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Biometric passwords popular among frustrated digital users

17 November, 2017

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


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.


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.


Aussie SMEs complacent to cyber risk

07 September, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian SMEs are overconfident in their protection against cyber attacks and underprepared to respond to a breach, according to MYOB research.


Aussie workers not following security policies

30 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian employees at all levels are ignoring IT policies such as restrictions on using personal devices and software for work, according to Nitro.


ANZ Bank uses voice biometrics for mobile security

03 April, 2017

Voice biometrics will be introduced by the ANZ Bank to help improve security on mobile devices.


Digital disruption challenges ACCC

17 March, 2017

Challenges faced by the ACCC include fast-moving technologies and anticompetitive responses to those technologies, according to the chairman.


Zero-day software vulnerabilities revealed

15 March, 2017

A new study by RAND Corporation has uncovered zero-day software vulnerabilities and gives insight into what organisations should do when they discover them.


Digital currency protected by new industry code

01 December, 2016

The first Australian Digital Currency Industry Code of Conduct has been launched by the Australian Digital Currency and Commerce Association (ADCCA).


Employee behaviour putting company data at risk

21 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than half of Australian respondents to a Gemalto survey use personal devices to access work emails, and almost as many have installed apps on work devices without the knowledge of IT.


All recently reported IoT vulnerabilities avoidable, says OTA

14 September, 2016

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has found that privacy and vulnerability issues could have been avoided if device manufacturers had implemented the correct security and privacy principles.


Operating system vulnerabilities remain high

12 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Four of Microsoft's operating systems were responsible for 518 of the 2686 recorded vulnerabilities among the 20 most vulnerable software products in May–July, Flexera Software says.


HP Sure View integrated privacy screen

30 August, 2016

The HP Sure View integrated privacy screen helps protect PCs against visual hacking.


Sports apps raise staff security risks

23 June, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Analysis from Flexera shows that many of the most popular EURO 2016 mobile apps could pose significant security risks for enterprises when installed on company-issued or BYOD mobile devices.


Mobile opens businesses to new risks

21 June, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A survey conducted by Zscaler at last month's AusCERT shows that more than 70% of organisations have at least a quarter of their employees accessing enterprise applications from mobile devices.


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