The Community Network Australia – BUYER BEWARE

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Business Tips | 0 comments

After a frank discussion with the Community Network operations manager I believe they are aware of the types of issues that have been raised here previously and are genuine in their desire to resolve those issues. In recent times we’ve also received some encouraging positive feedback from fellow customers and seen that some of the Community Network staff have participated in the discussion in order to reach out to their clients and resolve issues. They can be contacted on 07 5581 1000 or info©cnetwork•com•au. With this in mind we have decided to close this discussion and will be...

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Proofpoint – Why Apple and Me.com email Are Not Viable For Business

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Business Tips | 0 comments

Proofpoint – Why Apple and Me.com email Are Not Viable For Business

I’ve been in the Internet business since 1994 so I’ve seen many (including some failed) attempts at blocking spam. The most notable was SPEWS which attacked spam with a vigor (and a whole lot of collateral damage) that was previously unseen. Needless to say they didn’t last all that long as they caused way too much unnecessary angst due to their ‘escalation’ process that could see an entire organisation (thousands of IPs) blocked due to a handful of spammers. They also were anonymous, with no method of contacting them and no method of reporting a false positive....

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Clever Twitter Phish – Don’t Get Caught!

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Online Security | 0 comments

I just had an email come in that was crafted a bit more cleverly than most. First, here’s what the email looks like:           It looks like the real deal. And when you click on the link…                 …it again looks genuine (click on the images to enlarge them). Check out the address in the address bar though – the domain is tpwitter.com. If you didn’t look or only gave it a cursory glance it would be easy to give away your Twitter login details. According to the WHOIS info the domain...

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How Fast Is The NBN?

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Misc Stuff | 0 comments

I was asked to do a short interview on ABC Ballarat (local radio) yesterday to comment on the website How Fast Is The NBN. The spot was only about 5 minutes so it was quite a short discussion and I thought I might expand on that just a little. The How Fast Is The NBN website is an accurate simulation of the difference in speed between 25Mbps and 1000Mbps. It’s worth mentioning though that it is a ‘perfect world’ simulation which assumes unlimited bandwidth in the general network infrastructure. Right now we simply don’t have the national infrastructure to support such...

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Phishing In The Big Pond

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Online Security | 0 comments

I see phishing emails come through every day, and some are quite impressive. You’ve probably seen some yourself that have very broken english, mis-spelling of the organisation they purport to represent etc, but some do come through that are well formatted and could easily be mistaken for the real thing. This latest one is quite well formatted – has good english and the Telstra logo. The link leads to a page on ‘cephtex.com’ though so don’t get tricked into giving your information...

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