Security News & Opinions

PayPal takes second cautious step towards Bitcoin 
By Allie Coyne | 2 hours ago | Comment Now 
But not yet ready for full support.
 
iPhone 6 vulnerable to TouchID fingerprint hack 
By Allie Coyne | 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
But researcher not worried about attacks.
 
Microsoft restructures Trustworthy Computing team 
By Juha Saarinen | 5 hours ago | Comment Now 
Moves to Cloud and Enterprise Division.
 
US Senators fight to amend 30 year-old data privacy legislation 
By Danielle Walker | 21 hours ago | Comment Now 
Offshore data requests void if they breach local laws.
 
Telstra expands into digital signatures service 
By Paris Cowan | 1 day 1 hour ago | Comment Now 
Buys stake in DocuSign.
 
Canberra's wi-fi network to block file sharing P2P traffic 
 
Apple blocks govt data requests with iOS 8 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Moves to strengthen privacy provisions.
 
US Govt taking 'unnecessary risks' with Healthcare.gov 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
US watchdog finds website still vulnerable one year on.
 
eBay cross-scripting vulnerability exploited 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Auction site slow to respond.
 
Chinese hacked US military contractors 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Senate panel releases report.
 
Adobe plugs critical security holes in Acrobat, Reader 
By Penny Wolf | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Delayed priority one patches now available.
 
Victoria Police to get ASIO-like spying powers 
By Allie Coyne, Paris Cowan | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
But commissioner remains concerned about data security.
 
Apple gives iCloud two-factor authentication 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Third-party apps will need passwords generated.
 
Govts pressure Google for more user data 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Australian requests dip slightly.
 
Snowden accuses NZ PM of lying about mass surveillance 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Five days out from national election.
 
US govt threatened huge fines to make Yahoo release user data 
 
NSW Police named as FinFisher spyware user 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wikileaks values license at $2.6 million.
 
Wordpress resets logins after Gmail credentials leak 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
600,000 Wordpress accounts found in dump.
 
Researcher uncovers timing attack to decloak Google users 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
But web giant isn't interested in remediating it.
 
Millions of Gmail user credentials posted on web 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Passwords may be from more than one source.
 
Tax office on the hunt for new infosec chief 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
To contribute to 'technology transformation'.
 
BlackPOS malware confirmed in Home Depot US hack  
Sep 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Repeat offender from Target US breach.
 
Hackers claim access to Bitcoin founder's email account 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Used to post abusive forum messages.
 
Salesforce customers targeted by malware 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Dyreza Trojan spreading.
 
Feds propose strict security controls for ICT suppliers 
By Andrew Colley | Sep 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Extra checks to address data breaches.
 
Hopes for industry-led piracy scheme fade 
By Andrew Colley | Sep 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
iiNet remains resistant to graduated response.
 
Infected Linux servers give DDoS attacks some oomph  
 
Apple strengthens iCloud in light of privacy breaches 
Sep 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
CEO admits security could be stronger.
 
Defence fined $5000 for privacy breach 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Slap on the wrist from Privacy Commissioner.
 
Barclays Bank to adopt vein-scanner authentication 
By Steve Slater | Sep 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
To stem the tide of bank fraud.
 
LogMeIn acquires Meldium for $16m  
By Penny Wolf | Sep 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
Adds cloud SSO to IT management portfolio.
 
Hackers break into server for Obamacare website 
 
Crime Commission floats fines for ISPs who won't block sites 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wants a stick to enforce takedown requests.
 
Apple shares slump ahead of Sept 9 iPhone launch 
Sep 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Worst day in nine months follows iCloud breach.
 
Govt backed research body proposes big data for APS staff vetting  
By John Hilvert | Sep 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
But admits 'just because we can do it, does not mean we should'.
 
US Home Depot investigating possible data breach 
Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Banks reportedly trace stolen cards to retailer.
 
Research contradicts Brandis' focus on insider threats 
By John Hilvert | Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Warns against creating an 'oppressive workplace'.
 
Apple washes hands of celebrity iCloud hack 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Commercial motives behind the data theft.
 
Brandis boosts vetting of APS staff to prevent insider threats 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Snowden-type threat ‘worse than malware attacks’.
 
JPMorgan pulls in the FBI to investigate cyber attacks 
Aug 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Other banks reportedly hit.
 
Google chairman says 'unbreakable' encryption will become a reality 
 
IEEE promotes security skills to software developers 
By Steve Gold | Aug 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Opens the 'Centre for Secure Design'.
 
Netflix open sources security meta search tools 
 
ASIC admits to lack of technical knowledge in s313 use 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wants to retain use of website blocking notices.
 
Google patches 50 Chrome vulnerabilities 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Remotely exploitable holes plugged.
 
Aussie, Kiwi spies hooked into NSA metadata search engine 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Leak reveals massive trove of private communications.
 
PlayStation Network taken out by DoS attack 
Aug 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims hack linked to airline security scare.
 
PS&C to splash up to $16.5m on Pure Hacking  
By Allie Coyne | Aug 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
HackLabs parent buys another infosec firm.
 
St George, Westpac to use fingerprint login for mobile banking 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will utilise biometric scanner on iPhone, Galaxy smartphones.
 
Fraudsters target JP Morgan in phishing campaign 
Aug 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Smash and grab steals credentials and infects PCs.
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