Security

Don't negotiate on ransomware

With hackers relying less on brute force and more on trickery to burn users, here's how you can avoid paying a king's ransom.

How to beat the new cybersecurity megamonsters

Today's cyber threats are more complex and sophisticated than ever before. Businesses need an intelligent, data-driven approach to security to match them head on.

Tread carefully in the uncharted Internet of Things

A gold rush mentality threatens to undermine security in the emerging IoT, and it will be up to business to demand more from manufacturers as standards evolve.

Dump your smartphones: John McAfee

The antivirus software pioneer might be better known for his non-tech related exploits but he's still got a few things to say about privacy and big corporations.

Sweeping innovation secures multi-billion-dollar surveillance boost

Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs shined a light on the potential of smart monitoring devices. Telstra and Hills Group are getting active in the Australian market, particularly when it comes to security.

Telcos open to a frank discussion on metadata

The Communications Alliance welcomes the latest clarification provided by communications minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Facebook buys cyber security start-up

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Social network snaps up PrivateCore to boost its perimeter.

Google, Yahoo could make encryption mainstream

Internet giants keen to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages.

Abbott's national security failure

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Malcolm Turnbull's expertise could have prevented the government's bungled attempt to sell mandatory data retention. Abbott has shot himself in the foot with a fatal disregard for political process.

Coalition keen to get data retention initiative back on track

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George Brandis and Malcolm Turnbull set to start repairing the damage after a blow-up in cabinet over a lack of consultation and responsibility for the sweeping changes.

Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords

A US internet security firm has putatively uncovered the largest data breach known to date, with 1.2 billion username and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses pilfered by a Russian cyber gang.

AusPost raises red flag on latest scam email

Customers warned not to respond to email designed to lure them into downloading potentially malicious information.

Trend Micro warns on privacy of Telstra Media NRL app

Security firm says app requests unnecessary data from users that can be used to track their movements across various online accounts.

Why you can't trust your USB thumb drive

Think your handy, portable storage device is safe? Think again.

Symantec, Kaspersky crossed off Beijing's list of approved anti-virus vendors: report

Report is the latest sign that Beijing is intent on promoting use of domestic information technology products after leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The silent smartphone hackers

Israeli security firm, NSO, likes to operate from the shadows, leaves no traces and business has never been better for the start-up.

BlackBerry Messenger now open for Windows phone users

Move designed to potentially make the messaging service more appealing to BlackBerry's enterprise clients.

Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

Service has identified computers on its network that had been quietly altering Tor traffic for five months in an attempt to unmask users connecting to hidden services.

European regulators question Google's mobile monopoly

Four-year investigation into whether Google abuses its market share to promote its services steps up.

Russia wants Apple, SAP to cooperate against foreign spying

Russia calls for tech giants to share source code to ensure their products aren't used for spying on state institutions.

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