internet’, encourages individuals to create a better internet by working on the ‘4 Rs’: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience. We decided to pitch in by shining the light on one aspect of the internet that may slip our minds until we need it – public WiFi networks.

Public WiFi networks can be a blessing – whether you’re quickly taking care of some business on your laptop while you have a coffee, or you’re sending some holiday snaps home while on a trip abroad. However, as convenient as that free WiFi access is, there can be security risks associated with using public WiFi networks that you should know about. You don’t need to stop using public WiFi altogether but there are a few things you should keep in mind before you connect. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you stay safe while you surf the ‘net – all you need is a little bit of reasoning and resilience.

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Avoid phishing scams with these tips from Internode

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 by

Over the years, there’s been a significant increase in the number of emails impersonating Internode, which may contain fraudulent links or attachments. These types of scam emails usually attempt to steal your Internode account information or credit card details, which is known as “phishing”.

Here’s some info to help you avoid being hooked by these phishing scams.

If you receive a suspicious email

  • Do not reply to the email.
  • Do not call any phone numbers in the email.
  • Do not click any links or open any attachments.
  • Just report, then delete.

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Get clued in about remote access scams

Monday, January 8th, 2018 by

It goes without saying that there are more than a few sharks you can come across when surfing the web. Digital safety is a growing concern and it’s important to stay in the loop about the risks you may come across when using the ’net.

You may have seen our previous blog with tips on how to keep one eye open for the scammers. Now it’s time to talk about a different kind of scam which utilises a kind of software known as Remote Access.

In 2017 alone, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s Scamwatch reported over $2 million lost to Remote Access scams and the amount lost each month has continued to rise.

To keep you in the know, we’ve put together all you need to know about what Remote Access is, how it’s being used in scams, and what to do if you suspect you’ve been targeted.

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