Security News & Opinions

AGD slammed for secrecy on data retention costs 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 13 hours ago | Comment Now 
Data retention committee angry at being kept in the dark.
 
SA govt stands firm against offshore data hosting 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 18 hours ago | Comment Now 
Kicks off statewide cloud panel.
 
No rules for data destruction in retention scheme 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 18 hours ago | Comment Now 
Optus echoes spy watchdog concerns.
 
Tech vendors hit back at new Chinese trade rules 
1 day 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Business lobby groups urge Beijing to postpone new policy.
 
Vodafone labels ACMA data request report "inaccurate" 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
AGD figures should be used instead.
 
Telstra refuses to disclose cost of data retention 
 
Serious vulnerability discovered in 'secure' Blackphone 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Silent Circle scrambles to fix full-compromise flaw in device.
 
Linux distros quickly patch critical 'Ghost' vulnerability 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Big bad buffer overflow discovered.
 
Adobe issues second emergency patch for exploited zero-day 
By Juha Saarinen | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
CVE-2015-0311 used to spread ransomware, researcher said.
 
QWERTY keylogger linked to Regin malware 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Government developers thought to be behind both APTs.
 
Apple fixes wi-fi issues, zero-days in OS X 10.10.2 
By Juha Saarinen | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Includes multiple hardware driver and security patches.
 
Google can't 'safely' patch WebView 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Details why it won't address hole in old system component.
 
Pilgrim pushes for data retention breach notices 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Telcos have bad data security track record, Privacy Commissioner says.
 
Google outs three Apple zero-day vulnerabilities  
By Allie Coyne | Jan 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Lets loose after 90-day grace period.
 
Barrett Brown handed 63 months in prison 
By Adam Greenberg | Jan 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Claims US govt still motivated by hyperlinking charge.
 
Adobe issues fresh patches for Flash Player 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Latest zero-day under investigation.
 
Optus, Telstra urge Govt to commit to paying cost of data retention 
By Allie Coyne | Jan 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Critics of scheme come out in droves.
 
Zero-day Adobe Flash Player flaw discovered 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Spotted in popular exploit kit used by attackers.
 
Oracle releases 169-fix critical patch update 
By Ashley Carman | Jan 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
"Flabbergasting" flaw fixed in E-Business Suite.
 
Nearly all US arms programs found vulnerable to cyber attack 
Jan 21, 2015 | Comment Now 
Report highlights infosec holes.
 
Auditor says hackers could cause trouble on NSW roads 
By Paris Cowan | Jan 21, 2015 | 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 | Jan 20, 2015 | 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.
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







   |   View results
Your bank
  36%
 
Your insurance company
  5%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  8%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  8%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  4%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  18%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  14%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  7%
TOTAL VOTES: 3096

Vote
Do you support the abolition of the Office of the Information Commissioner?

   |   View results
I support shutting down the OAIC.
  27%
 
I DON'T support shutting the OAIC.
  73%
TOTAL VOTES: 986

Vote