+ NSW govt told to urgently improve cyber security resilience; Unpatched enterprise SharePoint servers remain under attack; Weak digital keys menace millions of IoT devices; ClickShare presentation devices riddled with vulnerabilities; and much more

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Tuesday December 17, 2019

  Editor's Note  

iTnews' Weekly Security Wrap will be taking a brief pause over the Christmas break and will return with all the cyber news that matters early in the new year!

  Latest News  

ACSC chief Rachel Noble ascends to head ASD

By Justin Hendry

Replaces Mike Burgess.

NSW govt told to urgently improve cyber security resilience

By Justin Hendry

Auditor reveals poor agency self-assessment results.

Unpatched enterprise SharePoint servers remain under attack

By Juha Saarinen

Remote code execution vulnerability without authentication.

Weak digital keys menace millions of IoT devices

By Juha Saarinen

Cheap and easy to crack.

ClickShare presentation devices riddled with vulnerabilities

By Juha Saarinen

PowerPwned presentations.

ATO gets $151m for better storage, security

By Justin Hendry

MYEFO: While Home Affairs gets $31m to improve visa and citizenship processing ICT.

Google tries to smash smishing in Messages

By Juha Saarinen

Verified SMS rolling out in nine countries.

Human Rights Commission wants moratorium on expanding facial recognition

By Julian Bajkowski

Until laws are passed to regulate automated decision making.

Government reveals censorship overhaul, stiff privacy penalties for Digital Platforms

By Julian Bajkowski

eSafety Commissioner granted new plug-pulling and search de-listing powers.

Norway state telco Telenor abandons Huawei, picks Ericsson for 5G

By Victoria Klesty and Terje Solsvik

Gradually removing China's equipment maker after a decade of collaboration over 4G.

Malnourished healthcare cybersecurity creates ransomware epidemic

By Juha Saarinen

Cheaper to pay insurance excess than to add protection.

Italian judge orders Facebook to reopen neo-fascist group's account

By Staff Writer

Appeal by far-right group Casapound upheld.

Mastercard joins with Australia Post on digital identity, but who's using what is deeply unclear

By Julian Bajkowski

Commonwealth Bank, Mastercard's biggest issuer, not mentioned either.

Iran says it foiled "very big" foreign cyber attack

By Staff Writer

Two months after reports of a US cyber operation against the country.

North Korean hackers are working with Eastern European cybercriminals: report

By Raphael Satter

Digital gangsters and state-backed spies are finding common ground online.

Three states complete national face matching database upload

By Justin Hendry

Driver's licence data from millions now in central system.

US senators threaten Facebook, Apple with encryption regulation

By Katie Paul

Unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to law enforcement.

India's privacy bill seeks access to users' data from companies

By Aditya Kalra

Proposals include government powers to request user data to help forge policies.

  Most Read  

CBA slammed by RBA for stalling New Payments Platform

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Google tries to smash smishing in Messages

NBN Co challenges Australia's $60 broadband 'sweet spot'

The tech giants that paid no Aussie tax last year

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