Life & Technology – 2GB 09th May, 2020

On the show we invited Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, to discuss how they are stopping ATO scam calls. In 2019, there were over 107,00 reports of scams that Australians are getting connecting to the ATO. Australia’s telcos joined together with the ATO and Australia Communications and Media Authority are working hand in hand to put a stop to this. Listen to the interview podcast here

Always be vigilant and when in doubt, better to call the ATO office to clarify.

We also invited Matt Williams, Managing Director, Marketing, Products and Revenue from Optus, on to the show. Matt discussed the recent research Optus ran on Aussie parents’ concerns about their children’s internet safety. Visit the Optus website here for more information.

” Research from Optus today reveals that in this digital age, 83% of Australian parents are interested about learning how they can best protect their child’s internet safety and security with almost half of Australian parents (45%) not having existing measures in place to protect their children online.   “

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We are back online!

The last seven days this website and others published by CBN Media have been off-line.

The issue was noticed by our team on Thursday last week and at the time we lodged technical support query with our managed server provider GoDaddy. Over the last seven days we have been in daily contact with GoDaddy as to the planned reactivation of our service. Each day we were told our issue was being ‘looked at’, ‘worked on’ or ‘escalated’. Unfortunately, during this period our websites remained off-line.

As of this morning, we have noticed the websites are once again active and all service disruptions have ceased. We are yet to hear from GoDaddy as to the cause of the issue. We have noticed that domestic and international media reporting a major security breach of the GoDaddy account service. This breach was reported by GoDaddy to authorities late last month. We don’t know whether our managed server incident and this wider GoDaddy incident are related, and regardless the breach to the GoDaddy account service occurred in October 2019.

As such, we don’t see any issues relating to any data residing on our managed server at this time.

That is the update and we are pleased that we can now get back to publishing great content once again.

Life & Technology – 2GB 2nd May, 2020

On the show we invited Tim Falinski, APAC Senior Director from Trend Micro and shared smart home threats data, what are the common types of threats and how to secure your homes from it. Trend Micro has a selection of products for your every home network security needs. Check out their products here.

We also had Mitchell Whitaker,Director of Harvey Norman Newcastle, Mitch shared some great tech deals perfect for Mothers.

Mitch talked us through 5 different options –
– Mobile phones $279 to $500
– Head phones
– Chromecast and Apple TVs
– Smart Watches and Fit Bits
– Coffee Machines and Robot Vacums

Browse through Harvey Norman’s Mother’s Day Catalog and start shopping NOW!

5 Phones Under $200 That Run COVIDsafe App – check out 5 smart phone handsets that wont break the bank Right Here

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