Security

Canberra linked to planned Google hack

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Reports suggest five nations considered hacking into data links to Google, Samsung app stores.

Say hello to the latest cyber superbug

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LogJam is the latest security flaw to hit the headlines but what does it really do?

Can a hacker hijack a plane from their seat?

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When it comes to technology there are no guarantees about security. That is a worrying prospect when you’re at 30,000 feet and travelling at over 500 miles an hour.

Pacnet breach leaves Telstra customers exposed

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Telco's Asian-based data centre and undersea cable operator hacked by unknown sources.

Risky business: Finding the weakest link

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The changing attitudes of the #GenMobile worker are leaving businesses worryingly exposed.

How to digitally disappear

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The metadata attached to your phone calls and online activity is making you vulnerable. Here’s how to leave less of a trail.

Budget’s cyber measures address a data problem

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Joe Hockey's budget shows the government is finally realising what's at stake with the critical issue of cyber crime.

'Breaking Bad’ fans targeted in new malware attack

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New 'Trojan.Cryptolocker.S' malware infecting Australian PCs with Breaking Bad imagery.

NSA asked Germany to spy on Siemens

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The US intelligence agency reportedly asked its German partner service BND to spill the beans on the technology giant.

NSA phone program ruled illegal

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Ruling increases pressure on US Congress to make significant changes—or end outright—the maligned surveillance program.

Kevin Mitnick shows hacking is child’s play at CeBIT keynote

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In a chilling display, the CeBIT tech fair watched a celebrated hacker effortlessly glean login details to an Australian bank account.

Why jail won't stop hackers

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Instead of putting hackers behind bars, there are clearly more constructive ways of getting them to repay their debts and make amends.

What is TOR and when should you use it?

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TOR bounces your web traffic around the globe to bypass filtering and help mask your identity, but it isn't always the best tool for the job when you've got something to protect.

Dropbox confirms Irish tax dodge

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Secure document storage outfit becomes the latest technology firm to skirt local tax rates after confirming it will bill its customers from a company set up in Ireland.

Why 'Ransomware' is targeting Australian businesses

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Our businesses face a deluge of malware that effectively holds their data or device hostage and here's why many are sitting ducks.

Harden your browser to protect your privacy and stay safe online

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If you're concerned about online tracking and other privacy/security threats, there are simple precautions you can take to tighten up your browser.

Can Canberra learn from the G20 data fiasco?

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The Abbott government may have swept the embarrasing G20 data breach under the carpet but the clock is ticking before the next incident happens.

iOS Wi-Fi bug can crash iPhones, iPads

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SSL vulnerability can send iOS devices into endless reboot loop.

iTunes bug can allow hackers to steal data

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A recently revealed flaw could allow hackers to steal passwords and personal data through apps in Apple’s App Store.

BlackBerry buys WatchDox

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$US70 million deal gives Canadian smartphone maker a platform to expand its research and development operations into Israel.

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