Security

Can Canberra learn from the G20 data fiasco?

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The Abbott government may have swept the embarrasing G20 data breach under the carpet but the clock is ticking before the next incident happens.

iOS Wi-Fi bug can crash iPhones, iPads

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SSL vulnerability can send iOS devices into endless reboot loop.

iTunes bug can allow hackers to steal data

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A recently revealed flaw could allow hackers to steal passwords and personal data through apps in Apple’s App Store.

BlackBerry buys WatchDox

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$US70 million deal gives Canadian smartphone maker a platform to expand its research and development operations into Israel.

Sony slams Wikileaks' mass document dump

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Studio condemns public release of over 170,000 emails and 30,000 documents related to 'The Interview' hack.

Test driving the antivirus for your home

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Bitdefender's Box holds plenty of promise but is clearly still a work in progress.

Understanding 'Unified IT'

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Data, systems and hardware are becoming more closely connected and complicated than ever before.

French TV5Monde hit by 'pro-IS' hackers

by AFP
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French television network's broadcasts brought to a halt, websites hijacked by hackers claiming to belong to the Islamic State group.

AT&T slugged for slack security

by AFP
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US telco fines $33 million for "lax security" at overseas call centres where employees stole personal data for mobile phone traffickers.

Singtel buys Trustwave

by AFP
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Optus' parent pays $1.1 billion for US cybersecurity firm.

Snapchat comes clean on data requests

by AFP
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Social network's first transparency report shows hundreds of requests from US and foreign law enforcement agencies.

Metadata and telcos: Get ready for casualties

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The Coalition's controversial data retention legislation has sailed through the parliament, and the telco industry has little time to reflect on its futile attempts to get clarity from Brandis & co.

Optus admits to huge privacy breaches

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Telco says it will conduct independent review of its information security systems after admitting to three separate incidents in 2014.

Telstra to keep customer metadata in Australia

by AAP
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Telco moves to assure customers that any information it collects as part of the government's mandatory data retention regime will be safe.

Covata and Cisco ink ten-year partnership

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Sydney ASX-listed firm signs a ten-year deal with Cisco.

Just how safe is encryption anyway?

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Cryptographic algorithms, which scramble the message so no-one else can read it but the intended recipient, may breed a false sense of security.

When cybersecurity meets geopolitics

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The cybersecurity industry is growing more provincial as digital warfare becomes a routine part of statecraft.

Thousands of NSW iVotes open to FREAK flaw

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Two security researchers reveal security vulnerability that could impact 66,000 online votes in the NSW state election.

Cybersecurity: Tackling the insider threat

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Even the best security technology in the world can't help your organisation if your employees don't understand their roles and responsibilities.

Leyonhjelm flags data retention amendments

by AAP
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Senate crossbencher David Leyonhjelm wants to exempt lawyer-client discussions from scrutiny and limit agency access to personal information .

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