Security

Cybercriminals to ramp up use of known flaws

07 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The 2017 threat landscape was dominated by major attacks exploiting known but unpatched vulnerabilities, and Trend Micro expects cybercriminals to step up this trend in 2018.


Cybersecurity skills shortage to be rectified

06 December, 2017 by

A shortage in national cybersecurity skills has led the Victorian Government to push for a national training model.


Impersonation attempts by cybercriminals on the rise

06 December, 2017 by

There has been a sharp increase in the number of malwareless impersonation attacks, according to a new report from Mimecast.


Dtex Systems boosts cybersecurity in Australia

05 December, 2017 by

Start-up company Dtex Systems has just opened its regional headquarters in Canberra.


Apple red-faced after major macOS bug found

30 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple has patched a major security vulnerability that allowed root access to Macs running the latest High Sierra operating system without the need to enter a password.


Millions of PCs at risk from Intel firmware flaw

27 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intel has discovered vulnerabilities in the firmware of a range of processors that could potentially allow attackers to remotely execute code or gain access to sensitive information.


Small business flags cybercrime concerns in survey

22 November, 2017 by

Most small businesses rate cybercrime as their third biggest risk, according to a national survey.


2018 to be another 'brutal' year for cyber threats

21 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes has forecast a rise in cryptojacking, PowerShell-based attacks and the use of worms to launch malware in the coming year.


Biometric passwords popular among frustrated digital users

17 November, 2017 by

The vast majority of people use the same password across multiple accounts, a new survey has found.


No proof Kaspersky tools used to breach US fed systems

16 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A US Department of Homeland Security Official told a house committee it currently has no credible evidence that Kaspersky Lab antivirus software has been exploited to hack into US Government systems.


Apple's Face ID defeated, claims team

15 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A $200 face mask made in just five days is capable of defeating Apple's Face ID recognition system, a Vietnamese security company claims.


Israel's CyberGym opens global HQ in Melbourne

13 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybersecurity training company CyberGym has launched its new global headquarters and cybersecurity training arena in Melbourne.


A/NZ sitting on IoT security time bomb

13 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Close to two-thirds of business and IT leaders are anxious about IoT security risks, but only 31% say their organisation plans to increase their IoT security budget.


Australia heavily targeted by drive-by mining

09 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the most heavily targeted nation among eight major Asia–Pacific markets by 'drive-by' cryptocurrency mining attacks.


Cyber cooperation between DFAT and Sense of Security

08 November, 2017 by

Sense of Security and DFAT are working together to enhance cybersecurity in the Indo–Pacific region.


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