We all understand the critical importance of maintaining an online presence. The image above displays a live uptime report relating to sites hosted by Digital Tsunami. On private clouds and dedicated web servers in the USA, China, Hong Kong and Australia, Digital Tsunami has been hosting websites since, well .. last century! Over the last quarter, uptime has been 99.988% …Read More…

In the space of a month, yet another security vulnerability has been identified and announced. Known as the ‘SSLv3 protocol vulnerability and POODLE Attack’, (aka “POODLEbleed”, referencing the the recent Heartbleed vulnerability), the SSL Man In The Middle (MITM) Information Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) affects version 3.0 of SSL, which was introduced in 1996, and has since been …Read More…

Shellshock is a serious security vulnerability in Bourne-Again SHell (BASH) on Linux. Known as the “Bash Bug” or “ShellShock”, the GNU Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) could allow an attacker to gain control over a targeted computer if exploited successfully. First disclosed on 24 September 2014, the vulnerability potentially affects most versions of Linux …Read More…

Australian listed company XTEK Limited (ASX:XTE) is Australia’s homeland security specialist, providing high-quality protective security, tactical and forensics solutions to the government, law enforcement, military and commercial sectors. XTEK provides Document Examination systems to all Australian and New Zealand police forces. The company also provides these systems for passport and visa examination for most Australian …Read More…

Detecting attempted access via repeated password attempts is easy. So should be the next step. Collating the IP addresses of offenders from each of our hosted sites, Digital Tsunami adds these to the firewall blacklist of our private clouds, to prevent future access by that IP to ANY of our hosted sites. While we recognise that hackers and …Read More…

The screenshot above displays a segment of a dynamic statistics report relating to a client hosted one of Digital Tsunami’s private clouds. It shows that there has been NO downtime for over 37 days, and 99.703% uptime over the last year. Over the last quarter, uptime has been 99.988% This is the uptime monitoring which we run for all our hosted client …Read More…

If you are an Apple user with an iCloud account, you are advised to change your Apple ID immediately. A spate of  hijacking attacks have targeted iCloud logins. Both the NSW Police and the Australian government’s Stay Smart Online service have advised that all Apple users should change their Apple ID password. Users are also advised to set a passcode on their iPhones and …Read More…

Since it was introduced in March 2012, the lightweight triangular PayPal HereTM cardreader device has been a simple way to accept mobile credit and debit cards and PayPal via an iPhone. PayPal Here is a payment system which uses an app and a portable Bluetooth chip and PIN card reader to easily accept debit or credit card payments. Read about the original device PayPal Australia …Read More…

On Monday 7 April 2014, a widespread issue in a central component of Internet security was disclosed. Registered in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures system as CVE-2014-0160, the vulnerable code, called ‘Heartbleed’, had been adopted for widespread use upon the release of OpenSSL version 1.0.1 on March 14, 2012. The vulnerability, could allow attackers to …Read More…

Brands with the greatest volume of human interactions are rapidly adopting technology which accelerate transaction speed whilst retaining utmost safety and security. A perfect example of a high value, high volume and rapid transaction is the airline boarding pass. Millions of travellers board aircraft every single day. Ensuring faster and more accurate boarding converts to …Read More…