Create, connect and share respect – Safer Internet Day 2019

Create, connect and share respect – Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019 we are celebrating Safer Internet Day!

Safer Internet Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the safe and positive use of digital technology, and to explore the role we can all play in creating a better and safer internet in
our community.

Coordinated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner in Australia and celebrated in over 130 countries, this year’s Safer Internet Day theme is: ‘Together for a better internet’.

We are encouraging all Australians to collaborate with their communities and support each other in developing the critical skills required to successfully navigate the online world.

These skills take time to develop but they can help us in all areas of life — online and off. We like
to call them the 4Rs…

  • Respect – I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated
  • Responsibility – I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong
  • Reasoning – I question what is real
  • Resilience – I get back up from tough situations

CyberGuru is supporting Safer Internet Day by posting on blog articles about cyber safety and security and we encourage you to join in!

Help spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of a safer and more positive internet — you can participate in, run your own Safer Internet Day activity or simply start
a conversation in your community about the 4Rs and how you can come ‘Together for a better internet’.

To see what others are doing to promote Safer Internet Day or to find out how you can get involved, visit http://esafety.gov.au/saferinternetday/

“Collection #1” Data breach lists 773 million accounts online

“Collection #1” Data breach lists 773 million accounts online

Collection #1

Barely a day goes by without news of another data breach or new security issue. But late last week security researcher Troy Hunt announced the discovery of what is possibly the largest data breach ever. Known as Collection#1, the data breach contains approximately 773 million accounts online from multiple sources.

Collection #1 is a large collection of email addresses and passwords which was made available on a public hacking forum. It appears to consist of multiple breaches across several websites.

Since the original announcement by Hunt, it is further now understood Collection#1 is just one of seven collections, so it is likely that the number of breached accounts is likely to increase dramatically when the remaining collections become public.

The recommendations made are always:

  • Set strong passwords and don’t use the same passwords on multiple websites.
  • Change passwords where you may have used the same username and password.
  • Set up multi-factor authentication on your accounts to ensure that you require a secure code as well as your password.

We strongly suggest everyone review their accounts on the Have I Been Pawned? website (link opens in new window) to see if you have any vulnerable accounts. You can also check your password to see if it on any known exposure.

If we can be of any assistance to you in implementing these recommendations, or would like any further advice on cyber security, please let us know.

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru to present at Seniors Safety Forum

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru to present at Seniors Safety Forum

Seniors Safety Forum 2017

 

CyberGuru’s Chief Guru, Chris Jeffery will present at the Seniors Safety Forum being hosted by Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Member for Sandgate, Cr Jared Cassidy, Councillor for Deagon Ward, and Leanne Linard MP, Member for Nudgee on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Chris Jeffery is an 2017 Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion and recently celebrated 20 years of operating his own computer solutions business, CyberGuru which provides ICT consulting, design, support and training to small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and individuals.

Chris is an invited guest speaker at this event, discussing digital security and how to protect yourself from online scams. Other guest speakers include Federal Member of Lilley, Wayne Swan MP as well as other representatives discussing the safety and security of seniors in our community.

There will also be an opportunity to meet with your local representatives to discuss safety in the home and in the community, focussing on issues pertinent to seniors in the local area.

The Seniors Safety Forum is being held on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 9.30am-11.30am in the Taigum Shopping Centre.

Please RSVP by making contact with either Stirling Hinchliffe MP or Cr Jared Cassidy’s offices by COB 2 October 2017.

  • Stirling Hinchliffe MP Phone: 3639 9100 Email: sandgate@parliament.qld.gov.au
  • Cr Jared Cassidy Phone: 3667 6011 Email: deagon.ward@bcc.qld.gov.au

Seniors Safety Forum 2017