Category: cyber crime

With Data Security Becoming More Important Than Ever, More People Are Turning to Encrypted Storage

Over the past few years, the way we perceive digital security has changed a lot. With society’s ever-increasing wariness of how operating systems, social media and applications are using our data, many people are choosing to encrypt their data as a means of restricting access.   Leaking of sensitive data is affecting big companies (and […]

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Theory: The Ashley Madison Hacker is Australian

By now, you’ve probably read about the hacking of AshleyMadison.com, the site that’s been helping married people cheat on their spouses. This led to the data leak of more than 30 million Ashley Madison users. The site has put up a bounty ($500,000 Canadian) for any information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution […]

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It Usually Takes 205 Days Before a Company Detects a Security Breach

According to a recent report, it takes approximately seven months before a company recognizes that it’s been or being hacked. And that’s seven months too long. As reported before, the volume of security threats that organizations deal with regularly are enormous, and that number is more likely to increase than decrease in the future. Examples […]

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Airport Security Networks Can Be Compromised With a Common Laptop

This is the alarming discovery of renowned security expert Billy Rios. He discovered that hackers could have the capability to shut down an airport’s security network just by using a laptop. And this is particularly dangerous, as criminals or terrorists may manipulate the system to conceal weapons from x-ray scanners or the like. What’s ironic […]

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The Australian: The Number of Online Security Attacks Have Tripled in the Last 3 Years

The threat of security breaches has risen to alarming levels and is expected to cost more than $1 billion, according to a report by The Australian. Moreover, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) cautioned that such attacks have been unrelenting (which confirms the suspicions of a lot of IT managers today), noting that a 20% […]

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Australia to post cyber crime fighters overseas

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) will place members within Interpol, Europol, and Pittsburgh’s National Centre of Cyber Training Alliance to help fight against cybercrime. The agency’s manager of Cyber Crime Operations, High Tech Crime Operations, commander Glen McEwan said the move follows Australia’s agreement to share certain information with international crime-fighting agencies to crack down […]

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PC Magazine gives Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT FIPS Editor’s Choice pick

PC magazine says that while it may not be flashy, the Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT FIPS will provide you with the data security that is really important. “If data security is a concern, Apricorn’s Aegis Padlock DT FIPS is a 4-terabyte encrypted external hard drive with multiple layers of security and features that make it […]

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Apricorn introduces new external hard drive

Accounting Today’s Mark Cohn has given the new Apricorn Padlock DT external hard drive a thumbs up in his review of the device. “All in all, the drive provides good protection for files and helps keep them secure,” Cohn said in his review. Part of Apricorn’s Aegis line, the Padlock DT  is designed for desktop use […]

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Protecting intellectual property higher priority for execs than protecting customer data: survey

Australia’s IT security professionals believe that protecting a company’s intellectual property is more important to executives than protecting their customers’ data, according to the findings of a new survey performed by the Ponemon Institute. The study, Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: Australia Part 2, found that despite the fact that there were more known data security […]

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Online shopping, banking at risk from increased hacking

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the technology behind making online banking and shopping secure, but it is coming under increasing threat by hackers & criminals, which could cause problems for the $680 billion dollar a year global e-commerce market. However, Dave Jevans of IronKey, has said, “What is good is that the security community is […]

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