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  • The week in security: Breaches growing, DDoS fiercer, mobile malware “negligible” as battlefronts shift

    As if it wasn't enough that security staff were playing a continuous game of catch-up – investigating an average of 1.5 security breaches per week even as research reveals institutional investors don't believe company boards have the security threat under control – it turns out Australians' world-leading love of social media has made us world-leading targets for ransomware purveyors and malware criminals that are using extremely complex techniques against us.

    David Braue | 20 Apr | Read more

  • The week in security: Security concerns as Australia moves towards data retention

    Consumers are more concerned about credit-card security than they are about their own health, a new survey has concluded. Take it as an indictment of our consumer culture or an indication that our overall health is good, but with California alone reporting a six-fold increase in data breaches the threat is getting bigger all the time. With cybercriminals having developed a tool to optimise their use of stolen credit cards, things are likely to get worse before they get better.

    David Braue | 03 Nov | Read more

  • Bitcoin: Can digital currencies ever be secure?

    Bitcoin, and the other crypto-currencies that are available, have garnered plenty of attention over the last year or so – and not all of that has been good. Some analysts have found strong correlations between the fluctuating exchange rate of Bitcoin and the activities of malware distributors and other nefarious actors. And the recent Mt Gox (a Bitcoin currency exchange) revelations that as much as half a billion dollars of Bitcoin had been stolen, rendering the company insolvent, have highlighted the volatility and transience of virtual currencies.

    Anthony Caruana | 14 Mar | Read more

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  • Advanced endpoint protection for dummies

    Cyberattacks have evolved to become much more complex, however the core techniques employed by malware are usually recycled and largely unchanged. <p> Find out how these targeted attacks affect companies in real world cases and why legacy solutions that focus on detection are insufficient to protect secure enterprise data. Included are also 10 preventative measures you can take to prevent a corporate security breach.

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