Security News & Opinions

Insecure police radios at centre of Victorian election battle 
By Allie Coyne | 16 hours ago | Comment Now 
Will $10 million be enough to do the job?
 
AFP investigates alleged asylum seeker data theft 
By Paris Cowan | 16 hours ago | Comment Now 
Second breach “completely unacceptable” if true, says secretary.
 
NSA exec's second job with cyber security firm raises eyebrows 
 
Obama signs Executive Order on payment security 
 
NSW Police arrest another alleged Liberty Reserve fraudster 
 
Committee rules against expanding biometric data collection 
 
FBI urges companies to build spying tools into devices 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Wants entry through 'front door, not back door'.
 
ASD staff move into Australia’s new security hub 
By Brett Winterford | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Seeks to exchange threat data with telcos, other industries.
 
FBI seeks out victims of recent industrial espionage hack 
4 days ago | Comment Now 
Detects suspected Chinese cyber intrusion.
 
OpenSSL plugs high severity vulnerability 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
0.9.8 end-of-life countdown starts.
 
Vic Govt agencies failing to patch, monitor access controls 
By Paris Cowan | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Auditor-General calls on CIOs to focus on security.
 
Google finds vulnerability in SSL web encryption 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Details fix for 'POODLE' attack.
 
Russian hackers use Windows zero-day to spy on NATO, EU 
By Jim Finkle | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
SandWorm Team active for five years.
 
Dropbox creds posted online in attempted extortion 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Cloud storage company denies hack.
 
JPMorgan to double infosec spending to $570m after hack 
 
Senate inquiry hears calls for crackdown on 3D printed guns 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Victoria Police warns of 'significant risk' to police, citizens.
 
Spy watchdog to hire more staff to manage ASIO oversight 
 
HP to revoke certificate that mistakenly signed malware 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will re-issue new digital signature.
 
Leak suggests NSA used secret agents to infiltrate networks 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sentry Eagle program conducted in cooperation with industry.
 
Retailers' PoS systems ransacked by malware 
Oct 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Kmart and Dairy Queen stores hit across the United States.
 
Symantec confirms split into IT, security companies 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Plans separation by end of 2015.
 
Siemens industrial products Shellshocked 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Patches on the way for critical infrastructure comms devices.
 
China armed forces plan improved cyber security 
Oct 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Accelerated development of local software included in plan.
 
Banking credentials stealing malware hits Aussie users 
By Adam Greenberg | Oct 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Russian crims target mainly US systems.
 
AT&T alerts customers to insider data breach 
 
Romanian hackers try to Shellshock Yahoo servers 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Does not qualify for Bug Bounty awards.
 
Microsoft crowns Azure ready for Aus govt workloads 
By Brett Winterford | Oct 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Ticks off a few compliance items prior to launch.
 
NSW Police makes 29th arrest in Liberty Reserve fraud ring 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sydney man charged over $139,000 theft.
 
JPMorgan reveals 83 million customers exposed by hack 
Oct 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
True extent of data breach finally made public.
 
Interpol opens Asia-Pac cyber crime centre 
Oct 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Singapore facility to host 200 staff.
 
Telstra warns of phishers targeting 700MHz spectrum trial 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Free iPhone 6 promised to first 100 to update details.
 
Anon FBI snitch Sabu attacked Aussie govt sites  
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Dept of Finance-managed websites hit.
 
Xen bug made AWS, Rackspace data vulnerable to leaking 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Rackspace chief exec apologises.
 
US cracks suspected hacking ring with Aussie roots 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Two plead guilty to theft of Xbox source code, US Army software.
 
Parliament passes law to let ASIO tap entire internet 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Greens effort to limit devices fails.
 
Privacy Commissioner warns business to fix Shellshock 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Ignoring the threat risks breaching the Privacy Act.
 
Apple iOS 8 reset bug deletes iCloud Drive files 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
iCloud service goes down.
 
Apple patches OS X against Shellshock flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Patches out for Mountain Lion and Lion.
 
WA teachers access student email with tweaked Office 365  
By Paris Cowan | Sep 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Lack of independent oversight raises privacy ire.
 
Further flaws render Shellshock patch ineffective 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Patched systems remain vulnerable.
 
Rackspace forced to reboot cloud over Xen bug 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sydney servers restart on Wednesday.
 
Vodafone reveals plans to store users' online activity 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Says retrieval under Govt proposal will impose massive cost.
 
First Shellshock botnet attacks Akamai, US DoD networks 
 
Senate rejects attempt to limit ASIO's access to devices 
 
jQuery.com website suffers second attack in a month 
 
Bash bug could be 'worse than Heartbleed'  
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
First patch for Shellshock may not be a complete fix.
 
Qld police need better digital protection: union 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Encrypted radio, smart devices required under heightened terror threat.
 
European banks put cyber crime under the lens 
Sep 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Pin hopes on improved cooperation with law enforcement.
 
PayPal takes second cautious step towards Bitcoin 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Not yet ready for full support.
 
iPhone 6 vulnerable to TouchID fingerprint hack 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
But researcher not worried about attacks.
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