Security

Facebook outage a self-inflicted injury

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Social media giant denies it was the victim of a hacking attack, with outage blamed on a configuration change.

Watchdogs and metadata: Brandis' data retention rush foments dissent

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The mandatory data retention regime fight is about to be joined in earnest this week and Attorney-General George Brandis best be prepared for a tussle.

Malaysia Airlines hackers to expose data

by AFP
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Hackers threaten to reveal Malaysia Airlines data; site back online after several hours.

Android 'tough love' from Google

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Google is no longer fixing problems in anything but their latest (Android 5.0/Lollipop) or second-latest (Android 4.4/Kit Kat) versions, so is it setting up its users for a fall?

Obama sides with Cameron in encryption fight

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US president says police and spies should not be locked out of encrypted smartphones and messaging apps.

Does your organisation have a ‘data fairy godmother’?

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The recent spate of high-profile security breaches continues to highlight the fact that data security continues to take a back seat.

David Cameron sharpens attack against encryption

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British PM plans to lobby US president Barack Obama this week to more publicly criticise US tech companies that offer encrypted communications that can’t be unscrambled even with a court order.

Samsung puts an offer on the table for BlackBerry

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South Korean giant has reportedly offered up to $US7.5 billion to buy BlackBerry, with the Canadian company's patent portfolio the key prize.

Obama pushes cybersecurity law after Centcom, Sony hacks

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White House ready to revive cybersecurity legislation stalled over the past few years.

A masterclass in state-sponsored espionage

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There is no such thing as a hacker stereotype, and business leaders need to understand this. It takes sophisticated coordination and resources to pull-off the big hacks.

Russian spies 'tried to recruit Snowden'

by AP
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A close ally of the NSA whistleblower says the offer was declined.

US probes military account hack

A group declaring sympathy for ISIS has hacked US Central Command's Twitter account.

Sony boss chides hackers, spruiks products

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Kazuo Hirai unveils a bevy of new products as fallout from the Sony Pictures hack continues.

North Korea's cyber army is growing

by AP
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North Korea's 6000 cyber warriors dedicated to "paralysing the South psychologically and materially", South Korean Defence Ministry says.

Morgan Stanley employee stole client data

by AP
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Investment bank says employee shared client names and account numbers, but not passwords or Social Security numbers.

North Korea urges joint investigation on Sony hack

by AFP
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US imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the nation's alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures

US spyware digs deep into Berlin

by DPA
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Regin, an advanced spyware program widely believed to have been developed by US and British intelligence agencies, has been found on a USB stick belonging to an official in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office.

Why it’s more important than ever to secure your website

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As the line between personal information and general browsing blurs it's getting easier for hackers to piece together our digital identities.

How safe is social?: Top 5 social media security scares for 2015

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​Mobile ransomware, work-at-home fraud and horrid videos all set to claim new victims in 2015.

Sony to show ‘The Interview’ in limited release

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Sony Pictures calls the limited theatrical opening “only the first step” in the movie’s release plans.

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