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Been to a Hyatt Hotel? Your credit card details may have been stolen

January 19, 2016 by Jason Harris

There has been a security breach with the systems used at Hyatt Hotels. This affects people staying at the hotel, as well as anyone who used a credit card at one of their restaurants.

There is a growing trend where hackers are able to put malware onto the point of sale systems used at the hotels. Then, when someone makes a payment the credit card details are stolen.

Hyatt have issued a press release with more information about the breach.

These are the Australian properties affected:

LOCATIONS PROPERTY NAME DATES AT RISK
Canberra Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel 8/13/2015 - 12/8/2015
Melbourne Grand Hyatt Melbourne 8/13/2015 - 12/8/2015
Melbourne Park Hyatt Melbourne 8/13/2015 - 10/14/2015
Perth Hyatt Regency Perth 8/13/2015 - 10/14/2015
Sydney Park Hyatt Sydney 8/13/2015 - 12/8/2015

You can check this page to check for other international Hyatt properties.

If you believe you where affected, check here. Hyatt are offering one year free credit card protection to affected customers.

 

Always review your credit card statements and report  suspicious activity immediately.


25% off computer servicing and repair

January 6, 2016 by Jason Harris

Head on over to the facebook page and get 25% off your next computer repair bill.

Must be used before 28th Feb 2017


2015 Worst Passwords List

January 1, 2016 by Jason Harris

SplashData has  released its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2015.

This data is compiled from a list of over 2 million passwords that were leaked in various hacks throughout the year.

Make sure your password is not on this list, and it might be time to think about using password management software to keep your passwords secure.

Top 25 List

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. 12345
  6. 123456789
  7. football
  8. 1234
  9. 1234567
  10. baseball
  11. welcome
  12. 1234567890
  13. abc123
  14. 111111
  15. 1qaz2wsx
  16. dragon
  17. master
  18. monkey
  19. letmein
  20. login
  21. princess
  22. qwertyuiop
  23. solo
  24. passw0rd
  25. starwars

more information here


Waterproof, dust-proof and vibration-proof USB flash drive – $25

December 23, 2015 by Jason Harris

I have a limited stock of 16gb flash drives.

They are about one quarter the size of standard drives and can easily fit in your pocket or on a key ring.

These are very durable:

  • stainless steel case
  • water-proof
  • dust-proof
  • vibration-proof

$25 each, pick-up in Jurien Bay. Please call ahead - 9652 2782.


Another scam email doing the rounds

December 12, 2015 by Jason Harris

It seems scammers will try anything to get you to click on their attachment in an email, even pretending to be the good guys.

CryptoWall Project is not malicious and is not intended to harm a person and his/her information data. The project is conducted for the sole purpose of instruction in the field of information security, as well as certification of antivirus products for their suitability for data protection. Together we make the Internet a better and safer place.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/cryptowall-4-0-returns-to-the-wild-posing-as-good-guy-12985.html

Keep your anti-virus turned on and up to date.

Contact me if you want advice about specific protection against these crypto threats.


Beware of fake plane tickets hoax on Facebook

November 7, 2015 by Jason Harris

You know when its too good to be true...

A fake giveaway is circulating on Facebook, offering free tickets to British Airways or Emirates flights. The scam spreads through the same link, shared in News Feeds.

More info: http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/beware-of-fake-plane-tickets-hoax-on-facebook-12934.html