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Catch of the Day failed to inform AFP on data breach

8 hours 51 min ago
Catch of the Day has been caught out misleading its customers over details of the 2011 data breach, with the Australian Federal Police stating it was not informed of the breach in 2011.

Putin signs data retention law

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 21:02
Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a new law requiring internet companies to retain the personal data of their Russian customers, or face being blocked from access in the country.

RSA's security utopia requires China, US to be friends

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:07
Countries must set aside their differences and work together to create new norms of behavior in an interconnected digital world, or risk having the current digital chaos "bleed" into the physical world, warns RSA chairman Art Coviello.

Samsung and Google provide more details on Knox contribution to Android L

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:45
As businesses look beyond BlackBerry for smartphone security, Samsung and Google step up to the plate. Knox integration is coming in Android L.

Passwords are key when firing employees

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:00
Many companies don't do all they should to secure the company from a potentially hostile former employee. Without the right tools it can be hard.

Tor break talk axed from Black Hat conference

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:32
A highly anticipated talk by two Carnegie Mellon University researchers on how to identify users of the Tor internet privacy network has been axed from the Black Hat USA 2014 conference next month.

What Catbird believes security systems should do

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:00
As enterprise workloads are moved into virtual and cloud computing environments, security has become the elephant in the room. Many organizations do not have effective security policies or technology to enforce those policies. Catbird believes that it has the solution.

Splunk adds risk scoring to latest Enterprise Security app

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:51
With Version 3.1 of its security app, Splunk said the IT teams of its enterprise customers gain more access to security and analytics tools.

Please sign on the dotted line. Electronically.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Businesses and their clients can benefit greatly from electronic signature software and services. The question is, why aren't they doing it? The technology isn't that new and it's way past time to step into the present.

Forensic scientist identifies suspicious 'back doors' running on every iOS device

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:30
During his talk at HOPE/X Jonathan Zdziarski detailed several undocumented services (with names like 'lockdownd,' 'pcapd,' 'mobile.file_relay,' and 'house_arrest') that run in the background on over 600 million iOS devices.

EFF asks you to share your internet to improve security worldwide

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 03:36
The Electronic Frontier Federation is soon to release router software which will allow you to open your internet up to strangers -- while keeping a separate, secure portion for yourself.

Win XP antivirus compared - last time?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 03:00
AV-Test, an independent lab, has tested Windows XP antivirus products, perhaps for the last time. Many products do very well.

Snowden plans to work on anti-surveillance technology

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 02:23
The former NSA contractor, still hidden within Russia, plans to develop anti-surveillance technology following the US government spying scandal.

Huawei's enterprise business helps lift sales by 19 percent YoY

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:41
Despite continued hostile exchanges with the Australian, British, and US governments, Huawei Technologies has reported an increase in revenue and profit for the first half of 2014.

Catch of the Day delays informing Privacy Commissioner of breach

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 22:50
Australian deals website Catch of the Day did not disclose a 2011 data breach to the Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner until last month, despite knowing of the breach at the time it occurred.

Data retention isn't Big Brother: ASIO chief

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:14
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Director-General David Irvine has said critics of the controversial data retention proposals fail to understand the safeguards in place.

Beware the spin behind Australia's new surveillance laws

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:05
Attorney-General Brandis is failing to join the dots when it comes to new ASIO powers and the push for mandatory data retention laws.

Government-grade malware in hacker hands

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 06:18
New research suggests that 'government-grade' malware designed to operate undetected on computer systems is in the hands of cybercriminals who are integrating it into rootkits and ransomware.

New York proposes BitLicense regime for virtual currency firms

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 05:33
New York has published its proposals for how a new framework for Bitcoin companies, putting a lot more red tape around the emerging industry.

You want privacy? Give us the money and the powers so we can do the job, says watchdog

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 04:36
It has been a record year for the Information Commissioner's Office in prosecutions and penalties, but the information age keeps piling on the pressure.