Beware Public Wi-Fi Internet

By Positive Web Solutions | March 26, 2021

Many public places allow free Internet Wi-Fi access. These include airports, hotels, libraries, bookstores, shopping centres and various restaurants. These networks are not secure and there is a very high risk of getting hacked. Malware is software that criminals use to gain access to your devices. Unsecure public Wi-Fi networks provide a gateway for hackers…

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Fake Invoices or Request for Payment Emails

By Positive Web Solutions | March 18, 2021

Another fake email that is doing the rounds is a request for payment. Sometimes these emails are hard to spot as they are from a known supplier but come through unexpectedly. Other times they are easy to spot as they are from an unknown supplier. If in any doubt do not open the attached document…

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Fake Facebook Identity Request Email

By Positive Web Solutions | March 18, 2021

There is a number of fake emails claiming to be from Facebook asking to verify your identify by sending them your identity documents. In them emails they may ask you to upload your drivers license or passport else Facebook will disable your account. Never click on the links as these emails have been designed to…

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Spam SEO/Google rankings emails

By Positive Web Solutions | April 12, 2019

Beware of spam SEO/Google rankings emails that don’t come from legitimate businesses. In these unsolicited emails the person/company offers to improve your Google business ranking. Yet they don’t list a legitimate business name. But you have to ask yourself if they are so good at improving Google rankings, why aren’t they even listed on Google!…

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ATO Phone Call/Email Scam

By Positive Web Solutions | March 7, 2019

Beware about phone scams both landline and mobile phone, where people call you claiming that they are from ATO (Australian Taxation Office) asking for your personal details. Some of the ways to spot a potential ATO scam call are: refuse to allow you to speak with a trusted advisor or your regular tax agent is…

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Gift Card Scam

By Positive Web Solutions | April 7, 2019

Scammers pretending to be government agencies are asking you to urgently purchase gift cards such as Itunes to pay for bills, taxes and outstanding debts they will claim that you have. No government department, agency or business would use gift cards to demand any payment. Contact the ATO on the following details if you think…

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Tips for Disposing of Old Phones

By Positive Web Solutions | January 5, 2018
Tips for old phones being replaced

Here are some handy security tips for those who are giving away their old phone: Back up your phone Remove the SIM card Remove external storage cards Erase/reset: perform a factory reset to erase all content from your phone

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Free Facebook Cover Business Template

By Positive Web Solutions | December 22, 2017

The recommended Facebook cover business photo is 851 x 315 pixels. For mobile/tablet devices, only part of the cover photo is displayed . Positive Web Solutions is pleased to provide a free Photoshop template that outlines the mobile region for you to use for your designs. Click here to download the file.

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Remote Access Scams

By Positive Web Solutions | January 4, 2018

Some scammers ring up out of the blue claiming that they are from Microsoft, Telstra, NBN etc. They state that they want to remotely connect to your computer to ‘remove’ a virus. If you encounter this, just hang up. If you are concerned, phone the company on their publicly listed customer service number. More information…

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Beware of Fake Android Applications

By Positive Web Solutions | January 5, 2018

Security researchers have discovered fake Android applications on various internet websites. One such application is a fake Uber. It appears genuine by connecting to the real Uber application. The customer usernames and passwords that is typed in to the fake application is at a risk of being stolen. As a result, the best way for…

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