Posts by Skopetech

Turning it on and off again: Why is it so important?


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Ten critical things to look for when taking on an Adelaide IT provider


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Can’t remember all your passwords? With a password manager, you don’t need to.


Let’s be real here. Trying to remember a password can be a hassle. Trying to remember a whole range of passwords for everything in your personal and business life is not only impossible; it can be quite stressful…especially if you enter it incorrectly three times and the software locks you out. Then you have to […]


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How using a passphrase can increase your online security


We all know what a password is, right? It’s those wonderfully smart series of letters and numbers that we make up for those sites that request one. The only trouble is, most of us never remember them or forget to write them down. We think we’re so witty in swapping out a letter for a […]


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Baited and Hooked – Gone Phishing – Part 2


How do I spot a suspicious, or phishing email? The very first thing to look at with any suspected email is the subject line.  The following are good indications that something is not quite right: Maybe it’s offering you something too good to be true Perhaps it’s trying to entice you with something strange or […]


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Phishing emails – Baited and Hooked Pt 1


Being part of the connected online world, just like the real world, comes with its fair share of dangers.  Viruses, scams, and ransomware, just to name a few. Perhaps one of the most prevalent dangers of the present day is that of phishing emails. As the name suggests, phishing scams bait the target, hook them, and then […]


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Encryption – Do I Really Need It?


So what is encryption? Almost everyone is familiar with the basics of codes and cyphers used to transmit secret messages.  Most would be familiar with the basic substitution cypher, where one letter or number is used to represent another. Sending a secret message requires that the sender encode or encrypt the message and that the […]


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Back-ups. Are you protected enough?


You’re probably well aware of the need for regular backing up of all your IT. Back-ups are your fail-safe. If everything that can possibly go wrong does, effective back-ups give you the best chance of being able to get up and running again swiftly. They just make sense. So why do so many companies ignore […]


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Telstra, Vodafone follow Optus by offering unlimited data smartphone plans


Telstra and Vodafone will both start selling smartphone plans with unlimited data for the first time, following from rival Optus’ similar offer that ended last month. Telstra’s mobile plan costs $69 per month on a 12-month plan and includes unlimited data with uncapped download speeds for the first 40GB. After that, users can still use […]


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Facebook “made mistakes”: Mark Zuckerberg speaks out on massive data breach


  Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his company made mistakes in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information. The world’s largest social media network is facing growing government scrutiny in Europe and the United States about a whistleblower’s allegations […]


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