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Security Tips for Social Media

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on simple yet effective strategies that both organisations and individuals can implement to secure their use of social media services. .

Detecting Socially Engineered Messages

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication provides guidance on identifying socially engineered messages delivered by services such as email, SMS, instant messaging or other direct messaging services offered by social media applications. Detecting Socially Engineered Messages (April 2019) First published 2012; Latest version April 2019.

Mitigating Spoofed Emails Using Sender Policy Framework

Apr 30, 2019 - This publication discusses what Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is and how it can be deployed to protect against spoofed emails used as part of targeted social engineering campaigns against organisations. Mitigating Spoofed Emails Using Sender Policy Framework (April 2019) First published December 2012; Latest version April 2019 .
WhatsApp gold hoax

"Whatsapp Gold" is a hoax

Jan 9, 2019 - The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware that messages are circulating on Whatsapp that attempt to lure people into using a ‘gold’ version of the app. The scam urges victims to sign up for an ‘upgrade’. After clicking on the link you would be redirected to a fake page and your phone would become infected with malware. Remember, any updates to WhatsApp usually happen automatically through the app. If you…

Facebook warns 6.8 million users about photo bug

Dec 14, 2018 - Up to 6.8 million people who uploaded their photos to Facebook may have shared more than they intended to because of an application program interface (API) bug. 'Currently, we believe this may have affected up to 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers,' Facebook said in a statement. Facebook said the bug gave third-party app developers too much access to people's uploaded photos between 13-25…

What's up with WhatsApp?

Oct 24, 2018 - Popular messaging app WhatsApp has more than a billion users, including 6 million Australians, which makes it a popular hunting ground for cyber criminals and misinformation merchants alike. As a result, the company, which is owned by social media platform Facebook, is testing new limits on the number of people to whom private WhatsApp messages can be forwarded in Brazil, after recent political controversy there about…

A wave of fake social media accounts

Sep 7, 2018 - We use social media daily as an active communication tool, connecting us with millions of users around the globe. Social media has become increasingly popular and accessible which has created a new domain for businesses, government agencies and industry bodies to actively engage with their customer-base. . Not all smooth sailing Recently, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) discovered…

How do I stay safe on social media?

Jul 1, 2018 - We're so used to sharing our personal information online that we don't really think about where it's going. This window into your life not only lets your friends and family know what you're up to, it also gives cybercriminals information to steal your identity or hack into your online accounts. Be proactive in managing your privacy by checking the privacy and security settings on your online accounts and apps. Read more…