Security

Google discloses zero-day Windows flaw

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has disclosed a Windows flaw that could be used to steal private data, just days after Microsoft announced it is skipping the monthly release of Windows patches.


Is Trump using an unsecured smartphone?

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two US senators have written to the Department of Defense raising concerns over reports that President Donald Trump may still be using his personal unsecured smartphone.


Breaches becoming more complex and damaging

15 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The human element remains a key target for cybercriminals seeking to extract sensitive data, according to the findings of a recent report from Verizon.


Hackers on the rise despite enterprise security measures

15 February, 2017 by

Security breaches have affected at least two-thirds of organisations in the past two years, according to new research.


Firms value hands-on security skills over education

14 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Organisations worldwide continue to face a serious shortage of applicants for cybersecurity positions, and those candidates who do apply often lack the desired hands-on skills and certifications, according to ISACA.


Verizon opens advanced SOC in Canberra

07 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Verizon's new Asia-Pacific Threat and Analytics Centre in Canberra will provide real-time insight into cyber threats for both companies and government customers in the region.


AISA faces member revolt

06 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The board of AISA, the industry body for Australia's infosec sector, is resisting an attempt by a group of disgruntled members to vacate the entire board and hold a full re-election.


Privacy complaints grew 7.7% in FY16

02 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The OAIC has released statistics indicating renewed public interest in privacy issues and accessing government information via Freedom of Information requests.


Ransomware shuts guests out of hotel rooms

31 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In two high-profile incidents, attackers shut down an Austrian hotel's entire IT system and ransomware infected 70% of Washington DC police's public CCTV video recorders.


180,000 servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed

31 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Despite a fix being available for nearly two years, around 180,000 servers worldwide are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed SSL exploit, including several thousand in Australia.


Half of US adults don't trust govt with their data

30 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Around 50% of US adults have no or little confidence that the US government can protect their personal data and 70% anticipate major cyber attacks on the nation's infrastructure within the next five years.


Many Android VPN apps are not secure: CSIRO

27 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis by the CSIRO of 283 Android VPN apps on Google Play found that many contain malware, third-party tracking libraries and code that raises a host of other security and privacy concerns.


Android devices at risk of attack

25 January, 2017 by

Researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities to SMS-based attacks in Android phones.


Microsoft fends off appeal in foreign data case

25 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A US appeals court has declined to reconsider an earlier verdict holding that Microsoft does not need to provide US law enforcement agencies with access to emails stored on overseas servers.


Canberra establishes Critical Infrastructure Centre

23 January, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

The federal government has launched a Critical Infrastructure Centre to manage security risks to Australia's critical national infrastructure.


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