Security

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 .

How to tackle cyber crime before people even know they're a victim

An estimated A$75,000 is lost by Australians everyday to online fraud but police are having some success in alerting people before they even know they're being scammed.

Wynyard plans ASX listing

by AAP
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Auckland-based ​crime-fighting software and services developer plans dual listing on the Australian stock exchange.

Don't get "Snowdened": Why content is the new perimeter

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Rather than agonise over Edward Snowden's motivations for blowing the whistle on the NSA, let's consider why he was able to do so in the first place.

BlackBerry takes another shot at the tablet market

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Canadian tech icon emphasises iron-clad security as part of its pitch to business and ­government customers.

Yahoo lifts lid on its encrypted email service

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New service designed to make it easier for average users to send scrambled email messages but won’t completely mask their digital footprint.

Metadata should be better protected: UK spy panel says

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A British parliamentary committee has recommended that information such as web browsing history and location tracking data be given an extra level of protection against government spying.

Media bosses raise metadata alarm

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Australia’s most powerful media bosses join forces to combat Coalition's proposed data retention laws.

Hacking away at cyber-overload

Cyber-buzzwords that mean nothing are short-circuiting important debate on information security, it's time to stop using the word.

Hoax payroll tax malware hits local shores

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Fake payroll tax emails carrying the malicious Cryptolocker virus are circulating in Australia.

Apple, Android devices vulnerable to "FREAK attack"

by AP
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Researchers blame the problem on an old government policy which required US software makers to use weaker security in encryption programs sold overseas due to national security concerns.

Fraud comes to Apple Pay

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Some banks are seeing a growing incidence of fraud on Apple’s mobile-payment service as criminals exploit vulnerabilities in the verification process of adding a credit card.

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