Security

Celebrities, nudity and how 4chan drives the internet

Online bulletin board, 4chan, is at it again and the latest episode of celebrity baiting again enhances its reputation as the platform of choice for controversy and internet virality.

Telstra sheds light on metadata requests

Telco's latest privacy report shows it received 84,949 requests from the law enforcement agencies, with only 3.9 per cent accompanied with a warrant.

JP Morgan sees no 'unusual fraud'

Hacking attack on JP Morgan may also have been directed at five other US banks.

FBI probes possible hacking incident at JP Morgan

Fears emerge of a significant breach of corporate computer security at US bank.

Google search bug fuels hack talk

A software bug disrupts some Google searches for roughly eight hours, displaying multiple images of what appeared to be a car crash in Russia.

Coalition's data retention regime to leave URLs alone

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Web histories of Australian citizens to be left alone for now but metadata could include financial, contact and transactional information.

Mandatory data retention shouldn't be confined to ISPs

One of US President Barack Obama’s national telecommunications security confidants says controversial policy should also apply to banks and retailers.

What is a VPN and why might you need one?

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Whether you're concerned about the government trawling through your browsing history or prying eyes peeking at sensitive business information, a Virtual Private Network is an easy way to protect your internet traffic.

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.

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