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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.


Citrix releases first fixes for ADC bug

22 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Citrix has released the first fixes for the vulnerability in its application delivery controller software, highlighed by the ACSC earlier this month.


ACSC outlines Office macro security measures

17 January, 2020 by Jonathan Nally

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has released updated information outlining steps that can be taken to protect against malicious Microsoft Office macros.


Unpatched Citrix bug being exploited

17 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals are now actively exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Cisco software that could affect thousands of Australian organisations.


Microsoft patches serious PKI vulnerability

15 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has patched a PKI spoofing vulnerability considered so severe that the US NSA took the unprecedented step of reporting it to the company.


TikTok's privacy impact analysed

13 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Chinese social media app TikTok demands a potentially concerning level of device control, but there's no evidence this control is being abused according to Proofpoint.


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.


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