Security News & Opinions

Data retention bill fails scrutiny test 
By Allie Coyne | 16 hours ago | Comment Now 
Senate committee recommends fixing ill-defined, far-reaching scheme.
 
Australian Govt to rethink cyber security strategy 
By Allie Coyne | 19 hours ago | 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 | 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Cable itself not tapped, CEO says.
 
Australian Govt rolls out cybercrime reporting site 
By John Hilvert | 1 day 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
ACORN pitched as 'national policing initiative'.
 
Sony Pictures suffers network outage after apparent hack 
2 days ago | Comment Now 
Company data may have been stolen.
 
Adobe urges users to patch critical Flash Player flaw 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Attackers quick to exploit earlier, inadequate patch.
 
Google releases enterprise anti-malware tool for Macs 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
"Santa" software arrives in time for Christmas.
 
Regin state-sponsored malware traced to UK, US spies: report 
By Juha Saarinen | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Used in surveillance on EU, Belgian telco.
 
Third-party app data at risk from iOS 'Masque' flaw 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
App developers encouraged to encrypt data on devices.
 
Backdoor trojan discovered stalking high-profile targets 
 
NSA chief admits Chinese cyber attacks could shut down US infrastructure 
4 days ago | 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.
 
Why the G20 Summit won't be hacked 
By Robbie Fordyce, Thomas Apperley | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Global meeting is about as hackable as a dinner party.
 
SA to open $92m data research facility 
By Penny Wolf | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Crunches data to fight online terrorism and crime.
 
Hackers break into hotel wi-fi to attack travelling execs 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bigwigs tricked into downloading malware.
 
US Postal Service systems breached by hackers 
Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
More than 800,000 staff affected.
 
Apple iOS flaw lets attackers replace apps with malware 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Masque Attack tricks users into installing malicious code.
 
Sydney hacker Aush0k disputes AFP charges 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims someone else hacked council website.
 
Pizza Hut's PoS systems suffer year-long malware blast 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
ZeroAccess rootkits cleaned out.
 
Biggest ever Tor raid sees 16 arrested 
Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Underground sites targeted.
 
Largest Microsoft 'patch Wednesday' coming this week 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sixteen flaws patched in biggest update collection this year.
 
Home Depot reveals 53 million more details stolen in hack 
Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Attack reaches same scale as Target breach.
 
US shuts down Silk Road 2.0 website 
Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Charges alleged owner.
 
Raytheon acquires IT security firm for $490m 
Nov 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
Expands capabilities in analysis of complex, rich media intelligence data.
 
Govts push Facebook to hand over more user data 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Australian requests jump 10 percent.
 
Visa defends security of contactless cards  
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims they are safe against rogue foreign transactions.
 
Govt agencies struggle to keep up with patching load 
By Paris Cowan | Nov 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
"I have never seen anything like it," says DHS CIO.
 
JPMorgan found breach through Corporate Challenge site 
Nov 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Intruders used same servers to hack both bank and race website.
 
Pirate Bay cofounder sentenced to jail in Denmark 
Nov 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Anakata to serve 42 months in prison.
 
Govt blasted over data retention laws 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Ludlam asks the ALP to “read the damn bill”.
 
Drupal warns of mass SQL injection website hacks 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
As platform becomes the Australian Government standard.
 
PCEHR privacy breached twice in 12 months 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Users accidentally link to someone else's health record.
 
Hackers breach White House network 
Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Unclassified system suffers intrusion.
 
AFP backs proposed guidelines for website blocking 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
ASIC error could have been avoided, police say.
 
Samsung bites back over Knox security concerns 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Enterprise customers safe, personal users less so.
 
ASIC pushes for telco data interception powers 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
NBN will make traditional sources 'of very little use'.
 
US hacker sentenced to 21 months in prison for $17m scheme 
Oct 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Targeted global banks over two years.
 
iiNet founder Michael Malone backs new infosec company 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wants to bring Defence Force discipline to the private sector.
 
Apple dumps SSL 3.0 for push notifications after POODLE 
 
Microsoft offers two-factor authentication in Windows 10 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Single passwords not secure enough.
 
Privacy complaints hit record levels as OAIC winds down 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Hike in data breaches reported.
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