Security

COVIDSafe app is secure and compliant, says Privacy Commissioner

28 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Important safeguards are in place to ensure the app protects our data, says Angelene Faulk.


AIIA endorses government's COVID-19 tracing app

28 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has strongly endorsed the use of the federal government's COVID-19 tracing app after vetting the technology used to maintain user privacy.


Attackers dwelling in compromised networks for months

22 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The majority of security pro respondents to a survey from Attivo Networks said attackers are dwelling inside their compromised networks for at least 100 days.


COVID-19 cyber scams mount against Australians

22 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned of new scams, frauds and phishing campaigns, all with a COVID-19 theme.


EFA calls for tracing app scrutiny

20 April, 2020

Electronic Frontiers Australia wants the federal government to start talking to technologists, rights advocates and the public about its COVID-19 tracing app.


BlackBerry uncovers major APT campaign

09 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Its research uncovers a decade-long APT campaign on Linux servers, Microsoft and Android, which it says have all been conducted in the interests of the Chinese government.


More than 80% of cyberthreats involve COVID-19

01 April, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals have incorporated COVID-19 themes into more than 80% of their email attack campaigns, according to research from Proofpoint.


Microsoft warns of RCE vulnerabilities

31 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has discovered two remote code execution vulnerabilities in unpatched versions of the Adobe Type Manager Library for Windows 7.


Black market for stolen streaming accounts thriving

30 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple Music has created a lucrative new market for attackers able to steal login details.


Ransomware groups find new way of extorting companies

30 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Multiple ransomware threat actors are creating sites to leak data stolen during their infiltration of a target network to help further extort their victims.


Evasive malware now used in majority of attacks

26 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Evasive malware designed to conceal its presence from signature-based antivirus scans is now being used in 68% of malware attacks, according to WatchGuard.


Critical comms companies lax in security

17 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

One in five critical communications companies lack any form of cybersecurity system, despite the industry regularly experiencing cyber attacks.


OAIC sues Facebook for major privacy violations

11 March, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Federal Court proceedings allege that Facebook wilfully violated the privacy of around 311,000 Facebook users by disclosing their sensitive personal information.


Gen Z Australia's fastest growing scam victims

11 March, 2020

Gen Z Australians are the fastest growing scam victims, losing $5 million and making 12,000 reports in 2019, according to the ACCC.


Oversight needed for police use of AI

04 March, 2020

Digital Rights Watch is calling for facial recognition oversight after finding Australian police were allegedly using Clearview AI's tools for ID purposes.


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