Security

Secret iPhone data extraction process uncovered

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques used by Apple employees,

European Central Bank website hacked

Some email addresses and other contact information stolen but the central bank insists that no market-sensitive data has been compromised.

Apple's golden iOS security standard thrown out the back door

2 comments
Everything from DropBox to iPhoto uploads, Safari web traffic and email is now exposed to those with the right networking know-how.

ECB falls victim to data theft

Hackers attempt blackmail, bank says market sensitive information kept on separate database.

Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

1 comment
Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks.

Talk on cracking internet anonymity service Tor cancelled

Highly anticipated presentation on how to identify users of service withdrawn from Black Hat security conference in US.

Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices

Data protection regulator issues deadline to comply with local laws after Google consolidated privacy policies.

Customers vent anger after CatchOfTheDay takes 3 years to reveal data breach

The daily deals website admits credit card information of some customers was compromised back in 2011.

Snowden seeks to develop anti-surveillance technologies

NSA whistleblower on a mission to thwart government surveillance.

How eTravel is making border security a breeze

When it comes to our borders, you may think that ensuring either convenience or security compromises the other. But today’s technology can offer us the best of both worlds.

Microsoft's post-Snowden offensive

The tech giant's top lawyer is rallying the industry heavyweights to make spying on customer information harder for governments.

Drone-flyers back call for national regulation

The Australian Certified UAV Operators Association supports "Eyes in the Sky' report but concerned about the proposed deregulation of the sub 2kg category of RPAs.

Why Australia is the No.1 DDoS target

Australian organisations are being hit hardest by Distributed Denial of Service attacks and they need to have both a response plan in place and the resources available to defend themselves.

BYOD risk and reward for telcos

The Bring Your Own Device trend is a godsend for organisations and telcos are in the box seat to take them along for the journey.

Telcos at the security frontline

Telstra and Optus both offer security-as-a-service to enterprise clients but is anyone buying?

Symantec in talks with Beijing after software ban

Security software firm in discussion with Chinese govt after Ministry of Public Security issues report banning its data loss prevention products.

Microsoft frees 4.7 million infected PCs in cybercrime bust

Software giant says at least that number of computers again have been identified.

Microsoft drops lawsuit against Vitalwerks after service cuts

Companies settle lawsuit,which was announced by Microsoft on June 30 as it launched an operation to wrest control over infected PCs from cybercriminals.

Cyber security a major M+A headache

Cyber espionage is quickly emerging as a viable risk to the global mergers and acquisitions market, a factor that dealmakers can’t afford to ignore anymore.

Why cops are spying on your smartphone metadata

Data from mobile phone towers can give accurate and valuable information about an individual's whereabouts – and police don't even need a warrant.

Pages