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DTA updates COVIDSafe to improve user privacy

16 September, 2020

The Digital Transformation Agency has updated the COVIDSafe app to improve user privacy and provide real-time statistics about COVID-19 cases.


Time for a privacy reckoning on blockchain

11 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers from UniSA and Charles Sturt University have urged the industry to explore alternatives to blockchain that maintain privacy.


CyberCX acquires Insomnia Security

08 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's CyberCX has acquired New Zealand cybersecurity specialist Insomnia Security as part of its expansion into the market.


China-backed APT group used COVID to target west

07 September, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Proofpoint researchers say a China-backed APT group associated with attacks on Tibetans changed focus in March to target Western economies reeling from COVID-19.


ICS systems vulnerable to remote exploitation

24 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than 70% of the vulnerabilities in the industrial control systems used by critical infrastructure operators can be exploited remotely, research suggests.


Claroty uncovers VPN product vulnerabilities

03 August, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Claroty said it has found and reported critical vulnerabilities in three popular VPN products used in industry to provide secure access to IoT devices.


Australia Post, eftpos to pilot digital identity and payments

23 July, 2020 by Αmy Sarcevic

The solution will help mitigate fraud by securely verifying the identity of consumers when making payments online.


Critical flaw found in SAP software

16 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A critical vulnerability found in a core component of most SAP deployments has been given the highest possible score on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System.


Government releases sixth update for COVIDSafe app

23 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The latest release has improved functionality and can be accessed by the Australian external territories.


Malicious mobile apps doubled in last 12 months

04 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

There were 29,000 malicious mobile apps detected in 2020 Q1, up from 14,500 in the same quarter in 2019 according to Upstream.


DTA releases latest COVIDSafe update

28 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has incorporated new security and accessibility enhancements into the latest version of its COVIDSafe contact tracing app.


DTA publishes COVIDSafe source code

11 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The DTA has released the source code behind the COVIDSafe contact tracing app on a GitHub repository for public review.


More industry groups back COVID-19 tracing app

04 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The National Committee of data management peak body DAMA Australia and ICT advocacy group The Pearcey Foundation have both endorsed the COVID-19 tracing app.


Microsoft Teams susceptible to malicious GIF, says CyberArk Labs

29 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The subdomain takeover vulnerability could cause widespread financial damage or data leakage.


EFA calls for tracing app scrutiny

20 April, 2020

Electronic Frontiers Australia wants the federal government to start talking to technologists, rights advocates and the public about its COVID-19 tracing app.


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