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Japan's banking malware surge pushes Australia out of top 10

By David Braue | 13 August, 2014 08:44

Australians may be getting smarter about banking scams after new figures from Trend Micro saw the country fall out of list of the top 10 countries most affected by banking malware.

PayPal glitch caused ‘freeze’ on anti-spy ProtonMail’s fundraising account

By Liam Tung | 02 July, 2014 07:23

PayPal caused a storm on Tuesday after freezing, albeit temporarily, the crowd-funding account of anti-government snooping email startup, ProtonMail — but PayPal says it was just a technical problem.

What does a Bitcoin robbery look like?

By Anthony Caruana | 30 May, 2014 13:31

Kayne Naughton, is a technologist and security researcher with Asymmetric Security. During AusCERT 2014 he took a look into the murky world of Bitcoin and examined the good, bad and ugly of this new currency.

Windows XP usage a concern for CERT Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 30 May, 2014 10:14

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Australia is urging companies that haven’t migrated off the Windows XP operating system (OS) to start doing so because they are at increased risk of network vulnerability.

Barclays investigates lost customer files sold to rogue traders

By Liam Tung | 10 February, 2014 09:03

Barclays Bank has launched an investigation after confirming a report that sensitive files on thousands of customers was stolen and sold as leads.

Slideshows

AISA National Conference: In pictures

By Zennith Geisler | 11 November, 2011 10:39

- Amazon, Apple and Google know more about you than your doctor or lawyer - and Commbank is jealous as hell. - Don’t trust an organisation that doesn’t have a face - because then you can’t punch it in when they screw up, said Marcus Ranum. - 78 percent of the world’s population doesn’t have access to a computer or the internet and therefore avoid all IT security problems.

Opinions

Opinion: How safe is your customer identity data?

By Anton Koren | 14 July, 2011 22:52

Some of the world’s largest corporations have recently fallen victim to hacking attacks and identify data theft, while other online businesses have been compromised and sidelined for days or weeks, losing millions of dollars in revenue and suffering significant reputational damage. It’s never been more important for companies to act in order to avoid becoming the next victim of identity data theft.

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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.