Individuals

Explore our content to find practical guidance on how to keep your information safe and secure online.

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FluBot malware infecting Android phones

4 October 2021

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Scams and fraud

Online scams are intended to manipulate or trick people into giving away their personal details, financial details, or m

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Security issue with Adobe Acrobat and Reader

12 May 2021

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Text message scam infecting Android phones with FluBot

FluBot malware is spreading via links in text messages relating to parcel deliveries.

1 October 2021

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Common Threats

Unauthorised access

The term 'unauthorised access' describes the act of directly — or indirectly — accessing information online without auth

Guide

Top 11 tips for cyber security

Cyber security attacks are becoming more and more common over time, so it’s important to know what you can do to protect

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Microsoft 365 phishing using fake voicemail messages

19 April 2021

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Kiwis urged to get the cyber security basics right

CERT NZ is urging everyone to make sure they’ve got basic cyber security safety measures in place.

31 August 2021

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How to create a good password

Creating strong passwords for your online accounts is one of the most effective ways you can protect personal informatio

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Facebook data leak publicly available

7 April 2021

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Spotlight on ransomware

CERT NZ Incident Response Manager Nadia Yousef provides an insight into ransomware and how organisations can protect the

16 July 2021

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Common Threats

Online identity theft

Online identity theft is when someone gets personal information from another person, and uses it for their own gain.

Guide

Backing up data and devices

Making a backup means making a copy of your data so you can quickly restore it if it’s lost, leaked or stolen. Here’s wh

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Critical vulnerabilities identified in Microsoft Windows

10 February 2021

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Businesses’ attitudes to cyber security shifting, but more work to be done

While businesses’ attitudes to cyber security are shifting, 3 in 5 small businesses believe they should be doing more to

29 June 2021

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Malware

'Malware' refers to any kind of malicious software designed to damage or harm a computer system.