Security

The Heartbleed security time bomb is still ticking

The bug that has preoccupied thousands of websites and millions of users may well have been the biggest security flaw in internet history but it is unlikely to be the last.

Just how safe is the Internet of Things?

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The rush to connect all objects poses significant new security challenges and the old anti-virus patch-up job just won’t cut it anymore.

First "Heartbleed" hacker caught

Canadian police arrest a 19-year-old man for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal data from the Canada Revenue Agency.

GE Money issues 'Heartbleed' warning

Financial services firm urges Australian customers to change online passwords.

'Heartbleed' blamed for Canada tax agency attack

Personal information of about 900 people compromised, experts warn more attacks likely to follow.

Google unveils email scanning practices

Update to Gmail terms of service details how the search giant analyses users' mail as basis for targeted ads.

ACCC admits to personal data breach

Consumer watchdog says unknown number of subscriber email addresses left accessible online.

Heartbleed: Should you change your passwords?

There's no need to panic, but nor should you be complacent – follow these simple guidelines to ensure your data is protected.

NSA didn't exploit Heartbleed: White House

US administration denies report that the spy agency has used the glitch to gather intelligence.

BlackBerry prepares Heartbleed patches

Company set to update Secure Work Space corporate email and BBM messaging program for Android and iOS.

'Heartbleed' peril goes beyond websites

OpenSSL flaw leaves email systems, security firewalls and even mobile phones vulnerable to hackers.

Bringing your own portable security nightmare

BYOD is fast becoming the top concerns for many organisations and if it’s isn't, it should be.

Internet users defenceless against 'Heartbleed' bug

Security experts warn there's little users can do to protect themselves against hackers until websites upgrade their software.

Mega breaches, ransomware attacks on the rise: Symantec

Cybercriminals usually like to stage quick smash and grabs to line their pockets but are evidently turning their sights on bigger prey.

Just how bad is Heartbleed?

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OpenSSL may not be first thing one thinks of when surfing the net or sending emails but this is one security bug with the potential to cause a lot of trouble.

'Heartbleed' bug a worldwide threat to user data

Google, Codenomicon find bug in widely used encryption technology OpenSSL that has made data on major websites – including passwords – vulnerable to theft by hackers.

Symantec mulls plans to keep activist troublemakers at bay

Anti-virus and security software maker is in the process of hiring banks to help advise on strategy and defend against possible activist investors.

US created a $1.2bn Twitter-like service in Cuba

"Discreet" operation was intended to promote democracy on the island but US officials say the effort wasn't aimed at fomenting unrest.

Google slugged for StreetView overreach

Italy's data protection watchdog imposes a $US1.4 million fine over complaints that Google cars used to record images on Italian streets in 2010 were not clearly recognisable.

NSA infiltrated RSA security more than thought

Researchers find not one but two tools adopted by security industry pioneer RSA contained a deliberate flaw that facilitated NSA spying.

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