Security

Privacy complaints nearly triple in commissioner's final year

Privacy breach complaints increased 183 per cent after changes to the Privacy Act led to heightened community awareness of the issue.

iCloud servers not compromised: Apple

Apple says 'organised network attacks' haven't compromised the firm's iCloud servers.

Apple's iCloud under attack in China

Mainland China users of iCloud hit by attack that could compromise personal data.

Dropbox blames security breach on password reuse

Cloud storage outfit urges users to enable two-step authentication amid reports that the login credentials for millions of its customers had been compromised.

China boosts Aust spying: report

Chinese hackers have allegedly stepped up attempts to steal secrets from local firms.

Brandis' callousness on data retention beggars belief

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We are about to cross the point of no return when it comes mandatory data retention. The public and the telecom industry are justifiably concerned about the Coalition's haste to enshrine ill-conceived legislation.

It's splitsville for Symantec

Corporation to form separate publicly traded companies, one focused on security and the other targeting information management.

Macs caught in the lair of the iWorm

Microsoft Windows may have been the whipping boy for decades when it comes to vulnerabilities but cracks are starting to appear in Linux and OS X as well.

Optus teams up with FireEye on security centres

Coampanies to spend $US50 million over five years to set up and operate centres in Sydney and Singapore which will target mid to high end government and business organisations with managed security services.

Taking passwords and PINs out of the equation

Why are organisations still using passwords to protect customer information when they’re evidently not working?

Google caught up in celebrity nude photo scandal

A lawyer representing more than a dozen female Hollywood stars, models and athletes who had their Apple accounts hacked and nude images nabbed and posted online threaten Google with a lawsuit.

Nine social media threats you need to be aware of

Staying safe on the internet isn't easy but here are some best practices for avoiding these threats.

The biggest, baddest bug on the internet

With the memory of the Heartbleed bug still lingering the Bash bug looks set to cause sleepless nights for many system administrators.

Living in the land of data retention

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For most Australians, a mandatory data retention scheme will only mean a higher monthly bill and despite the National Security Agency's shenanigans Canberra wants to send us down the same garden path.

Impact of Home Depot breach on rise

Data breach at Home Depot has triggered fraudulent transactions across the US.

Securing your new iPhone in three simple steps

The iCloud may not as be as safe as you think and here's how you secure your Apple accounts and devices—whether you’re a first-time owner or just upgrading.

Telstra buys stake in US DocuSign

The telco pays millions for a stake in US electronic signatures firm DocuSign.

Home Depot breach bigger than Target's

Home Depot says 56m cards may have been compromised in five-month attack on its payment terminals.

Apple rolls out new privacy protections

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It will soon be impossible for the tech giant to unlock a device even with a warrant.

Quadrant claims $140m stake in tech firm

Quadrant Private Equity secures 45% stake in Canberra Data Centres: report.

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