Security

Microsoft said to withdraw Meltdown fix

15 January, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has reportedly withdrawn patches for Meltdown and Spectre kernel memory vulnerabilities due to incompatibilities with AV products, while Intel has advised some customers not to apply its fixes.


Small businesses receive cybersecurity assistance

11 January, 2018 by

A cybersecurity guide has been developed for small businesses, in order to help them better understand how to prevent cyber attacks.


Illegal activity flourishing through bitcoin use

20 December, 2017 by

The use of bitcoin is largely associated with illegal activity, according to new research.


EU consumers plan to use GDPR powers

14 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than 4 in 5 EU consumers plan to use the powers over control of their personal data granted to them by the GDPR, which could prove challenging for Australian companies operating in the region.


World's largest hacked credential database leaked

14 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A 41 GB database containing 1.4 billion stolen usernames and passwords — compiled from over 250 high-profile data breaches — has been leaked online.


Symantec CEO to speak at CeBIT Australia

13 December, 2017 by

The opening cybersecurity keynote speaker at CeBIT Australia will be Symantec CEO Greg Clark.


Cybercriminals to ramp up use of known flaws

07 December, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The 2017 threat landscape was dominated by major attacks exploiting known but unpatched vulnerabilities, and Trend Micro expects cybercriminals to step up this trend in 2018.


Impersonation attempts by cybercriminals on the rise

06 December, 2017 by

There has been a sharp increase in the number of malwareless impersonation attacks, according to a new report from Mimecast.


Cybersecurity skills shortage to be rectified

06 December, 2017 by

A shortage in national cybersecurity skills has led the Victorian Government to push for a national training model.


Dtex Systems boosts cybersecurity in Australia

05 December, 2017 by

Start-up company Dtex Systems has just opened its regional headquarters in Canberra.


Apple red-faced after major macOS bug found

30 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple has patched a major security vulnerability that allowed root access to Macs running the latest High Sierra operating system without the need to enter a password.


Millions of PCs at risk from Intel firmware flaw

27 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intel has discovered vulnerabilities in the firmware of a range of processors that could potentially allow attackers to remotely execute code or gain access to sensitive information.


Small business flags cybercrime concerns in survey

22 November, 2017 by

Most small businesses rate cybercrime as their third biggest risk, according to a national survey.


2018 to be another 'brutal' year for cyber threats

21 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes has forecast a rise in cryptojacking, PowerShell-based attacks and the use of worms to launch malware in the coming year.


Biometric passwords popular among frustrated digital users

17 November, 2017 by

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


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