Security

The importance of forensics in cybersecurity

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While organisations are busy fortifying their perimeters most are left floundering once their defences are breached.

Chrysler issues patch to keep car hackers at bay

by AFP
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Automaker issues software updates but claims it has no first-hand knowledge of any of its ­vehicles being hacked

BlackBerry showcases medical hack on stage

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A hacking demonstration , conducted by BlackBerry, has shown how a terrorist could access an infusion pump inside a hospital and deliver a lethal morphine dose to a patient.

Busting the myth of online privacy

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If anybody is still under the illusion that anything online can remain private and secure, this is the week to finally admit defeat.

Ashley Madison and the rise of the moralist hacker

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The Ashley Madison hackers, calling themselves Impact Team, seem to have a moral agenda, adding another dimension to the factors that motivate cybercriminals.

Hackers hijack a Jeep

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Two hackers from the Midwest take control of a Jeep Cherokee’s air conditioning, stereo and engine from a laptop many miles away

Cheaters left vulnerable after Ashley Madison hack

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The personal data of potentially millions of ‘cheaters’ left vulnerable after dating site hacked.

Australian firms under attack every week: Centrify

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New research says 46 per cent of IT managers believed their firm had experienced an attempted security breach in the last seven days.

The trouble with Flash

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Using Adobe Flash is like leaving your home doors open and sending invites to criminals.

Google, Mozilla disable Flash

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Mozilla and Google browsers block old versions Adobe’s animation software — often used to play online videos — following news reports that hackers were using a security bug to take over peoples’ computers.

ASIO, AFP implicated in Hacking Team scandal: Wikileaks

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Australian agencies were closely tied to controversial IT surveillance firm Hacking Team, according to the latest dispatch from WikiLeaks.

Net gains or net losses: How cyber security impacts M&A

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A compromised organisation presents two major threats that can significantly change the value of an acquisition target.

Adobe warning after software firm hacked

by AP
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​Software maker says it is fixing a critical flaw revealed by the spectacular attack on Italian surveillance company Hacking Team.

NYSE recovers after lengthy glitch

by AFP
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Stock exchange says technical problems were not caused by hacking.

PM, CEOs hold talks on cyber threats

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Nation’s top comp­anies discuss cyber security risks with Tony Abbott as govt reviews strategy.

Who is the real superhero in cyber security?

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With so many vendors all trying to spruik their wares, it’s understandable organisations find themselves looking to the skies for a potential new superhero security offering to combat villainous threats.

Ban encryption or accept terrorism: It doesn't quite work that way

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Those calling for a ban on the use of strong encryption by tech companies are deliberately missing the point.

Hacking Team gets hacked

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A company that specialises in selling software allowing governments to hack into computers gets a taste of its own medicine.

Digital security is a boardroom problem

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Business leaders who relegate security to the IT department are tempting fate.

Samsung smartphone security flaw remains unpatched

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Korean giant yet to offer a fix for a major security bug that may have compromised millions of Samsung smartphones.

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