Security

More vigilance needed to improve cybersecurity: survey

13 December, 2019 | Supplied by: ESET Internet Security

Australians are forgoing cybersecurity because it's "inconvenient, they're not worried about the risks or don't know how to protect themselves online", ESET's survey has found.


Outdated firmware could be putting IP camera security at risk

10 December, 2019

Nearly four out of every 10 cameras are vulnerable to a cyber attack, according to research by Genetec.


Voice assistant systems vulnerable to lasers

09 December, 2019

A strategically pointed laser can be used to hijack voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, researchers have shown.


Data on 1.2 billion consumers exposed online

26 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A massive trove of around 4 billion customer records has been found online sitting on an unsecured server.


BlueKeep exploit found in the wild

05 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The security researcher who named the BlueKeep vulnerability has warned that honeypots set up to detect such attacks have been targeted by threat actors.


ATSE urges focus on cyber resilience

04 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has urged the government to focus on cyber resilience while developing its 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.


State-sponsored attackers take to mobile malware

28 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A new report from BlackBerry's Cylance found that several governments have been exploiting the mobile threat landscape for at least a decade.


Privacy complaints to OAIC grew 12% in FY19

24 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Privacy complaints to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner grew to 3306 during the last financial year.


Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware attack

16 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Logistics and e-commerce technology company Pitney Bowes is working to restore services after a ransomware attack took some of its systems out of commission.


Thoma Bravo bids $5.6bn for Sophos

15 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The board of UK-based security company Sophos will unanimously recommend a US$3.82bn takeover offer from US private equity company Thoma Bravo.


'FinalBlacklist' to help businesses hone cybersecurity

08 October, 2019 | Supplied by: CSIRO Data61

Researchers have released the "largest publicly available data set" of malicious activity to help businesses hone their cybersecurity capabilities.


Penten, Data61 to advance cyber decoy research

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Canberra-based Penten and the CSIRO's Data61 will collaborate to support research and development on cyber decoy and cyber trap capabilities.


ANU outlines "shockingly sophisticated" cyber attack

03 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ANU has published a forensic investigation into what VC Brian Schmidt has called a "shockingly sophisticated" targeted cyber attack on its systems.


Proofpoint uncovers malware delivery service for hire

30 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Proofpoint Inc.

Security company Proofpoint has provided details of a staged malware downloader they are calling WhiteShadow that exploits Office macros and SQL commands.


Australia 7th top phishing host country, RSA reports

23 September, 2019

Australia fronted just over 3% of the world's phishing attacks last quarter, putting it at number seven in the top phishing hosting countries, RSA said.


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