16 May 2013

Technology at Work

There would be a brave few who would argue that technology at work hasn’t changed the way we work. The technological transformation of the workplace is well into the next wave – remember how the fax machine was leading edge when it was first introduced? It evolved from using thermal paper with the magenta stripe when close to the end of the roll to radically using regular photocopy paper.

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15 May 2013

45 Million Dollar Hack

The 45 Million Dollar Hack

Charges have just been put to the alleged perpetrators of the 45 million dollar hack that took the world by surprise this February. The hackers netted 45 million dollars through a shockingly simple scheme that involved infiltrating computer systems that create debit cards and credit cards.

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09 May 2013

Hackers Attack Yahoo!

The recent attack on Yahoo! highlights a fact that Binary Limited has been trying to get all business owners to be aware of – all businesses, no matter how big or small, are vulnerable to hackers. If hackers attack Yahoo! they most can certainly attack your business. The headline “Hackers Attack Yahoo!” caused brand and perceived damage that easily equals any “real” damage.

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08 May 2013

Sustainable Workplaces

Continuing the theme of technology’s impact on our work environment (see our post on 20 years of Internet), we take a look at sustainable workplaces and how they can work for you. Many tenets of sustainable workplaces have their origins in the paperless office and this has gradually evolved to incorporate all aspects of sustainability.

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04 May 2013

20 years of Internet

The old saying is still true – the more things change, the more they stay the same. With 20 years of internet, technology has definitely changed, the end results are the same. Whereas in times past, conmen would spin you a sad tale to get you to write a cheque (yes a cheque, remember those?!) or hand over your hard earned cash.

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04 May 2013

Security Risks of working remotely

Security risks of working remotely is huge. Remote working is a rising trend and it is easy to see why given the benefits to both employees and employers. If you allow your employees to work from home there are a few important considerations to bear in mind regarding the security risks of working remotely.

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27 Apr 2013

LivingSocial has been hacked

LivingSocial has been hacked – the lesson here is that large organisations are not immune to hackers and cyber attacks. Binary Limited understands that Living Social (a popular daily deals site part owned by Amazon) has a database of 70 million users and it appears that 50 million customers’ personal data was compromised during the attack including the theft of names, email addresses, birth dates and encrypted password information.

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25 Apr 2013

Can my company be hacked?

I’ve had a few clients ask me me this week what level of security we recommend and more specifically, “can my company be hacked?”. My answer is quite simple – you want to install the best system that your budget allows for because this is not an area that you can afford to scrimp on.

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16 Apr 2013

Cyber Terrorism Threat To New Zealand

Today’s media conference with John Key highlighted an extreme threat to New Zealand and New Zealanders – cyber terrorism and espionage. However, for every day Kiwis the threat is less abstract and more insidious than terrorist organisations attempting to obtain information about purported weapons of mass destruction.

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