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Govt blasted over data retention laws 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Ludlam asks the ALP to “read the damn bill”.
 
Drupal warns of mass SQL injection website hacks 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
As platform becomes the Australian Government standard.
 
PCEHR privacy breached twice in 12 months 
By Paris Cowan | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Users accidentally link to someone else's health record.
 
Hackers breach White House network 
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Unclassified system suffers intrusion.
 
AFP backs proposed guidelines for website blocking 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
ASIC error could have been avoided, police say.
 
Samsung bites back over Knox security concerns 
By Allie Coyne | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
Enterprise customers safe, personal users less so.
 
ASIC pushes for telco data interception powers 
By Allie Coyne | 5 days ago | Comment Now 
NBN will make traditional sources 'of very little use'.
 
US hacker sentenced to 21 months in prison for $17m scheme 
5 days ago | 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 
 
FBI urges companies to build spying tools into devices 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Wants entry through 'front door, not back door'.
 
ASD staff move into Australia’s new security hub 
By Brett Winterford | Oct 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Seeks to exchange threat data with telcos, other industries.
 
FBI seeks out victims of recent industrial espionage hack 
Oct 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Detects suspected Chinese cyber intrusion.
 
OpenSSL plugs high severity vulnerability 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
0.9.8 end-of-life countdown starts.
 
Vic Govt agencies failing to patch, monitor access controls 
By Paris Cowan | Oct 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Auditor-General calls on CIOs to focus on security.
 
Google finds vulnerability in SSL web encryption 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
Details fix for 'POODLE' attack.
 
Russian hackers use Windows zero-day to spy on NATO, EU 
By Jim Finkle | Oct 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
SandWorm Team active for five years.
 
Dropbox creds posted online in attempted extortion 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 14, 2014 | 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 | Oct 14, 2014 | 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.
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