Security

Hacking Team gets hacked

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A company that specialises in selling software allowing governments to hack into computers gets a taste of its own medicine.

Digital security is a boardroom problem

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Business leaders who relegate security to the IT department are tempting fate.

Samsung smartphone security flaw remains unpatched

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Korean giant yet to offer a fix for a major security bug that may have compromised millions of Samsung smartphones.

Security lapses left US system vulnerable

by AP
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Years of slack procedures left the Office of Personnel Management woefully exposed, US officials say.

Adobe privacy breach sparks call to move on alert laws

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A security breach that led to the personal information of up to 1.7 million Australians being hacked has fuelled calls to fast-track privacy alert laws.

Password manager LastPass hacked

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Password management software firm LastPass has admitted it has been hacked and is urging users to change their master passwords.

Hack exposes info on US military personnel

by AP
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Chinese hackers have allegedly stolen sensitive background information submitted by US intelligence and military personnel seeking security clearances.

Hacker steals more than 30,000 iiNet passwords

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Australian ISP investigating claims that more than 30,000 customer passwords from subsidiary Westnet are up for sale.

How many data breaches is it going to take?

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Woolworths' recent misadventure with customer data highlights the need for legislation requiring the mandatory disclosure of security breaches in Australia.

Hackers take data on 4m US govt staff

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US officials suspect hackers based in China are behind the attack, but probe is ongoing.

How safe is your family business?

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You wouldn't leave your house unlocked, but most Australian family businesses are leaving their keys in the door for cyber criminals.

Chasing gremlins in the open-source machine

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Open-source isn’t only about downloading freebies and making the most of the trend demands clear governance, awareness of security risks and the setting of clear goals.

Family businesses upbeat on market growth

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New report finds economic optimism but a shortage of awareness on cyber security, succession risks.

Tracking the personal info Google collects about you

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Google just made it easier to handle your privacy and security settings within its services and here's how it works.

Coalition's cyber security strategy due mid-year

by AAP
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Strategy to set out how the federal and state governments can partner with the private sector to improve information security.

Bill to end NSA's data dragnet blocked

by AFP
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US Senate rejects legislation aimed at reforming NSA intelligence gathering

Canberra linked to planned Google hack

by AFP
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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.

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