Worried about black hat hackers getting into your business? Are you aware that almost all electrical devices could be hacked if not correctly designed and developed?
Traditionally, most hackers targeted Windows operating systems, due to there mass market share and the fact they were naturally unsecure and vulnerable to malicious software. However in todays world security experts are seeing a increase in serious attacks on smart phone, tablets and websites.
Attacks on websites can come in many forms such as changing the content of the website (aka defacing). However such vulnerabilities can lead to more serious intrusion on business databases, which can contain user, bank and credit card information. Furthermore, they may gain access to the website server administration account, which may allow them to install a "worm", which will automatically try to get further into your network and all its electronic devices (e.g. computers, smart phones and tablets), for more information gathering and malicious use for personal and/or financial gain.
Penetration testing can come in many forms such as external penetration testing (i.e. from a remote location) or internal penetration testing (i.e. assuming a hacker has gained physical access to the electronic device). This testing involves finding the weak points in a business, which can be caused by poorly written software, network holes, or simply a staff member being tricked into given vital information (via "social engineering" techniques). For example: One of the most forgotten holes is humans! A hacker could simply leave a USB thumbdisk infected with a worm virus out the front of the building, which a employee may pick up and plug into there work computer, thinking they have a free USB thumbdisk.
Contact us today to discuss your security needs, such as an external audit.
The CTO of COLETEK (Luke Cole) was contracted to crack into a volunteers wireless router, for Channel Nine News:
Canberra is the capital city of Australia and with a population of over 332,000, is Australia's largest inland city. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory, 280 kilometres southwest of Sydney, and 650 kilometres north-east of Melbourne.
The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, the two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities as an entirely purpose-built, planned city.
Following an international contest for the city's design, a design by Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913.
The city's design was heavily influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title "bush capital". Although the growth and development of Canberra were hindered by the World Wars and the Great Depression, it emerged as a thriving city after World War II.
As the seat of the government of Australia, Canberra is the site of Parliament House, the High Court of Australia and numerous government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance. The federal government contributes the largest percentage of Gross State Product and is the largest single employer in Canberra (although it is no longer the employer of the majority of working Canberrans, as was once the case).
Before European settlement, the area in which Canberra would eventually be constructed was seasonally inhabited by the Ngunnawal and Walgalu tribes. The Ngarigo lived south-east of the Canberra area, the Gundungurra to the north, the Yuin on the coast and the Wiradjuri to the west. Archaeological evidence from the Canberra region suggests human habitation of the area for at least 21,000 years. The word "Canberra" is derived from the name of the local Ngabri people dialect, one of the Ngunnawal family groups, from the word Kanbarra meaning "meeting place" in the old Ngunnawal language. The Ngunnawal name was apparently used as a reference to corroborees held during the seasonal migration of the Ngunawal people to feast on the Bogong moths that pass through the region each spring.