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ALERT: TikTok Content Trojan (V. Distressing)

September 9 Leave a comment

Some time in recent weeks a tragic event unfolded in one place that happens in many private locations around the world. A young person took their own life in violent and tragic way. Aside from the incredible grief and devastating hole that this leaves behind in so many peoples lives, there was a nasty side story … the event was live streamed.

This content has now been downloaded by some people who are sharing it across other social media platforms. To make it even more outrageous, the motivated person is embedding this horrific content in a video that has bookended cute kittens and puppies. The event havs also been widely reported on in the press (ABC News is a free news service)

The social media companies like TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, Google, Twitter and others are all racing to remove all instances of this, however this will take time. Until then, it is our strong recommendation that you disable social media on your children’s devices, or at the very least reduce it and have the time supervised for the next week or so.

You should also have a conversation about distressing content and how to react to it:

  • Talk to a trusted adult (teacher, parent, counsellor)
  • Report the content (in the platform, report the link to law enforcement)

And please always remember – if you or someone is distressed, then please call any of these services (Australia):

Stay up to date


The #1 tip to keep your computers at home safe from attack is to keep your computer operating system up to date.

There are numerous attacks daily on design weaknesses in computers and it is a constant challenge for hackers to find them, and companies to correct them.

Here are some links for you and your operating system.

Warnings about holidays and “check-ins”

April 5 2 comments

GeoTag Danger

Risks of geo-tagging

Did you know that your smart phone could unknowingly be putting you in danger? A number of applications and social networking sites “Geotag” your location when you post or take pictures. Your privacy settings might also allow others to tag you at these locations!

This is a useful feature in certain circumstances. However, it does allow others to watch your every move. For example, Facebook allows you to do a simple “check in”. Read more…

Alert: FBI Takes control of scammers

April 2 Leave a comment

ScammerIn November 2011, the FBI intercepted and interrupted a network of Cybercriminals who created some software that controls how people connected to the internet. On July 9, the FBI will start turning off these rogue servers, and if you have been affected, you will be unable to access the internet. Read more…

SCAM Alert: PC Support World Windows Event viewer

March 20 7 comments

Scam alertHi everyone, this was just too important to ignore.

Last night we were targeted by a scammer… yup – dumb huh… WRONG people!

What was the scam? Read more…

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