Security

Yahoo faced hefty fines in its fight to keep NSA at bay

Internet giant was facing a charge of $US250,000 a day if it didn't comply to the US government's requests for customer data.

Securing the journey from mobile accessory to necessity

As mobile devices continue to proliferate companies need a strategy that allows employees to effectively use them in the workplace without compromising privacy.

Home Depot confirms data breach

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Fears that latest hacking of US retailer could be one of the worst in history.

Apple to add security alerts for iCloud users

Chief executive Tim Cook denies allegations that a lax attitude toward security had allowed intruders to post nude photos of celebrities on the internet.

Underground nude celebrity trading ring likely source of leaked photos

A relatively closed circle of hackers who share their ill-gotten photos could be behind the leak that left celebrities and Apple red-faced.

Who is to blame when iCloud is ‘hacked’ – you or Apple?

Apple is blaming the victims of the attack without acknowledging the role its service plays in opening up private data to these attacks.

Apple denies iCloud breach

Tech giant says it hasn't found breach in iCloud system in wake of celebrity photo hacking.

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.

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