Media Clips

You are the cash cow Google, Amazon and Facebook are milking

It’s hard to stomach multi-billion dollar tech giants complaining about user privacy when their business models are built on selling your personal information.

Tech giants cry crocodile tears over our privacy

The Google, Amazon and Facebook busines model is to gather information about you and sell it. Is that why they are opposing proposed laws to all police access to paedophile and terrorist communications?

Scary "social credits" to track "good citizenship"

We look to the US to see where technology will go next: perhaps we should look to China to see where mining of our personal data will go next. The Chinese government is using the techniques of Google and Facebook to tighten its grip on its citizen's lives.

Hacker victim watches his life dissolve on screen

Dylan was actually on Facebook when his account was hacked: he watched the text on screen change to Arabic. Then things got worse...

The Grinch is trying to hack your Christmas. Here's how to stop it.

Hackers love Christmas and reports are they are gearing up for their biggest year ever. Read how not to give a hacker a Christmas present.

School wifi networks "easily penetrated"

Most school wifi networks can be easily penetrated by hackers, giving them access to private communications and videos and possibly enabling paedophiles to contact children directly.

Smart speakers put you at increasing risk

How smart speakers (voice activated technology) are increasingly putting you at risk.

Channel 7 NEWS clip: smart speaker hacking

In Australia, there are 1.5m smart home devices like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, covering 12% of households, but the smarter the home the more inviting it is to hackers. Hacked devices can reveal what you've been saying and what your passwords are.

Concerns over dumping of CyberCrime from SCOMO's front bench

The Federal Government has downgraded its focus on cybercrime by moving ministerial responsibility out of Cabinet. Will this make it easier for cyber criminals?

Don't Be A Zucker For Facebook's Claims It Will Clean Up Its Act

Don't believe the promotion: Facebook is not your Nana’s kitchen, it's a business model that depends on personal information.

It's Way Too Easy For Hackers To Watch Your Kids Online At School

As a parent, it scares me to think that someone might be watching my kids at school. Waiting. Scanning.  Not on the street, but over the digital highway.

Schools an easy mark for cyberspace predators

School budgets are always tight, but parents need to know that their children are safe at school and not being exposed to or exploited by cyberspace predators. More needs to be done.

The Cyber-bullying Talk Parents Must Have With Their Kids

I wish I’d known sooner’ is the heartbreaking line I hear all the time from parents who find out their child has been the victim of online abuse. As parents we can know sooner.  We must know sooner.  Story from TenDaily Thursday 7th June 2018

Your medical records for sale

Medical records are stolen and sold by the thousands on the dark web. They can help hackers steal your identity, get credit cards and take out loans in your name.

Parents must be front line against cyber bullies

It's a sickening feeling for parents. You assume everything's fine about your kids...It's only later you find out, sometimes in the worst way that they’ve been the victim of cyber bullying.

Aussies easy targets on line

Everyone knows cyber crime is increasing. They may not know that a truism of crime applies just as much on line: crooks look for easy targets. They'll walk past the home with an alarm to target the next home without one. Unfortunately, Australians are becoming the easy target in our global village.

Police not resourced to chase on line thieves

If you've been ripped off on line for perhaps $30,000, you're probably  in for some bad news: it may be that the police aren't even going to try to catch your perpetrator. Cases involving less than $50,000 just aren't being pursued, due to lack of resources.

Amazon's hack job a safety risk

The Daily Telegraph (19th January 2018) reports on the security risks of Amazon's new virtual helper.

Firms face $2m data breach fines

The Australian (22nd February 2018) shook many businesses into action by headlining the potential multi-million dollar fines for data breaches, under new legislation.