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After alleged iCloud breach, here's how to secure your personal cloud

4 hours 42 min ago
A hacker may have been responsible for leaking explicit photos of celebrities due to a weak link in their Apple iCloud accounts. Here's what you can do to keep your embarrassing selfies (and company secrets) out of the public eye.

Apple patches 'Find My iPhone' exploit

13 hours 7 min ago
Apple has patched an exploit with its Find My iPhone online service that may have been used by hackers to gain access to personal photos stored on iCloud accounts belonging to some 100 celebrities.

In the event of a crisis, Estonia plans to rely on its allies to hold its critical systems

17 hours 58 min ago
Under a new plan known as 'data embassies', duplicates of essential databases and services stored or run from secure datacentres on foreign soil.

Government surveillance requests to Telstra rise

19 hours 11 min ago
As the Australian government looks to force telcos to retain customer data for law-enforcement investigations, the number of requests for customer data that Telstra is receiving from Australian law-enforcement agencies has risen in the last six months.

White House revamps tech management, Hillary's not a cloud expert, and more bank hacks [Government IT Week]

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:00
It's time once again to go around the world and see what's happening in government IT. Here's a Labor Day shoutout to all our American readers.

Hacker 'Rawshark' disrupts NZ election campaign

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:25
A Cabinet minister has resigned after an email revealed her contact with a controversial blogger.

Nigeria launches new biometric ID card - brought to you by Mastercard

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:55
13 million person pilot of national identity card combines both biometric verification for state services and a prepayment wallet aimed at bringing financial services to the poorest.

Forget your first pet's name, now you can prove your identity with the unique way you use your mouse

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:44
A startup is using the quirks of how users interact with their devices to do away with all those annoying security questions that appear when you log in from somewhere new.

How film studios want to use data retention to crack down on piracy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:23
Data retention will be a useful tool in a proposal from the content industry to get ISPs to match IP addresses connected to alleged infringers with customer accounts.

What went wrong with Microsoft's August updates?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:05
UPDATED. Buggy updates are certainly a problem, but the company's poor communication of the problems is an even bigger cause for concern.

FBI investigates hack of JPMorgan, other US banks

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:56
JPMorgan is reportedly one of multiple US banks which have suffered network breaches resulting in the loss of customer data.

Microsoft smokes out 1,500 bogus Windows 8 apps from its app store

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:13
Microsoft is toughening its stance on rogue apps in the Microsoft Store and Windows Phone Store.

Leaked paper reveals Australia's obsessive metadata secrecy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:48
The Australian government has been discussing a detailed data-retention wish list with internet service providers for more than four years — with citizens kept in the dark.

AFP accidentally lets sensitive metadata go public

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:47
The Australian Federal Police inadvertently let sensitive metadata from an active criminal investigation be published online, after providing documents that had not been redacted to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.

ASIO chief unfussed by data-retention bypasses

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:43
The ease of technical bypasses to avoid being captured by a mandatory data-retention regime is not a concern to ASIO director-general David Irvine.

Microsoft reissues flawed Windows security update with new flaws

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:58
UPDATED. A new version of MS14-045 has been pushed to Windows Update and the Download Center. Microsoft strongly recommends that users uninstall the old version first.

Google updates business, education, cloud security certifications

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:19
The latest security audits also blanket additional coverage for Google+ and Hangouts.

Protect your devices with a $10 'USB Condom'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:29
The USB Condom is a small and unobtrusive dongle that effectively turns any USB cable into a secure 'charge-only' cable to allow safe recharging from untrusted USB ports.

Want Windows XP SP4? Unofficial versions are on the way

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:26
Microsoft withdrew support for Windows XP in April. That's been the cue for some in the developer community to work on new service packs for the elderly operating system.

Fortinet establishes R&D lab in Singapore

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:28
IT security vendor sets up research facility in the Asian market to support threat intelligence as well as emergency threat response.