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LaCie's online payment system breached 
By Ashley Carman | 14 hours ago | Comment Now 
Customer details exposed for almost a year.
 
US retailers agree to share cyber threat data 
1 day 11 hours ago | Comment Now 
Result of Target attack.
 
Heartbleed used to steal Canadian taxpayer data 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
Mounties investigating.
 
Expansion of mass FBI biometrics database raises concerns 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 23 hours ago | Comment Now 
Facial recognition of innocent people.
 
Westpac NZ tests fingerprint scanning for mobile app 
 
Boffins pop Google production server 
By Darren Pauli | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Google replies with meme, funds road trip.
 
Bot masters in cut-throat DDoS fight 
By Darren Pauli | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
DDoS reaches 300,000 connections a minute.
 
NSA denies exploiting 'Heartbleed' bug 
2 days ago | Comment Now 
Claims no knowledge of vulnerability before this month.
 
Heartbleed redux: Private SSL keys, routers, clients exposed 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse.
 
Govt plots national IT security policy 
 
ACCC subscriber email addresses exposed 
By Darren Pauli | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
Security researcher reports breach.
 
US urges businesses to share cyber threat data 
5 days ago | Comment Now 
Not in breach of collusion laws, officials advise.
 
Google rolls out continual app security scan for Android 
 
Aussie big business exposed to dangerous 'heartbleed' hole 
By Darren Pauli | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Patching the bug is just the start.
 
HP pays $115 million to settle US corruption probes 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Bribed foreign governments for contracts, SEC says.
 
British spies' comms interception cleared by watchdog 
 
Banks call for end to regulatory burden on technology 
 
Admins scramble to plug giant OpenSSL security hole 
By Juha Saarinen | Apr 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Mass password and certificate changes required.
 
US movie studios sue Megaupload, Dotcom 
Apr 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Acted as 'unlawful hub for mass distribution', lawsuit claims.
 
Serious OpenSSL bug renders websites wide open 
 
'Nearly unbreakable' crypto modeled off human body    
By Darren Pauli | Apr 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Generates unlimited number of keys, cuts out noise.
 
Dangerous new Zeus malware fools anti-virus 
By Tim Ring | Apr 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Trojan tricks systems.
 
Hacker holds key to free flights 
By Darren Pauli | Apr 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Claims to generate boarding passes with Apple Passbook.
 
Experian investigated over data breach 
By Jim Finkle | Apr 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
Exposure of 200m social security numbers.
 
HP opens Sydney global security response centre 
 
iiNet slams metadata 'fallacy' 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Rails against Govt approach to mandatory data retention.
 
Banks pull out of Target, Trustwave data breach lawsuit 
Apr 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
After Trustwave denies involvement.
 
HP agrees to pay $57m to settle webOS lawsuit 
Apr 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Shareholders miffed by Apotheker's management.
 
CommBank urges Govt to update cyber security strategy 
By Allie Coyne | Apr 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Customers need banking confidence during Snowden era.
 
AWS accused of scanning Android app in secret key hunt 
By Munir Kotadia | Apr 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Making the cloud safer for all?
 
Font flaw allowed Keybase copycats 
By Darren Pauli | Apr 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Security teams pounce.
 
NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought 
 
Word, Excel malware creeping under radar of sysadmins 
By Tim Ring | Mar 31, 2014 | Comment Now 
Stealthy Crigent virus discovered.
 
Microsoft promises to stop searching user accounts for stolen material 
 
Trustwave denies responsibility in Target data breach 
Mar 31, 2014 | Comment Now 
Says relationship was misrepresented.
 
US, UK spies targeting satellite providers 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 31, 2014 | Comment Now 
Chancellor Merkel spied on again.
 
SendGrid hands customer to hacker 
By Darren Pauli | Mar 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Silver-tongued swindler sways staffer.
 
Target lawsuit a ‘call to action’ for PCI DSS compliance 
By Munir Kotadia | Mar 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Make the effort more than once a year.
 
Govts seek increasing volumes of data from Google 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Australian authorities make 780 requests in six months.
 
Sixteen NSW agencies still have no DR, audit finds 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Slow progress on IT security.
 
BlackBerry's enterprise container gets US security clearance 
Mar 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Can run on Apple, Android devices.
 
Banks sue Target over security breach 
By Jonathan Stempel | Mar 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
The fallout continues.
 
auDA to trial DNSsec in .au 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Updated: Four month test.
 
Banking trojan infections double in Australia 
By Munir Kotadia | Mar 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Takes over PC and then attempts to infect victim's mobile device.
 
eBay passwords revealed as username+123456 
By Darren Pauli | Mar 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Flaw allowed anyone to log in to user accounts.
 
Attacks target Microsoft Word zero day 
By Darren Pauli | Mar 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Google reports flaw with Rich Text Format docs.
 
Security flaw believed to affect all Android devices 
By Tim Ring | Mar 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Indiana Uni, Microsoft researchers discover vulnerability.
 
Australia mulls extraditing alleged Silk Road moderator 
Mar 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Accused waived extradition rights.
 
AWS urges developers to scrub GitHub of secret keys 
By Munir Kotadia | Mar 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Devs hit with unexpected bills after leaving secret keys exposed.
 
NSA snooping on Huawei HQ servers 
By Will Dunham | Mar 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Opening the way to "networks of interest" around the world.
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