61% of US population left exposed after data breach

A major data leak in the US has exposed sensitive political data on over 198 million US citizens after a firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored files on a public Amazon server.

Mandatory Notification Laws - What does it mean for your business?

By Michael Joseph, Broking Manager at Austbrokers Professional Services

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) has been passed by both Houses of Parliament and has...

WannaCry - The biggest ransomware outbreak in history

Over the weekend there was a massive global cyber extortion attack that crippled some countries and left others scrambling to protect themselves.

What we can learn from the ATO’s downtime

Since last year the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has been struggling with outages on its online portal that has been causing major grief for accountants resulting in serious productivity and...

Upgrade your technology and break the upgrade cycle

 Not only does using obsolete technology stop you from receiving the latest updates, it means other vendors can’t support their software that you are running on old technology. For example, MYOB...

Is this it for the laptop and PC? - How the Samsung DeX could change everything

By now you would have heard about the new Samsung S8 phone that was announced last week. You may not have heard about a little accessory that was announced alongside it, that has the potential to...

Samsung announces new Galaxy S8 and S8+

Very early this morning (at about 2am AEDT) Samsung announced the new Galaxy S8 at their Unpacked event in New York. It is arguably the best phone Samsung have ever released, certainly the most...

ATO phone and email scams on the rise heading into tax season

ATO scams are on the rise with more expected as we head into tax season. The Australian Taxation Office received 105,469 scams reports last year with 95% being the ‘Fake Tax Debt’ telephone scam.

ATO planned downtime over Easter long weekend

Following the outages in December and February, the ATO will be swapping out its faulty storage area network (SAN) over Easter.

iPhone/iPad users warned to backup data before major iOS update

Apple will be releasing their new version of iOS soon (iOS 10.3) and it’s important that you back up all your data before updating. I know you’re told to back up your data every time there’s a...

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