Spotlight on Cyber Security Spotlight on Cyber Security

Most infosec leaders agree that traditional security methods, on their own, are no longer enough to combat advanced new threats. But what new techniques and strategies are they using? What lessons have they learnt from breaches?

iTnews will provide some answers to these questions in our Spotlight on Cyber Security, coinciding with the Australian Information Security Association’s national conference on 10-12 October.

Data centre storage performance hurt by Meltdown-Spectre patches

Data centre storage performance hurt by Meltdown-Spectre patches

More work to do, Intel says.
Jan 18 2018 1:35PM
New Android malware has advanced spying capabilities

New Android malware has advanced spying capabilities

Reminiscent of the Hacking Team malware.
Jan 17 2018 8:25AM
Man charged with running stolen creds site LeakedSource

Man charged with running stolen creds site LeakedSource

Canadian allegedly traded billions of records.
Jan 16 2018 12:04PM
Virtual currency miners target web servers with malware

Virtual currency miners target web servers with malware

Monero mining marauders maul machines.
Jan 16 2018 6:55AM
Google promises Spectre fix that won't slow PCs

Google promises Spectre fix that won't slow PCs

Wants industry to adopt Retpoline.
Jan 15 2018 11:48AM
New Intel flaw leaves corporate laptops wide open

New Intel flaw leaves corporate laptops wide open

Attackers need only 30 seconds to get in.
Jan 15 2018 6:00AM
US lower house passes NSA surveillance bill

US lower house passes NSA surveillance bill

Overrides privacy objections.
Jan 12 2018 11:11AM
Microsoft encrypts Skype messages through Signal

Microsoft encrypts Skype messages through Signal

New private conversations feature.
Jan 12 2018 8:30AM
Intel releases Meltdown microcodes for thousands of processors

Intel releases Meltdown microcodes for thousands of processors

Linux users can apply errata patches from the operating system.
Jan 12 2018 6:24AM
Meltdown and Spectre patch stops Ubuntu computers from booting

Meltdown and Spectre patch stops Ubuntu computers from booting

Users report issues.
Jan 11 2018 6:47AM
Meltdown and Spectre fix will slow down machines

Meltdown and Spectre fix will slow down machines

Benchmark tests from Intel, Red Hat and Microsoft.
Jan 10 2018 7:01AM
Intel to create internal infosec group after chip flaw

Intel to create internal infosec group after chip flaw

Several executives shift across.
Jan 9 2018 5:55PM
Microsoft's Spectre fix bricks PCs with older AMD CPUs

Microsoft's Spectre fix bricks PCs with older AMD CPUs

Athlons and Semprons affected.
Jan 9 2018 6:35AM
Western Digital shuts remotely exploitable NAS backdoor

Western Digital shuts remotely exploitable NAS backdoor

Issues firmware upgrade.
Jan 8 2018 5:46PM
Govt-certified clouds face questions on chip flaws

Govt-certified clouds face questions on chip flaws

Meltdown and Spectre cause local concern.
Jan 8 2018 6:47AM
Intel faces fallout after chip security flaw disclosed

Intel faces fallout after chip security flaw disclosed

On the hook for compensation.
Jan 5 2018 9:36AM
US Homeland Security sheds light on data breach

US Homeland Security sheds light on data breach

Follows leaked documents late last year.
Jan 4 2018 12:49PM
Critical chip flaw affects Intel, AMD and ARM

Critical chip flaw affects Intel, AMD and ARM

Google reveals research role, origins of vulnerability.
Jan 4 2018 10:19AM
Major Intel chip flaw may hurt performance

Major Intel chip flaw may hurt performance

Updated: Intel denies product flaw, says other chipmakers affected.
Jan 3 2018 1:33PM
"123456" tops list of worst passwords again

"123456" tops list of worst passwords again

'Password' steady in second.
Dec 28 2017 9:49AM

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