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:
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 120,652, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, but the least populous of all Australia's capital cities. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre.
Over time Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities. Its proximity to Asia makes it an important Australian gateway to countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. The Stuart Highway begins in Darwin, ending at Port Augusta in South Australia.
The city itself is built on a low bluff overlooking the harbour. Its suburbs spread out over some area, beginning at Lee Point in the north and stretching to Berrimah in the east – past Berrimah, the Stuart Highway goes on to Darwin's satellite city, Palmerston, and its suburbs.
The region, like the rest of the Top End, has a tropical climate, with a wet season and a dry season. It receives heavy rainfall during the Wet, and is well-known for its spectacular lightning.
The original inhabitants of the greater Darwin area are the Larrakia people. On 9 September 1839, HMS Beagle sailed into Darwin harbour during its surveying of the area. John Clements Wickham named the region "Port Darwin" in honour of a former shipmate and famed scientist Charles Darwin.
Having been almost entirely rebuilt twice, once due to Japanese air raids during World War II and again after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974, the city is one of Australia's most modern capitals.