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Effective security techniques we don't follow enough

11 hours 21 min ago
In almost every security incident there's some best practice that someone didn't follow. Here are six security technologies and techniques that would help in these cases.

Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10

14 hours 13 min ago
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.

Not been a victim of cyber-crime yet? You're now in the minority

15 hours 47 min ago
A report released by Get Safe Online shows that while more than half the population has been affected only a third report it.

After attack on Chinese iCloud users, Apple issues browser security notice

17 hours 52 min ago
Apple has provided a lesson in browser security after hackers hijack connections to iCloud.com in China.

Hidden camera fingerprints link photos to individuals

18 hours 5 min ago
If the NSA's unconstitutional surveillance of Americans isn't creepy enough, how about an automated tool that links your camera to you through social media? Hidden info stored on every photo makes it possible.

GCHQ boss defends internet trawl, but rejects mass surveillance claims

18 hours 14 min ago
Criminals hide in the darkest places of the internet, says the outgoing director of GCHQ, and we have to enter that labyrinth to find them.

Website blocking is not internet filtering: Australian government

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 23:50
The Department of Communications has argued that forcing ISPs to block certain websites under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act is not a form of internet filtering.

ABS gets tough on internal data access

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 21:08
Following the arrest of a staff member, the Australian Bureau of Statistics is implementing all of the recommendations that were made to the organisation to strengthen its sensitive information controls.

Google takes 2FA a touch further with Security Key

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 20:29
Two-factor authentication within Google Chrome has been extended to support USB keys instead of one-time codes.

New Windows zero day being exploited through PowerPoint

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:50
A vulnerability exists in Windows OLE for all versions except Server 2003. The company has released a workaround to block known attacks, but newer attacks could still get through.

iCloud attack is blunt and obvious

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:57
A man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack in China against logins to Apple's iCloud is easily-detected by web browsers, but appears sophisticated in other ways.

Duo Security announces U2F authentication support

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:09
U2F is Universal 2nd Factor, the first FIDO Alliance standard for two-factor authentication. The goal: simple systems to combat phishing and other credential breaches.

Apple seeks to allay concerns over Yosemite Spotlight data collection

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:27
Apple is ruffling features by collecting search and location data from OS X Yosemite users through Spotlight features that some argue should be off by default.

One in three tech job hunters have inaccurate CVs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:54
Tech CVs are more likely to be inaccurate than those in staffing or financial services.

Chinese government accused of attacking Apple's iCloud

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:57
Fingers have been pointed at the Chinese government over alleged cyberattacks targeted at Apple's iCloud with the aim of furtively lifting user data.

Staples investigates possible data breach, credit card fraud

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:40
Staples has become the latest US retailer to have potentially suffered cyberattack.

Cloud security: Think you're blocking staff access to certain sites? Think again

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:21
Stopping staff using certain web services may be in decline outside regulatory environments, but even where it is being attempted it may be falling well short of its aims.

Knox-enabled Galaxy devices approved for US classified use

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:37
Samsung Electronics' Knox-enabled Galaxy devices have become the first mobile gadgets to be NIAP validated and approved for classified use by the US government, reports ZDNet Korea's Cho Mu-hyun.

Australian government warrantless data requests pass 500,000

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:04
The Australian communications watchdog has revealed that Australian government agencies are accessing more data than we previously thought.

Apple adds a few more security fixes in iOS 8.1

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:46
It's only about a month since iOS 8.0 was released so there's not much new in security patches to add to 8.1. Two of the fixes also show up in a new Apple TV version.