Security

All devices vulnerable to major Wi-Fi flaw

18 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A newly discovered flaw in the WPA2 encryption protocol used in all modern protected Wi-Fi networks could leave every connected device vulnerable to attack.


Market for ransomware on dark web growing strongly

13 October, 2017 by

The creation of ransomware on the dark web is increasing, according to new research.


'Alf' stole 30 GB of sensitive military data

13 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A hacker codenamed Alf, after a Home and Away character, has exfiltrated 30 GB of data on Australia's Joint Strike Fighter and other military vehicle programs.


Cyber threat must be brought to light, govt urges

11 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

With cyber threats in Australia becoming more common and sophisticated, the government has urged victims to report attacks to help with efforts to counter the threat.


1 in 9 email users encountered malware in 1H17

10 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Email is still the most common malware propagation method, and spam volumes are starting to rise again after years of slow but steady decline, a new report indicates.


Hackers used Kaspersky AV to steal NSA secrets: report

09 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Russian hackers stole information on NSA cyber weapons from a contractor running Kaspersky antivirus software, a new report alleges.


Cybercrime tackled by CDU and NT Govt

06 October, 2017 by

The Northern Territory Government is working with Charles Darwin University to minimise cybersecurity threats.


All 3bn Yahoo users affected by 2013 breach

06 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Yahoo has revealed that a previously disclosed 2013 data breach was the worst of all time, with all 3 billion of its users at the time impacted.


Canberra announces Cyber Engagement Strategy

05 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government, with the help of private sector partners, will seek to improve its international cyber engagement to help shut down overseas cybercrime havens.


Cybercrooks focusing more on credential theft

05 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals are increasingly turning their attentions to credential theft, and nearly half of all malware is new or zero day, new research from WatchGuard indicates.


Taking care of security should be simple

29 September, 2017 by Craig Lawson, Research Vice President, Gartner

By doing the simple things in security well, doing the hard things will become easier, says Gartner's Craig Lawson.


1.4m new phishing sites created per month

22 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An average of nearly 1.4 million new phishing sites are created worldwide each month, or 46,000 per day, research from Webroot indicates.


NSW works with BT on cybersecurity

19 September, 2017 by

A global cybersecurity facility in North Sydney that will see the creation of more than 170 jobs over the next five years has been secured by the NSW Government.


Kaspersky Lab rejects claims of Russian influence

15 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Kaspersky Lab has refuted the reasoning behind the recent order from the US Department of Homeland Security for agencies to stop using the company's antivirus products.


Cybersecurity presentations hosted in NT

14 September, 2017 by

The NT Government is offering security advice to help companies better protect themselves from cyber attacks.


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