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Google details Knox-inspired enterprise ‘managed profiles’ for Android L

By Liam Tung | 23 July, 2014 09:21

Google and Samsung have clarified that Knox features destined for Android L won’t include the best parts of the Korean company’s enterprise security features for Android.

Apple responds to China’s claim iPhone is a ‘national security threat’

By Liam Tung | 14 July, 2014 09:10

Apple has issued a cautious rebuttal to claims in a Chinese state media report that the iPhone is a national security threat due to a feature that keeps tabs on frequently visited locations.

How to protect children online

By Anthony Caruana | 11 July, 2014 20:30 | 2 Comments

In the old days it was easy. Teach your kids to cross the road safely, stay in well lit areas and avoid contact with strangers. Do those things and life was pretty safe. But today, our children are "friends" with people they have never met and are unlikely to meet IRL (in real life – because now we speak in acronyms and initialisations rather than real words!).

Google catches India with fake certificates, invokes controversial ‘CRLSets’

By Liam Tung | 09 July, 2014 08:24 | 1 Comment

Google has caught and blocked unauthorised digital certificates for several Google domains that were issued by a unit in India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

How to stay protected for Heartbleed and other OpenSSL flaws

By Anthony Caruana | 24 June, 2014 09:21

Heartbleed wasn't just an interesting Internet security story. It was a sign that one of the most fundamental building blocks relied on by many large companies was significantly flawed. Even more staggering was the revelation that the OpenSSL open source code library, that is responsible for SSL communications between systems, had another flaw that went undetected for over a decade.

Reviews

Trend Micro SafeSync online data backup service (50GB)

By Elias Plastiras | 29 June, 2011 16:05

Trend Micro's SafeSync is an Internet-based storage solution that allows you to upload files and access them from any computer or smartphone (iPhone or Android). It's a very similar service to DropBox, but it offers better value for money.

Slideshows

Security 2011 show hits Sydney: Gallery

By Neerav Bhatt | 25 August, 2011 11:49

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has the primary purpose of defending Australia against armed attack such as the Japanese air raids on Darwin and northern Australia during WWII. It also participates in UN peace keeping, operations with allies such as the USA and disaster relief. In essence the ADF is a form of “insurance” against security threats to our nation.

Apple iCloud: A visual tour

By Daniel Ionescu | 08 June, 2011 10:16

Apple's new Web storage system will sync your music, pictures, and more.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.