Victoria to restrict access to driver licence biometrics

18 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria will not allow the federal government and other states to access data it uploads to the National Driver Licence Facial Recognition Solution.

Facebook confirms millions of phone numbers leaked

09 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Facebook has confirmed reports that a public server containing hundreds of millions of user phone numbers has been discovered online.

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.

Australians concerned over digital health record security

02 September, 2019

Almost half of Australians are concerned over the security and privacy of their digital health records, according to a new report.

ASD publishes approved cryptographic products list

30 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ASD has published a list of the devices that have been evaluated under its ASD Cryptographic Evaluation and High Assurance evaluation programs.

Human error blamed for third of NDBs in Q2

28 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malicious attacks accounted for 62% of data breach notifications reported in the June quarter, with human error the cause of a further 34%.

INSLM launches review into encryption bill

22 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, has launched a review into the components of the contentious national encryption bill.

Akamai opens DDoS scrubbing centre in Melbourne

21 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

CDN and cloud service provider Akamai has opened a new DDoS attack traffic scrubbing centre in Melbourne to complement its existing facility in Sydney.

Victoria's PTV breached Privacy Act over myki: OVIC

16 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

OVIC has found Public Transport Victoria to be in breach of the state's Privacy Act by publicly releasing travel records for 15.2m myki cards.

Microsoft patches two new BlueKeep-like bugs

14 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft patched four critical RCE vulnerabilities in the remote desktop services component of Windows, including two with BlueKeep-like wormable capabilities.

Mimecast maps cyberthreat landscape

09 August, 2019

Mimecast dug through over 67 billion emails rejected as spam, opportunistic and targeted attacks and impersonation detections to map the cyberthreat landscape.

Cybercriminals set their sights on SMBs

08 August, 2019

Cyber attackers are turning their focus to SMBs as larger corporations tighten their security, according to cybersecurity firm CTRL Group.

US govt urged to "build the wall" of cybersecurity

05 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Association of IT Asset Management has urged the US government to act on a report finding pervasive cybersecurity failures across US federal agencies.

Updated kill chain model could help improve cybersecurity

02 August, 2019

Carbon Black's Cognitive Attack Loop model identifies three phases of cybercriminal behaviour and claims to help defenders better understand the root cause of attacks.

Trend Micro report exposes criminal uses of Twitter

01 August, 2019

Cybercriminals are abusing Twitter via tech support scams, command-and-control operations and data exfiltration, cybersecurity researchers have shown.

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