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'Massive vulnerability' uncovered in eBay Magento ecommerce system 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
Site owners urged to patch against full-compromise "Shoplift" bug.
 
Australia's infosec industry wants mandatory baseline security controls  
 
Raytheon to acquire Websense for $2.4 billion 
1 day 2 hours ago | Comment Now 
Bolsters infosec business following Blackbird buy.
 
China suspends invasive cyber security rules 
1 day 4 hours ago | Comment Now 
Domestic banks push back against shift to local tech.
 
Target US inks $25m data breach settlement with MasterCard 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Fallout from 2013 attack continues.
 
In-flight wi-fi could be used to hack planes, US watchdog warns 
 
Throwing cash at zero-days won't solve the problem: researchers 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
How to tip the balance towards defense.
 
User mistakes aid most cyber attacks 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Verizon, Symantec reports reveal popularity of phishing attacks.
 
Mobile security threat 'overstated': Verizon 
By Ry Crozier | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Telco data set shows no cause for alarm.
 
Windows login-stealing flaw discovered to affect all versions 
Apr 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Security firm reveals 'redirect to SMB' weakness.
 
Interpol, tech companies take down Simda botnet 
By Russell Brown | Apr 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
"Hide and seek" nature of pay-per-install bot made it a hard catch.
 
Apple closes critical system backdoor with OS X update  
By Russell Brown | Apr 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Older versions left vulnerable.
 
International police bring down Beebone botnet 
 
Hack takes down French TV network 
By Russell Brown | Apr 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Broadcast, email and social media systems all struck.
 
Telcos lobby Govt to fix 'piecemeal' approach to cyber security 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Want one lead agency, as long as it's not ASIO.
 
US Drug Enforcement's global surveillance outed 
By Russell Brown | Apr 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Phone spying predated NSA's by nearly a decade.
 
Singtel to buy Trustwave for $1 billion 
Apr 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
Telco giant seeks to be global cybersecurity player.
 
Firefox disables 'opportunistic encryption' to fix HTTPS bypass bug 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
Attackers could use fake certificate to get around protections.
 
Heartbleed remediation "most behind" in Australia: report 
By Russell Brown | Apr 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
84 percent have still not addressed the flaw.
 
Point-of-sale malware evolves to target travellers 
By Danielle Walker | Apr 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
NewPosThings grows its capabilities.
 
Linux Australia suffers server breach 
By Russell Brown | Apr 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
Applauded for response and notification.
 
Obama launches financial sanctions for cyber attackers 
Apr 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Describes cyber crime "national emergency".
 
Govt scolded over another Immigration data leak 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 31, 2015 | Comment Now 
But Privacy Commissioner says he's happy with preventative measures.
 
Aussie-hosted Office 365 goes live 
By William Maher | Mar 31, 2015 | Comment Now 
Microsoft steps up to data sovereignty demands.
 
Github suffers multi-day denial of service attack  
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
'Great Firewall of China' suspected in online assault.
 
Tassie agencies refuse to adopt ASD infosec protections 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
Hit back at Auditor-General's criticisms.
 
Optus admits to three big data breaches 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
More than 300,000 customers affected.
 
Telstra promises to keep customer metadata safe 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
As scheme passes into law.
 
Australia passes data retention into law 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
 
Industry warns site blocking could have unintended consequences 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Highlight need to avoid ASIC blunder.
 
Tech vendors seek legal end to bulk surveillance 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Join privacy advocates to lobby US Congress.
 
Apple patches OS X against FREAK flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite get fix.
 
Brandis reveals data retention will cost telcos $4 per user 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Details estimated cost for ongoing operation of scheme.
 
Hackers breach NSW GovDC website 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Updated: Attackers used well-known Wordpress vulnerability.
 
Greens try for last-minute data retention amendments 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Bill up for debate in Senate.
 
UK govt touts cyber security insurance for business 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Majority of companies suffered breaches last year.
 
NSW iVote IT chief plays down FREAK risk 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Security concerns 'overblown'.
 
US Air Force finds technical error with Boeing GPS satellites 
 
Critical flaw found in NSW iVote system 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
FREAK bug leaves system open to vote rigging.
 
Infosec firms go public as data breaches grow 
Mar 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Cyber IPO pipeline gets bigger.
 
Cisco confirms IP phone eavesdropping flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Update: But successful exploit 'not likely'.
 
OpenSSL patches denial of service vulnerabilities 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
FREAK bug reclassified as high severity.
 
Offshore storage to be allowed for Australian data retention 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Journalist protection included in new amendments.
 
Govt names Alastair MacGibbon as e-Safety Commissioner 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Leaves DiData to tackle child cyberbullying.
 
Police struggling to make good use of metadata: SA police exec 
By John Hilvert | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Cost effective trawling of metadata is challenging.
 
UK spies claim broad powers to hack worldwide 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Admit to using vulnerabilities for intelligence gathering.
 
Govt's new ACORN system to be revamped 
By John Hilvert | Mar 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Lacklustre response triggers overhaul just months after launch.
 
Win10 to sport password-less biometric authentication  
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Users choose biometric scan or password.
 
Brandis prepares to introduce site blocking legislation 
 
Govt pushes to collect more biometric data at Aussie airports 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
Wants to strip parental consent from minors' data collection.
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