+ Aust anti-encryption laws ridiculed on world stage; AFP charges laid over Netflix credential stuffing; NSW iVote has crypto trapdoor flaw; and much more

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Wednesday March 13, 2019

  Editor's Note  

We've shifted the day of this week's bumper security bulletin because of a public holiday on Monday in three states. We return to Tuesday next week.

  Latest News  

Credit cards cancelled as Kathmandu reveals online store hacked

By Juha Saarinen

Month-long breach during peak discount period.

Australia's anti-encryption laws ridiculed on world stage

By Ry Crozier

'Not going to end well for anyone'.

Sydney man charged over Netflix, Spotify credential-stuffing, stolen accounts

By Justin Hendry

For alleged involvement in WickedGen.com.

Patch Wednesday plugs exploited Windows vulnerabilities

By Juha Saarinen

Seventeen flaws rated critical.

NSW Electoral Commission confirms iVote contains critical Scytl crypto defect

By Justin Hendry

But declares it unaffected and safe for upcoming state election.

Crypto defect found in Swiss e-voting system

By Justin Hendry

Same software that underpins NSW's iVote.

Turnbull defends Australia front running Huawei 5G ban

By Julian Bajkowski

Laments local forfeiture in telco R&D.

Iranian hackers raid Citrix's enterprise network

By Juha Saarinen

Australian parliament hackers gain remote access.

Google says Chrome on Windows combo zero-day exploited in the wild

By Juha Saarinen

Full details of Chrome bug not yet revealed.

Marriott CEO apologises for data breach, vows improvements

By David Shepardson

Before a US Senate panel.

Britain's Hunt promises 'doctrine of deterrence' against cyberattacks on democracy

By Staff Writer

Economic and diplomatic counter-measures.

Zuckerberg says Facebook's future is going big on private chats

By Paresh Dave

Strategy could frustrate law enforcement surveillance.

State-sponsored espionage group Whitefly behind major Singapore cyberattack

By Angela Moon

Health database attack pinned on smaller group by flyscreen vendor.

Germany does not want to ban Huawei from 5G networks - minister

By Staff Writer

Economy Minister says Berlin will tighten security criteria for all vendors instead.

Huawei, ZTE face retrenchments, espionage claims "so-far unfounded": Fitch

By Julian Bajkowski

Lower prices and cheap credit propels purchases.

Huawei sues US government over federal business ban

By Staff Writers

Last resort for NDAA repeal.

No "silent lambs": China supports Huawei's bid for US legal redress

By Ben Blanchard

Chinese government's top diplomat speaks out.

Propaganda 2.0: Chinese Communist Party's message gets tech upgrade

By Cate Cadell

China's most studious Communist Party members are gathered around their smartphones.

Huawei calls for common cybersecurity standards amidst concerns

By Foo Yun Chee

Urges for governments, telco industry and regulators consensus.

Google plans to ban political ads before Canada election

By Staff Writer

After introduction of stringent transparency rules.

Bad actors try bespoke lies to avoid misinformation detection

By Ry Crozier

NSA, Facebook and Twitter lament weaponisation of the internet.

  Most Read  

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NBN Co argues 'no strong basis' for fixed wireless fines

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