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Koler ransomware hit Australia hard 
By Juha Saarinen | 18 hours ago | Comment Now 
Depicts fake threats from Australian law enforcement.
 
Govt must store data in retention regime: iiNet 
By Allie Coyne | 18 hours ago | Comment Now 
Calls for correcting of ‘inaccurate and misleading’ metadata claims.
 
Microsoft targeted in Chinese government inquiry 
22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Officials descend on offices unannounced.
 
Brandis' anti-piracy proposal won't work 
By Nicolas Suzor, Alex Button-Sloan | 1 day 15 hours ago | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Forcing ISPs to punish users is not the solution.
 
Defence contractor ditched over data offshoring 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 16 hours ago | Comment Now 
Personnel info sent overseas since 2012.
 
Popular Android apps inherit bugs from recycled code  
By Brett Winterford | 1 day 17 hours ago | Comment Now 
Study reveals security concerns in top 50 list.
 
EFF claims NSA 'digital dragnet' unconstitutional 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 23 hours ago | Comment Now 
Asks court to rule on mass surveillance.
 
eBay data breach sparks lawsuit 
2 days ago | Comment Now 
Disgruntled customers seek damages.
 
Sony settles Playstation hack litigation for $16m 
By Danielle Walker | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Looking to cap price of court action.
 
AusCERT chief steps down 
Organisation now reports directly into Queensland University.
 
EU launches cross border cyber crime taskforce  
4 days ago | Comment Now 
Australia to assist in co-ordinating investigations.
 
European central bank website hacked by extortionist 
 
Critical flaw could expose users of anonymity network 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Vulnerability discovered in I2P.
 
eBay-owned website defrauded of US$1m in cyber-heist 
 
Thousands of sites hacked through insecure Wordpress plug-in 
 
Apple iOS backdoors are 'diagnostic capabilities' 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Functions help IT departments and devs, Apple says.
 
Black Hat cancels talk on how to crack Tor 
Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Research not approved for public release.
 
RSA chief calls for cooling of US, China tensions 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Government snooping permissible in a digital world without norms.
 
US Homeland Security sued over data mining 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Privacy group wants Govt to hand over intel documents.
 
iPhone hacker uncovers undocumented iOS backdoors 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Apple silent on secret data access features.
 
Customs to pilot new border clearance system 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Automated, biometric future for travellers.
 
ASIO chief pledges not to act as 'Big Brother' 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
'We will use data retention to save your life, not sell you a BMW'.
 
CrimTrac to outsource IT management 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Says security of crime records, biometrics not a concern.
 
Router hacking competition announced for Defcon 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
Compelling manufacturers to lift their game.
 
Catch of the Day reveals three-year old data breach 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Delays advising customers of early 2011 "cyber intrusion".
 
UK passes controversial data retention bill 
By Steve Gold | Jul 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Telcos forced to store user data for a year.
 
New Mayhem malware targets Linux, UNIX servers 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Infections found in Australia and New Zealand.
 
Govt opens inquiry into website blocking 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Updated: Section 313 comes under scrutiny.
 
IT suppliers may need a license to serve traders 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Murray Report recommends large suppliers get an AFSL.
 
Australian Govt boosts spy powers 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Puts data retention on the back burner.
 
Active Directory flaw allows credentials theft 
 
Potential backdoors in US crypto standards discovered 
By Stacy Cowley | Jul 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
NIST-commissioned report released.
 
Medical records discovered in garden shed after robbery 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Privacy Commissioner not impressed.
 
Govt inquiry backs mandatory data breach notifications 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pushes for tech-neutral laws, supports updated cyber security strategy.
 
Oracle preps critical security update 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
All Java vulnerabilities remotely exploitable.
 
British spies boast ability to intercept Skype calls 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Black ops bag of tricks doesn't impress analyst.
 
Inquiry finds drones a threat to citizen privacy 
 
Microsoft: No-IP takedown cleansed 4.7m PCs 
By Jim Finkle | Jul 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
ISP says 1.8 million customers disconnected as collateral damage.
 
China brands the iPhone a threat to national security 
By Paul Carsten | Jul 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Controversy arises over tracking, time-stamping of user location.
 
Queensland Govt information security goes backwards 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Auditor finds system controls lacking.
 
Academics get personal over big data 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
De-identification the latest privacy battleground.
 
FireEye caught up in responsible disclosure furore 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
FireEye Malware Analysis System 6.4.1 has multiple vulnerabilities.
 
US intelligence committee approves cybersecurity bill 
Jul 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Gives tick to data sharing between public, private sectors.
 
Web companies rush to plug serious cross-domain hole 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Google and other large properties vulnerable.
 
US arrests Russian politician's son over hacking theft 
 
Australia to house new spy base for military comms 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Geraldton facility gets expanded.
 
Aussies dodge US mobile device flight bans 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
No battery checks required for locals bound for US.
 
Minister defends NZ's slow migration off XP 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
But opposition slams waste of taxpayer money.
 
Oracle ends Java support for Windows XP 
By Penny Wolf | Jul 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Users told to upgrade.
 
Dead mobile devices banned from planes to US 
By Allie Coyne | Jul 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Passengers asked to prove devices have power.
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