Security

Google contractors can listen to your conversations

15 July, 2019

Google has confirmed contractors listen to and transcribe snippets of audio recorded by Google Assistant after a reviewer leaked over 1000 recordings. 


Digital ID platforms to be used by 5bn people by 2024

12 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Juniper Research has predicted that the number of people using government-issued digital identity credentials will swell to 5bn by 2024.


Marriott facing $178m GDPR fine

11 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's ICO is proposing to fine hotel chain Marriott International $178m over a massive data breach that went undetected for more than four years.


Data theft a top security concern for Australians: study

11 July, 2019

The study, which was done as part of a larger body of work, looked at the public's security concerns and how they've changed over time.


Phone businesses' identities stolen for Facebook scams

10 July, 2019

The Western Australian Government has issued a warning after four Perth mobile phone businesses had their identities stolen and used in Facebook scams.


British Airways facing $330m GDPR fine

09 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK Information Commissioner's Office has proposed to issue British Airways a nearly $330m fine, in what would be the largest GDPR penalty imposed to date.


ACSC urges network owners to sign up for AISI

04 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Following reports of preventable incidents, the Australian Cyber Security Centre is urging network operators to sign up to the free Australian Internet Security Initiative.


Huawei devices pose a high security risk: report

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An analysis of Huawei firmware claims to have found potential backdoors in more than half of the vendor's devices.


CSIRO's Data61 develops digital 'vaccine'

21 June, 2019

CSIRO's Data61 researchers have figured out a way to essentially 'vaccinate' AI and machine learning algorithms against adversarial attacks.


Almost $110,000 lost to NBN scams each month

19 June, 2019

Scammers pretending to be NBN Co are costing consumers more than $110,000 a month on average in 2019, the Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission warns.


ACU discloses data breach

18 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Catholic University has revealed that some staff email accounts and university systems were compromised in a phishing attack-based data breach.


Australia is 8th top target for credential attacks

14 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the eighth most targeted country in the world for credential stuffing attacks from November 2017 to March 2019, research shows.


NSW unis facing significant cyber risks

12 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An audit of 10 NSW universities identified a number of IT internal control deficiencies that are leaving the institutions at risk of cyber attack.


China suspected in ANU data breach

07 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Intelligence officials reportedly consider China to be the key suspect in the ANU data breach, but a security expert has warned against premature attribution.


Cybercrime may be underreported, new study shows

05 June, 2019

Half of survey respondents believe most enterprises underreport cybercrime, even when it's legally required, according to a new study.


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