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2103, 2019

What is SMiShing and how can you protect yourself against it?

March 21st, 2019|Categories: News|

As the world evolves to become more digital, so do scammers. While many diligent citizens are aware of phishing or email scams, few have heard of SMiShing. SMiShing is an adapted form of phishing, wherein scammers utilise SMS messages to achieve their goals. Just like phishing, scammers will imitate large and trusted corporations to obtain personal information from customers. Criminals prefer SMiShing as users tend to trust text messages more [...]

103, 2019

Introducing the New TLM Website!

March 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

Since being acquired in 2018, The Laptop Man has been in a state of transformation. We have been working hard over the past few months to showcase the new vision and values of The Laptop Man. We are focused on delivering a high quality service and a great customer experience. Above all, we believe that our streamlined processes and procedures have positioned us as the leading residential repair service in [...]

1102, 2019

Google Launches New Chrome Extension to Alert Users of Hacked Passwords

February 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Large scale hacks of people's passwords and credentials are becoming increasingly common - just a few weeks back, a database of more than 773 million email addresses and passwords was leaked online, and made available to potentially ill-intentioned groups. And every time this occurs, it puts your accounts at risk, which, given the rising influence of digital platforms on our day-to-day lives, also has ever more potential to cause major disruption. And [...]

602, 2019

Marathon seven hour scam call results in thousands lost

February 6th, 2019|Categories: News|

A North Mackay man has endured a seven hour scam call from 9.30am through to 4.30pm on Monday February 4 – resulting in bank accounts being almost totally emptied. The scam caller claimed to be from the Australian Taxation Office and told the man that he owed thousands of dollars in back-payments from 2008 through to 2013. He further threatened the victim that if he did not pay the outstanding [...]

901, 2019

Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

January 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

If I were in charge of Microsoft, besides fully embracing Linux for the desktop, I’d give up on trying to challenge Google’s Chromebooks with lightweight versions of Windows. It hasn’t worked before, and it won’t work now. But I’m not in charge of Windows. Indeed, since Terry Myerson was shown the door in March 2018, no one in Microsoft’s mahogany row has represented Windows. That lack of top leadership may [...]

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