Categories for Security

Paper has been superseded with higher security for ELN(e-Settlement)

8/6/2018
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Imagine you are in the biggest city you know, on the busiest street, outside the biggest bank which you notice is surrounded with cameras and not just armed, but heavily armed security guards and some restrained but excited & vicious looking dogs.The Bank doors open, a few moments later, from the secure confines of the building, out walks a petite and cheerful person pushing in front of them a wheelbarrow full of money, out on to the street. You immediately...

Cyber thieves are clever. They target lawyers because we direct transfers of money and they want to steal it.

25/5/2018
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DON’T FALL FOR IT!Be suspicious of email instructions.Cyber fraudsters will get in any way they can. Make sure it’s not through you.Five steps to protect yourself.Identify – Don’t accept email requests on face value. The email asking you to re-direct money might look genuine, but it could have been sent by a hacker.Verify – Call the sender personally to check authenticity. Use a number you know, not one suggested in the email. Ask for the account number, write it down, then compare...

Oh look here, a white rabbit!

20/12/2017
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Like a scene from a piece of famous literature, Landgate will be scoped, to see what the current government can scrape together to prop up their budget. Media statement here. Other States media articles include; http://theconversation.com/what-are-the-implications-of-privatising-land-title-offices-60099 https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2017/04/nsw-land-registry-everything-thats-wrong-privatisation/ https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/24/land-registry-faces-privatisation https://www.governmentnews.com.au/2017/03/26702/ Additional source; (20th December AICWA e-Bulletin)Landgate for Sale? Government scoping study to investigate Landgate options“The McGowan Government will start formally investigating the viability of commercialising some or all of the operations of Western Australia’s land information authority, Landgate.”As a result of the announcement...

Dial & verify, before you Transfer funds!

23/11/2017
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Another successful middle-man-scam in WA- this time on payment of Contract Deposit to Real Estate office…Would suggest clients ‘Call to verify (only on the known public listed office number -not the one presented in the email-could be altered) before they transfer funds’…“Another Settlement Agent Posted 1 hrAnother successful hacking! 🙁  My client received an email from the Real Estate Agent to transfer the deposit pursuant to the Contract of Sale. Shortly thereafter he received a follow-up email changing the account name and...

Phishing or Hoax email scams?

26/9/2017
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Phishing is an attempt to scam or deceive you into disclosing personal and financial information in an email or online. A hoax email may look like it was sent from a reputable organisation, and may ask you to disclose personal information via return email or by clicking a link. These emails often look genuine, copying a company’s branding and email layout, and using an address that’s very similar to the real company’s URL.Hoax emails may: Be unaddressed, or addressed generically...