High-severity vulnerability found in Chrome

Over the weekend Google announced a high-severity bug in its Chrome browser that is already actively being used to hijack computers. We have already updated every customer machine that has been turned on this morning and have notified customers that they need to manually restart their browser to update Chrome. To get the latest version…

More Cheap Hosting Provider Problems

Since our post last week about GoDaddy having issues, more cheap hosting providers have been having problems! Bluehost, Dreamhost, HostGator, OVH, or iPage services were found to be insecure. These popular and cheap website hosting sites are vulnerable to simple account takeover hacks. Clicking a link is all that was needed for someone to gain…

Malware found in CCleaner Installer

CCleaner infected with Malware

About the Attack: Pirform released an announcement yesterday (18th September, 2017) informing their users that CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 had been compromised, as an attacker managed to place malicious code inside the official CCleaner releases. Users who had installed either of these versions, estimated to be 2.27 million people, may have had non-personally identifiable…

Domain Renewal Scam

We get calls from customers about domain renewals and we understand why it’s a confusing subject. Since domain renewals usually occur only once every 2 years, it’s something you’re not used to handling. You also need to watch out for dodgy companies sending unsolicited letters and emails saying “renew your domain now”.  Although the letter will…

Networking and Internet Services

Now offering NBN and ADSL services

They say blood is thicker than water, so it’s a good thing my family were in our pilot group for internet services. My mum and sister helped us find all the speed-bumps in our processes and are now happily using our NBN internet services. I would like to announce we are now an Internet Service Provider (ISP)…

Is a password enough to be secure?

Once upon a time having good password was called good security, but not anymore. There are too many ways to attack your account to depend on eight characters, no matter how complicated they are. Just last week we had two customers give away their passwords by opening an official looking email and typing their username…