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Save your PC: how to keep safe online in 2011
Whether you are new to computers, or are a seasoned user – now is a good time to review your security knowledge and practices.
Chillisoft signs Sophos IT expert
Shirley Wigley has joined Chillisoft as Major Accounts Manager to focus on enterprise and government interests.
Web of deceit
There’s no substitute for common sense where the threat of crafty social media opportunists is concerned.
Psst – wanna buy a cheap watch?
Just when you thought internet scammers have reached new lows, comes an even more devious dupe.
People’s Choice NetGuide Web Awards winners revealed!
Following last night's award ceremony in Auckland, we can now reveal to you all the big winners of the 2010 People's Choice NetGuide Web Awards!
The dark side of search engines
If you can easily find what you're searching for online – so can the cybercriminals...
Rosalie Nelson is Senior Research Manager, Telecommunications, at IDC New Zealand, a provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets.
NetGuide teams with TVNZ6
$43,000 worth of prizes up for grabs in the tenth annual TVNZ6 NetGuide Schools Multimedia Challenge.
Massive BioShock 2 patch incoming
2K reveals details of a patch that will address several issues across all three versions of the game.
Another day, another Facebook scam
Yet another scam aimed at Facebook users has been uncovered - this time by McAfee Labs.
HELP US TO HELP YOU
If your XP taskbar becomes locked for some reason, you can unlock it by right-clicking the Start button, choose Properties.
New Twitter scam asks:
A new phishing scam is currently doing the rounds of Twitter, tagging messages with "ThisYou???" and inviting users to follow a shortened link.
XT text glitch – Telecom’s advice to users
Telecom has issued a media advisory claiming a disruption of service on its XT Network last night was due to "an unusual pattern of (SMS) texting
Valentine scams: Romancing the stony-hearted
As we've seen so many times before, cybercriminals are not ashamed to exploit horrors like the Haiti earthquake or 9/11, so it would be naive to expect them not to make use of our warmer sentiments, too.
XT - What went wrong? How are they fixing it?
The root cause of Wednesday’s crash of the XT network, which continues to affect customers is still unknown, but Telecom has revealed the steps it’s taking to restore service.
Wellington mayoral candidate to talk tech in Europe
Mayoral candidate Jack Yan is hosting a speaking tour in Europe starting next week as part of his 2010 mayoral bid.
XT back, but will business forgive?
Around 100,000 customers on the XT Network awoke yesterday morning to a day without cellphone coverage.
Gen-i’s CEO Chris Quin is claiming that XT mobile services affected by today’s outage are functioning and that the majority of services have been restored.
Internet Security Suites
Web surfers have been duped into purchasing fake online security software that actually facilitates the installation of malicious code.
You are the weakest link
Security will only become more important in the future, and I personally think it’s more about mindset than technical ability.
Paedophilia and the ‘Trojan defence’
The paedophile's ‘Trojan defence’ has been around for several years and centres around the assertion that malware got installed, downloaded illegal material, then removed itself leaving no trace behind but the pornography.
Today I read an article in the National Journal concerning cyberwarfare.
iWorm ikee: Sex and Drugs and Rick and Roll
The iPhone, it seems, is under siege: a recent worm exploits a known (and previously exploited) vulnerability that affects the owners of ‘jailbroken’ phones on which OpenSSH has been installed.
Left 4 Dead 2: First impressions
I’ve just been dropped off by boat with three other fellow survivors onto a pier on the outskirts of New Orleans.