Security

CSIRO's Data61 creates voice spoofing prevention measure

23 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The 'Void' solution detects differences in spectral characteristics between live and recorded human voices.


Critical security flaws found in millions of IoT devices

19 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Security company JSOF has uncovered critical security vulnerabilities present in hundreds of millions if not billions of IoT devices.


Australia facing sustained state-based cyber attack

19 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian government departments and industries are being targeted in a cyber attack that the Prime Minister warned appears to be linked to a state actor.


RTA calls for social media reform to stop disinformation

18 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

In light of a warning from the Foreign Minister, Responsible Technology Australia says social media should be regulated in the same manner as public health measures.


IBM drops face recognition products after BLM protests

12 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

IBM has pulled out of the facial recognition market following the BLM protests, while Amazon will ban police from using its face recognition tech for a year.


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.


Aussie corporate clouds under fire amid COVID-19 crisis

29 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

External attacks on Australian corporate cloud accounts have surged 630% as a result of the increasing reliance on cloud services during state lockdowns.


NAB using voice biometrics to verify customers

29 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NAB has signed on 120,000 customers to its VoiceID biometrics authentication service since its launch in November and aims to reach 250,000 by the end of the year.


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.


New malware can steal data from air-gapped systems

22 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ESET researchers have uncovered a new malware toolkit that appears to be designed to exfiltrate data from systems not connected to the internet.


Australia condemns state attacks on health infrastructure

22 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Ambassador for Cyber Affairs has condemned state-backed malicious actors that are seeking to disrupt hospital operations during the COVID-19 crisis.


Legislation passed to protect COVIDSafe app data

20 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Privacy Amendment Act 2020 will prescribe civil and criminal penalties for app misuse including a maximum gaol term of 5 years.


NZ GCSB condemns COVID-19 cyber attacks

14 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New Zealand's GCSB has condemned reported cyber attacks on foreign critical infrastructure during the COVID-19 crisis, but said NZ has not yet been a target.


Toll Group still recovering from ransomware attack

13 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Toll Group is still facing disruption to some IT systems after falling victim to its second major ransomware attack this year.


COVID-19 related malware and spam on the rise

13 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Trend Micro has uncovered a variety of malicious campaigns including email spam, BEC, malware, ransomware and malicious domains.


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