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Pilgrim pushes for data retention breach notices 
By Allie Coyne | 1 hour ago | Comment Now 
Telcos have bad data security track record, Privacy Commissioner says.
 
Google outs three Apple zero-day vulnerabilities  
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Lets loose after 90-day grace period.
 
Barrett Brown handed 63 months in prison 
By Adam Greenberg | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Claims US govt still motivated by hyperlinking charge.
 
Adobe issues fresh patches for Flash Player 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Latest zero-day under investigation.
 
Optus, Telstra urge Govt to commit to paying cost of data retention 
 
Zero-day Adobe Flash Player flaw discovered 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Spotted in popular exploit kit used by attackers.
 
Oracle releases 169-fix critical patch update 
By Ashley Carman | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
"Flabbergasting" flaw fixed in E-Business Suite.
 
Nearly all US arms programs found vulnerable to cyber attack 
 
Auditor says hackers could cause trouble on NSW roads 
By Paris Cowan | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Roads and Maritime refutes vulnerability claims.
 
Hacker reveals stolen Aussie Travel Cover data is corrupted 
 
Insider threat, cloud make OAIC's privacy checklist 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
New guide for handling personal data released.
 
Former CIA boss joins Oracle 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Ex-Secretary of Defense appointed to board.
 
China Outlook attacked by MITM 
Jan 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Censorship watchdog Greatfire fingers CAC.
 
Customer info stolen in Aussie Travel Cover data breach 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Waits a month to inform customers.
 
Over 1800 Minecraft account details posted on the web 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Second largest leak in recent times.
 
UK man arrested over PlayStation, Xbox attacks 
Jan 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Alleged Lizard Squad member taken in.
 
UK and US to collaborate on war games 
Jan 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Two nations will test other's defenses.
 
Nothing beats bulk intelligence gathering: US report  
Jan 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
No "technology magic" alternative exists for security.
 
Mozilla patches critical security flaws 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird affected.
 
Canada bans automatic software installations  
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Kosher code caught by anti-malware law.
 
CommBank resurrects CISO role 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Updated] Cyber security chief gains new title.
 
Apple two-factor authentication doesn't protect apps, website 
 
Obama unveils proposed cybersecurity laws 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Wants to criminalise sale of botnets, stolen financial data.
 
Researchers uncover Aussie ransomware scourge  
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
As many as 10,000 hit by TorrentLocker.
 
US feds failing to protect govt buildings from cyber threats 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Auditors slam Homeland Security for inaction.
 
Hacking possible via low-power device emissions 
By Doug Drinkwater | Jan 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Data stolen even without an internet connection.
 
Google stops patching core Android component 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Millions of users potentially vulnerable to attack.
 
Obama proposes national data breach notification 
Jan 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
30 day threshold for reporting.
 
Microsoft accuses Google of early bug publication 
Jan 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Windows 8.1 flaw revealed before Patch Tuesday fix.
 
Islamist hackers breach US military networks 
 
Sony Pictures CEO prepares for life post-hack 
Jan 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Costs will be covered by insurance, chief says.
 
Obama to announce new cybersecurity plans 
Jan 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Identity theft, privacy protection and broadband on the agenda.
 
Bitcoin value continues to decline 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
No recovery after million dollar raid on Bitstamp.
 
Microsoft dumps free pre-Patch Tuesday notices 
By Paris Cowan | Jan 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Advance notification service limited to premier customers.
 
OpenSSL update targets eight vulnerabilities  
By Adam Greenberg | Jan 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Analysts recommend upgrading 'within days'.
 
Ukraine blames Russian govt for German website hack 
By Erik Kirschbaum | Jan 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
German Parliament, Chancellor's websites hit.
 
Trojan targeting Linux systems could be amassing DDoS 'army' 
By Ashley Carman | Jan 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
'XOR.DDoS' discovered by researchers.
 
'Sloppy' Sony hackers exposed own IP addresses 
By Emily Flitter, Mark Hosenball | Jan 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
Slip-ups lead investigators to North Korean administration.
 
Gogo inflight wi-fi uses man-in-the-middle malware tactics 
Jan 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
Spoofs web security to keep flyers off You Tube.
 
North Korea boosts cyber forces 
Jan 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
Expands strength of Bureau 121 to 6000.
 
European bitcoin exchange hacked 
By Penny Wolf | Jan 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Bitstamp suspends trading after over $6m stolen.
 
Google discloses zero-day bug in Windows 
Jan 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Gave Microsoft 90 days grace to patch the flaw.
 
US slaps fresh sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack 
Jan 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Foreign ministry denies involvement, calls for joint investigation.
 
Google hands out largest-ever VRP bug bounty 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 31, 2014 | Comment Now 
Polish researchers awarded $61k for finding App Engine flaw.
 
Taiwan clears Chinese smartphone-makers of privacy breach 
Dec 31, 2014 | Comment Now 
National security fears averted.
 
The crypto protocols even the NSA can’t crack 
By Paris Cowan | Dec 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Latest document dump reveals cyber-spy hit-list.
 
South Korean nuclear reactors hit by cyber attack  
Dec 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Operations not affected, says CEO.
 
PlayStation Network back online after four-day outage 
Dec 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sony gradually restores sabotaged services.
 
Lizard Squad claims credit for PSN, Xbox outage 
Dec 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Services down over Christmas gaming peak.
 
Apple pushes first ever automated security update to Macs 
Dec 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Fix for critical NTP vulnerability in OS X.
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