Security

Canberra's data retention net could nab downloaders

by AAP
Copyright agencies could potentially be approved to access data to investigate TV show and movie pirates.

Telcos not sold on metadata regime

The data retention battle between Australia’s law enforcement agencies and the telcos is likely to go down to the wire, with both sides unwilling to concede an inch.

The personal privacy 'fantasy world'

Notice and consent laws do little more than shift the responsibility for protecting our privacy from the users of the data -– internet behemoths like Google – to their subjects: us.

A win-win deal for Telstra and NBN Co

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The new deal will see Telstra get the same $11bn as per the original 2011 agreement, while the telco will progressively transfer ownership of its copper and HFC networks to NBN Co.

Sony says sorry to Obama after email embarrasment

by AFP
Studio in hot water for racially insensitive remarks about President Barack Obama in company emails, the latest in a series of leaks that have left Hollywood reeling.

Hacking Sony a ‘righteous deed’ but who's the culprit?

North Korea has denied involvement but praised the attack on Sony Pictures as the hack turns into a war of words.

Sony’s PlayStation network hit with cyber attack

Latest intrusion comes hot on the heels of large-scale hacking attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment, but no evidence that the two breaches are related.

Westpac forges ahead with fingerprint access

The latest update of the bank’s “Westpac Live' mobile app will allow customers to utiliseTouch ID, to sign in to the digital banking platform on their smartphones.

Sony Hack exposes personal data of Hollywood stars

The hack at Sony Pictures has revealed far more personal information than previoulsy believed.

ESET to offer free malware scanner to all Facebook users

Slovakian anti-malware firm launches a free online scanner for all Facebook users.

Australia awash with malware: Trend Micro

Australians clicked more than 45.5 million malicious links in Q3 2014 amid an unprecedented increase in malicious URLs and malware throughout the country.

Intel buys password manager PasswordBox

by AP
New acquisition will be a part of Intel's security software business, which includes McAfee.

Privacy, compliance and the SME: A risk no one needs to take

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2014 has been the perfect storm of increased regulation and increased customer awareness for organisations and that has turned data into a bigger business risk than ever before.

Hackers target M&A hints

by AFP
Group taps into email accounts of execs in more than 100 firms for market-moving info.

Australia’s lost digital tribes

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In a desert of indifference, Australia’s lost digital tribes are looking for leaders. Time though may be running out for a nation stuck in a 1980s mindset.

Cybersecurity is not ‘set and forget’

The nation’s cybersecurity should be reviewed more consistently to keep abreast with the rapid pace of technology, analysts say.

Canada's CBC hacked by pro-Syrian group

by AFP
Users on CBC's English website met with a pop-up window that stated, "You've been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)."

EU backs break-up of Google

by AFP
European parliament votes for Google break-up, raising pressure on the internet company.

Verizon to protect national electronic conveyancing platform

The $70 million platform to rely on identity-authentication solutions from Verizon for security.

Regin: The Swiss army knife of malware

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Symantec might have stumbled on to one of the most sophisticated malware ever made and it looks like the handiwork of a western intelligence agency.

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