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The programs with the most security vulnerabilities in 2014 were not the ones you think

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 17:26
Google Chrome, Oracle Solaris and Gentoo Linux all beat Microsoft's Internet Explorer in having the most vulnerabilities last year, according to Secunia, while IBM software took 40 percent of the Top 20 places.


Half of enterprises have no budget at all for mobile security, survey finds

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:59
Study finds companies gung-ho about mobility and mobile apps, but only throw pennies out to secure them.


Slack confirms security breach, intros two-factor authentication

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:39
Slack has become somewhat of a tech startup darling in the race to revolutionize email (again) ​since launching a few years back.


Severe hotel Wi-Fi network vulnerability patched

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 07:15
A zero-day vulnerability affecting popular hotel Internet gateways has been discovered and closed.


Zero Day Weekly: China leads global cyberattacks, Dell malware risk, air gap hacking

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:15
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending March 26, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.


UK gov't launches hackathon for next-gen cybersecurity specialists

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:59
The UK government is bringing together 50 university students to tackle cybersecurity issues.


​BlackBerry turns Q4 profit, but revenue continues to crater

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:33
BlackBerry's turnaround remains a work in progress, but the company has more than enough capital to see it through. The company does need to stabilize revenue.


PhishMe raises $13m to train enterprise staff in phishing detection

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:30
Could drafting in specialist training prevent company employees from falling for phishing campaigns?


Tasmanian Audit Office reveals 'excessive' online attack risks

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 21:13
The Tasmanian Audit Office has revealed that all five of the state government departments audited for a new report released this week were at excessive risk from online attacks.


Optus rapped for three privacy breaches

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:22
The Australian privacy commissioner has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Optus after investigating three separate privacy breaches at the telco.


Telstra begins preparing for data-retention regime

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 18:04
Following Labor and the government teaming up to pass mandatory data-retention legislation in the Senate on Thursday night, Telstra has announced plans to store the encrypted data in Australia.


Yahoo updates transparency report; promises to scale new email encryption by end of year

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:44
On the financial side of the spectrum, Yahoo's board also approved a new multi-billion stock buyback program.


The Transporter beams you into the future of private cloud

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 07:22
If you want a secure version of Dropbox or Box for your company's private data, then Transporter might be your best option for a cloud service for file syncing and sharing.


Bitcoin exchange Cryptoine hacked

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 06:32
Lax security and poor programming appeared to be at fault, but that's little comfort to the latest swathe of victim virtual currency investors.


Google boosts Safe Browsing API

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:40
The latest update shores up browser defense against malware, phishing and unwanted software.


Mandatory data retention passes Australian parliament

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 01:40
The government and Labor have jointly ensured that the telecommunications data of all Australians will be retained for two years for warrantless access by law-enforcement agencies.


Cisco inks 10-year deal with Australia's Covata

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:53
​Australian digital security company Covata has signed a 10-year global licensing deal with networking giant Cisco.


New Zealand spooks face South Pacific dragnet probe

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:20
​New Zealand's inspector-general of intelligence and security is launching an inquiry into allegations that the Government Communications Security Bureau intercepted the communications of New Zealanders in the South Pacific.


​NSW iVote vulnerability 'overstated'

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 18:30
Researchers' claims that the New South Wales online iVote system was vulnerable to a FREAK attack have been overstated, according to the state's Electoral Commission, which has questioned the researchers' motives.


As the Snowden leaks began, there was "fear and panic" in Congress

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:14
Just a few minutes after the first NSA leak was published, the phones of US lawmakers began to buzz, hours before most of America would find out over their morning coffee.