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Fileless malware surging worldwide

03 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Trend Micro's Midyear Security Roundup for the first half of the year identifies trends including the growing use of fileless malware designed to avoid detection.

Facebook to pay record US$5bn data privacy penalty

25 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Facebook will pay a record US$5bn fine to settle data privacy violation charges from the US Department of Justice and Fair Trade Commission.

Trusted websites not so trustworthy: Data61

15 May, 2019

Internet users could be inadvertently loading malicious content from 'trusted websites', according to new research from CSIRO's Data61.

Nigeria is top source of cloud application attacks

15 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud application attacks grew by 65% between September 2018 and February 2019, with Nigeria and China the source of the majority of these attacks.

Optic Security Group to provide trans-Tasman coverage

04 December, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Six physical IT and information security companies from Australia and New Zealand have merged into the new Optic Security Group.

NSW launches cybersecurity innovation node

03 December, 2018

NSW will receive a cybersecurity innovation node to help accelerate the growth of this industry.

My Health Record opt-out extension welcomed

16 November, 2018

The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended, a move which has been welcomed by privacy advocates.

Australian blockchain leaders showcase at Consensus

17 May, 2018

In collaboration with Data61, the Australian Digital Commerce Association and the NSW Government, Austrade led the delegation to Consensus 2018.

Google closing privacy flaw in Android

10 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google is in the process of addressing a long-standing privacy flaw that allows apps to covertly monitor for the presence of other apps and their connection activity.

Popular apps violate children's privacy

26 April, 2018

An international group of researchers analysed 5855 apps for children, finding that 57% may be violating the US Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

86% of software vulnerabilities patched on day 1

04 April, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

While the number of documented software vulnerabilities grew last year to nearly 20,000, 86% of these had patches available within 24 hours of public disclosure.

Pronto and Forticode partner up on smartphone authentication

27 February, 2018

Pronto Software has partnered with and invested in Forticode to provide highly secure smartphone-based authentication for Australian businesses.

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.

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