Security News & Opinions

MPs reject e-voting over cost, integrity fears 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
No need to tempt the ‘luck of the Irish’.
 
Microsoft issues urgent patch for critical Windows flaw 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Bug allows attackers to become admins.
 
Encryption, tokenisation to shape future PCI compliance 
By Brett Winterford | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
PCI Security Council mulls response to retail malware attacks.
 
US State Department shuts down email system after hack 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Latest in a campaign by unknown attackers.
 
Inside the early days of Singapore's first privacy regime 
By Paris Cowan | 5 days ago | 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 | 5 days ago | 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.
 
Govt agrees to limit biometric data collection at airports 
 
AFP blocked websites to stop malware spread 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Updated: Section 313 notices issued to target banking malware.
 
Microsoft discovers new Windows zero-day exploiting PowerPoint 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
All Windows versions affected except Server 2003.
 
Staples investigates suspected credit card breach 
Oct 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
North-east US outlets look to be affected.
 
Mac OS X Yosemite sends search, location data to Apple, Microsoft 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
'Spotlight Suggestions' also featured in iOS 8.
 
Australian Govt metadata requests jump 5 percent 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 21, 2014 | Comment Now 
ACMA counts growth in disclosures.
 
Unsecure police radios at centre of Victorian election battle 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will $10 million be enough to do the job?
 
AFP investigates alleged asylum seeker data theft 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 20, 2014 | 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 
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