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BlackBerry building self-destructing phone with Boeing 
 
US investigation identifies Sony hacking as state-sponsored 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
North Korea fingered as the perpetrator.
 
ICANN stung in phishing attack 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Several systems compromised.
 
Delta site flaw lets passengers access others' boarding passes 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Online check-in system vulnerability discovered.
 
Ex-Sony employees sue over data breach 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Claim company failed to protect data.
 
Android apps accessing user data without asking 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Issue affects Android 4.3 and older.
 
FBI warns Iranian hackers targeting US energy, defense firms 
Dec 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
'Flash' report helps industry thwart attackers.
 
AirWatch hole allowed access to other tenant's data 
 
Aviation bodies unite to tackle cyber threats 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Concerned hackers could threaten lives.
 
Tech giants team up to create standard for 2FA 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Forgo patents in bid to get rid of single-­factor log-ins.
 
Australian sites vulnerable to new POODLE attack 
 
Google App Engine vulnerable to Java VM sandbox bypass: report 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Researchers kicked out of GAE before work was completed.
 
US launches cybercrime unit in reaction to spying concerns 
Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
New division will work with private sector to strengthen security.
 
Sony attack was 'unparalleled' and 'well-organised' 
Dec 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Security firm makes first comments on investigation.
 
Govt names new national security law watchdog 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Appoints former NSW Supreme Court judge.
 
Westpac offers fingerprint log-in for mobile banking 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
St George's iPhone, Samsung project expands across bank.
 
North Korean diplomat denies Pyongyang role in Sony hack 
 
PayPal patches account hijacking flaw 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bug bounty program unearths serious vulnerability.
 
Sony Pictures still struggling eight days after hack 
Dec 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Execs confirm 'large amount' of confidential data stolen.
 
Australian law enforcement tracking Bitcoin use on black market 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Crime Commission details Project Longstrike.
 
IBM plugs Tivoli MDM cross-scripting flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Users told to upgrade to secure version.
 
Boost for terror law monitor powers proposed in new bill 
By Allie Coyne | Dec 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
INSLM needs ability to review draft legislation, Greens senator says.
 
FBI warns of 'destructive' malware attack on US companies 
Dec 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
'Watershed event' follows Sony breach.
 
Hackers breach banker, healthcare email systems to game shares 
Dec 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
'FIN4' group gaining access through phishing.
 
Intel buys PasswordBox 
By Euan Rocha | Dec 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Chip company's security unit buys into password management.
 
Sony hires Mandiant to clean up after cyber attack 
Dec 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Reportedly investigating North Korean hackers.
 
Xero users demand two-factor authentication 
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Company won't give timeframe for introduction.
 
ACMA creates self-service portal for malware diagnosis 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Botnet cleaning made somewhat simpler for ISPs, network operators.
 
Syrian Electronic Army attacks high-profile media sites 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Gigya login service redirected.
 
Data retention bill fails scrutiny test 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Senate committee recommends fixing ill-defined, far-reaching scheme.
 
Australian Govt to rethink cyber security strategy 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Six-year old policy to be refreshed.
 
US-CERT issues alert for Regin state-sponsored malware 
 
Southern Cross Cable telcos 'partnered' with spy agencies 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Cable itself not tapped, CEO says.
 
Australian Govt rolls out cybercrime reporting site 
By John Hilvert | Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
ACORN pitched as 'national policing initiative'.
 
Sony Pictures suffers network outage after apparent hack 
Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Company data may have been stolen.
 
Adobe urges users to patch critical Flash Player flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Attackers quick to exploit earlier, inadequate patch.
 
Google releases enterprise anti-malware tool for Macs 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
"Santa" software arrives in time for Christmas.
 
Regin state-sponsored malware traced to UK, US spies: report 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Used in surveillance on EU, Belgian telco.
 
Third-party app data at risk from iOS 'Masque' flaw 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
App developers encouraged to encrypt data on devices.
 
Backdoor trojan discovered stalking high-profile targets 
Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Compared to Duqu and Stuxnet.
 
NSA chief admits Chinese cyber attacks could shut down US infrastructure 
Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Reveals evidence of reconnaissance missions.
 
MPs reject e-voting over cost, integrity fears 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
No need to tempt the ‘luck of the Irish’.
 
Microsoft issues urgent patch for critical Windows flaw 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bug allows attackers to become admins.
 
Encryption, tokenisation to shape future PCI compliance 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
PCI Security Council mulls response to retail malware attacks.
 
US State Department shuts down email system after hack 
Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Latest in a campaign by unknown attackers.
 
Inside the early days of Singapore's first privacy regime 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
"Still a fair amount of work to do" in data hosting hotspot.
 
Tech giants push for legal curbs on govt surveillance 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
More work needed to rein in spy agencies.
 
Data retention bill over the top, committee finds 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Human rights parliamentary committee says 'get a warrant'.
 
US weather systems hacked, satellites affected 
Nov 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Four websites targeted.
 
Immigration breached Privacy Act with data leak 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pilgrim slams "copy and paste" of asylum seeker data.
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