Security News & Opinions

Aussie-hosted Office 365 goes live 
By William Maher | 7 hours ago | Comment Now 
Microsoft steps up to data sovereignty demands.
 
Github suffers multi-day denial of service attack  
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 7 hours ago | Comment Now 
'Great Firewall of China' suspected in online assault.
 
Tassie agencies refuse to adopt ASD infosec protections 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 7 hours ago | Comment Now 
Hit back at Auditor-General's criticisms.
 
Optus admits to three big data breaches 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
More than 300,000 customers affected.
 
Telstra promises to keep customer metadata safe 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
As scheme passes into law.
 
Australia passes data retention into law 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Mammoth last-ditch effort by Greens, indies knocked back.
 
Industry warns site blocking could have unintended consequences 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Highlight need to avoid ASIC blunder.
 
Tech vendors seek legal end to bulk surveillance 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Join privacy advocates to lobby US Congress.
 
Apple patches OS X against FREAK flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite get fix.
 
Brandis reveals data retention will cost telcos $4 per user 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Details estimated cost for ongoing operation of scheme.
 
Hackers breach NSW GovDC website 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | 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.
 
SAP denies building backdoors for NSA 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 17, 2015 | Comment Now 
Says it doesn't customise for specific clients.
 
Australian law enforcement asks for more Facebook user data 
 
Bogus Qantas Facebook page fools consumers 
By Penny Wolf | Mar 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Like-farming scam promises free first class flights.
 
US State Dept shuts down internet systems 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Plans to harden infrastructure to protect data.
 
Google leaks private details of website owners 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Hidden registration data unmasked.
 
Mass interception of email lawful, UK parliamentary committee finds 
By Michael Holden | Mar 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
Thousands of emails a day captured, but only a few are read.
 
Infosec industry splits into political lines in the hunt for spies 
Mar 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
To stop all hackers or only those not on home soil?
 
OAIC issues first report card on Privacy Act 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
Reveals 104 voluntary data breach reports.
 
How NAB, Westpac and CBA try to get the jump on new attackers 
By Ry Crozier | Mar 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Banks comb incoming connections for clues.
 
CIA campaign to break iPhone security unmasked 
By Eric Auchard | Mar 11, 2015 | Comment Now 
Attempted to subvert development tools.
 
US credit union regulator fights to police third-party IT vendors 
 
CIA restructures to focus on cyber ops 
Mar 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Mass overhaul to provide new direction.
 
Pentagon to hire 3000 hackers 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
Seeks to fully staff US Cyber Command.
 
Westpac CISO urges united front on cyber security intel 
By Ry Crozier | Mar 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Collaboration agenda encouraged in federal review.
 
Microsoft warns Windows vulnerable to FREAK bug 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Affects Secure Channel package.
 
Telstra offers customers access to metadata for $25 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Follows recommendation by data retention committee.
 
Pentagon adds cybersecurity to arms criteria 
Mar 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
Weapons buying guidelines to be revised.
 
Journalist metadata could get special treatment 
By Andrew Colley | Mar 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Media union says Government botched retention bill.
 
Why companies aren't investing in cyber security  
By Benjamin Dean | Mar 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Govt policies hindering infosec, not helping.
 
CrimTrac names new boss as Smith exits 
By Andrew Colley | Mar 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Senior staffer of NSW Police Commissioner to take over.
 
A/NZ agencies spy on 'friendlies' for NSA 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Leak reveals sigint ops against Pacific countries, SE Asia.
 
Govt passes law to fine web giants over online bullying 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Take down offending material or pay up.
 
Apple, Google users at risk from FREAK flaw 
By Allie Coyne | Mar 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
US govt intervention in cryptography bites today's users.
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