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Hacking away at cyber-overload

Cyber-buzzwords that mean nothing are short-circuiting important debate on information security, it's time to stop using the word.

Hoax payroll tax malware hits local shores

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Fake payroll tax emails carrying the malicious Cryptolocker virus are circulating in Australia.

Apple, Android devices vulnerable to "FREAK attack"

by AP
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Researchers blame the problem on an old government policy which required US software makers to use weaker security in encryption programs sold overseas due to national security concerns.

Fraud comes to Apple Pay

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Some banks are seeing a growing incidence of fraud on Apple’s mobile-payment service as criminals exploit vulnerabilities in the verification process of adding a credit card.

Benign and powerful: The contradictory language of data retention

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Metadata can indeed be a powerful tool in law enforcement but it will come at a cost.

Cyberattack takes down Lenovo website

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Hack takes down Chinese tech firm's website a week after it apologises for Superfish security vulnerability.

Gemalto says NSA hack "probably happened" but most SIMs safe

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Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto admits US and UK spy hack likely occurred but moves to downplay security fears.

Antivirus for your fridge is here

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Romanian IT firm Bitdefender is preparing a white box to stop your Internet-connected fridge from being hacked.

Winning the IoT tug of war

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The Internet of Things presents a host of opportunities but might lead to an exodus of customers and employees if handled poorly.

Lenovo and me: Privacy gets personal

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Lenovo’s Superfish adware has serious consequences for companies with BYOD policies along with some personal effects.

Lenovo scrambles to remove Superfish adware

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Chinese computer maker says it has disabled and discontinued loading laptops with an ad-serving software that allegedly makes it easy for attackers to access encrypted web data, and even online passwords.

Cyber thieves pilfer $US1bn from banks

by AFP
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A wave of cyber attacks since 2013 has likely cost global banks as much as $US1bn.

Memex: A search engine more powerful than Google

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Developed by the US military’s research and development arm this is a search engine on steroids.

Silicon Valley's privacy fears laid bare

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A White House summit on cybersecurity exposes the growing mistrust between tech giants and government agencies collecting their users’ data.

Hackers pull off billion dollar bank heist

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A Russian-speaking gang of computer criminals has reportedly stolen millions of dollars since late 2013 from banks in Russia, Eastern Europe and the US

Sony hack: This time it's personal

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With corporate data breaches now a regular occurence how does a business communicate when its hit by hackers?

How companies can ward off the hacker hordes

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Given the Sony and Anthem hacks, the corporate cybersecurity summit is long overdue.

Samsung clarifies privacy policy after TV snooping fears

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South Korean tech giant responds to claims its Smart TVs spy on users, lengthens its privacy policy to allay hysteria.

Privacy is a right, not a transaction

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The typical citizen now has very little awareness on the ultimate value of their privacy. If you don’t know what you’re selling, how can you make an informed choice to sell?

US lawmakers debate cyber counterstrikes

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Should the US engage in hacking counterattacks?

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