Security

KeyRaider hijacks more than 225,000 Apple accounts

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Sophisticated malware hits jailbroken iOS devices including some in Australia.

CEO of Ashley Madison parent steps down

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Noel Biderman departs just days after authorities launch a probe to track down those responsible for hacking the Ashley Madison site and related extortion attempts.

Jeep hacker quits Twitter job

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Charlie Miller, one of the world’s most renowned security researchers, quits social media network after three years.

Ashley Madison hack exposes deep web weaknesses

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Australia is a hotspot for distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and things are likely to get worse.

What should we be doing about cyber security

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Everyone agrees cyber security is important, but what should organisations be doing at the board level?

Ashley Madison scandal: ‘New data’ leaked from cheating website

by AP
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More Ashley Madison data is leaked, while users include people with sensitive White House and Congress jobs.

Queensland government investigates Ashley Madison links

by AAP
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At least 44 public service email addresses appear in data that hackers claim has been stolen from the cheating website.

Can Windows Hello be tricked?

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Windows 10 includes facial recognition software supposed to render passwords redundant, but does it work for everyone?

Ashley Madison exposes the anonymity lie

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The Ashley Madison data hack is by no means the biggest break-in in history but it promises to be one of the most complicated and painful.

Surviving the era of the cybercriminal

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Targeted attacks and advanced threats in cybercrime are now the norm, so why are security professionals still struggling?

Ashley Madison user details dumped online

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Impact Team hackers follow through on their threats to expose personal details of millions using the 'discreet affair' website

Just how dark is the dark web?

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While most of us are just scratching the surface of the internet there's a vast hidden world on the web where anything is possible.

Symantec to sell Veritas for $8b

by AFP
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US global asset management firm The Carlyle Group and Singapore's GIC, one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, to take the data management business off Symantec's hands.

US busts hacking-insider trading ring

by AFP
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International team of computer hackers and stock traders charged with pocketing millions in illicit profits based on stolen market-moving media releases.

Windows 10 or Mac OS X: Which is more vulnerable to hackers?

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The perception that Macs are safer to use than PCs persists in some quarters to this day. But all is not as it seems.

Hackers steal data of millions of UK mobile users

by PAA
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The personal details of up to 2.4 million customers may have been accessed after a division of Carphone Warehouse is hit by a "sophisticated" cyber attack.

Unprepared for the mobile security meltdown

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Despite the high risk posed by BYOD and COPE devices mobile security is still way down the priority list for most businesses

Square Reader turned into a credit card skimmer in under 10 minutes

by AFP
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Hackers in the US have shown how to turn the latest model Square mobile payments readers into crime tools.

Qld child safety IT bungle worsens

by AAP
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A senior Queensland bureaucrat has stood down amid a worsening of an embarrassing IT glitch that caused the mishandling of hundreds of cases of suspected child abuse in public schools.

BlackBerry’s crisis call

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It's been a bruising fall from grace for the smartphone pioneer but BlackBerry is back and has an air of optimism in its stride.

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