Every day a new threat is manufactured, and every day an innovative counter to that threat is created. Our industry moves quickly, and those that can't or won't keep up are fast left behind in high-risk territory.
At Xiph Cyber, our commitment to protecting your privacy and the sovereignty of your data means we invest a lot of time and effort in maintaining up-to-the-minute awareness of the shifts in our industry. You'll find the latest news and our own blogs right here.
How to stop your phone from listening & tracking you
May 27, 2022
Have you ever been served ads for a product you mentioned in a recent conversation? Like the time you said you’d like to try yoga and were immediately bombarded with pages for yoga mats. Or perhaps you’ve discussed your need for a weekend away and then suddenly got suggestions for hotels and restaurants nearby? Is it a coincidence, or is your phone listening to you? Here’s the lowdown.
Open-source vs proprietary software: Which is better?
May 20, 2022
Whether your business is migrating to a new operating system, design software, or customer relationship management (CRM) platform, you may at some point be faced with choosing between an open-source or proprietary software infrastructure. Both come with benefits and disadvantages for businesses. We cover everything you need to know below.
What is a proxy server? Your complete guide
May 13, 2022
Proxy servers provide a valuable layer of protection to your computers and networks. They act as an intermediary between your servers and the internet to help anonymise your web traffic, control internet usage within your organisation, and increase your internet speed. ‘Proxies’ can be set up as web filters or firewalls (or both), to protect your business and network from cyber threats like malware and ransomware. Here’s everything you need to know about proxy servers.
8 easy tips on how to stay anonymous online
May 06, 2022
The internet and your privacy don’t co-exist. You can have one or the other, but never both. For example, did you know the websites you visit track all kinds of data about you? We’re not just talking about your geographic location, but everything you see, do, watch, and touch online, the device(s) you're using, and more. Plus, anytime you’re on the web, third parties and search engines are tracking your online activity and collecting your data and IP address to serve you targeted ads. If the ...
What is a firewall & do you need one?
Apr 29, 2022
How do you keep uninvited guests and hackers from browsing your network? Enter the humble – firewall. It’s been the first frontline defence in network security for decades and is still used today to gatekeep traffic to digital devices and systems. But, how does a firewall work? Do businesses and home users need one? What’s the best type of firewall? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is ransomware? How to protect your business
Mar 30, 2022
Ransomware attacks remain one of the most disruptive threats to businesses and private sector organisations. Hackers use this type of malware to encrypt data and sensitive files or to lock you out of your systems or devices until a ransom is paid. Here’s everything you need to know about ransomware and how to protect your business.
Your complete guide to password protection
Mar 27, 2022
Did you know that 78% of the most popular passwords in Australia can be cracked within seconds?
What’s a VPN & how does it work?
Mar 18, 2022
Privacy online is now more important than ever. If you don’t yet have a VPN, you could be at risk of data theft and exploitation by hackers and advertisers. What’s a VPN & how does it work? This guide explains it all.
Common types of malware & how to avoid them
Mar 11, 2022
Protecting your business from cyber attacks involves understanding all the types of malware that can derail your operations and how you can best prevent them.
Is your data security a government priority?
Dec 08, 2021
Now’s the time to push privacy protection towards the top of your shopping listThe federal government decision makers will be on hiatus soon as the work for 2021 is declared “all but done”. Which means that your (our) rights to privacy and the support we all so desperately need to keep the dogs of data theft from the door, may not be arriving this side of Christmas.