Individuals

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

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Common Threats

Denial-of-service

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks aim to restrict or impair access to a computer system or network. They typically target

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News

Email-related attacks cost New Zealanders close to one million dollars

CERT NZ’s latest quarterly report shows cyber attacks circulated by email posed the greatest threat to New Zealanders’ c

25 November 2020

Guide

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

Alert

Serious vulnerability in popular forum software - vBulletin

26 September 2019

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News

What is a CERT, anyway?

This week marks the anniversary of the Morris Worm, the first well-known internet ‘worm’. To mark the occasion, we’re ta

6 November 2020

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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Common Threats

Online identity theft

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

Alert

Serious issue with older Microsoft Windows systems

5 November 2019

Guide

Use two-factor authentication to protect your accounts

When you log in to your accounts online, you mostly use a simple 'username and password' combination to do so. Adding tw

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News

Businesses encouraged to trade smart online to avoid a nightmare before Christmas

Shoring up ecommerce website security can help businesses and their customers avoid a cyber nightmare before Christmas s

11 November 2020

Alert

Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

18 March 2019

Guide

Keep your data safe with a password manager

Using a password manager is an easy way to protect yourself online — and you’ll only need to remember one password for a

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Common Threats

Online child abuse

This is any kind of abuse of a child that happens on the internet.

Alert

Google Chrome web browser security issue

7 March 2019

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News

Stay alert to email and online shopping scams this holiday season

Christmas and the summer holidays are just around the corner, but unfortunately not everyone sees it as the season of go

6 November 2020

Alert

Bomb threat emails affecting New Zealanders

14 December 2018