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Failing to update Java ranks as top cause of security breaches in Australia

Brian Karlovsky | Feb. 3, 2015
Cybercrime is costing Australian economy more than $1.65 billion a year, with old versions of Java software ranking as the number one cause of security breaches in A/NZ.

However, simple precautionary measures such as not sharing portable devices between computers and running regular anti-virus software scans can help mitigate these risks. Further, one of the most important ways to protect your privacy online is to ensure all mobile and PC devices are fitted with adequate and up-to-date security software. As well as old techniques of sending malicious software via email through phishing links and attachments, hackers are now embedding malicious vectors through camouflaged links into users' social media news feeds.

 

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