Category: online security

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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Here Are the Top-Level Domains Everyone Should Avoid

In an ideal digital world, people would be able to easily avoid spam and malware sites because they’ll be grouped together under a common top-level domain. But according to a new report from Blue Coat, such domain groupings do exist. Yes, they aren’t tagged as “.spam” or something blatantly obvious, but there are indeed top-level […]

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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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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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Report: Nearly 50% of IT Managers Believe that They Are Targets of Weekly Security Attacks

About half of Australian IT managers believe their respective organisations are targeted by security attacks every week. More distressingly, one in eight of them  think that they had been attacked in the past minute—which supports the idea that attacks are non-stop. These are the findings of a survey conducted by Centrify, an identity management firm, […]

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The Fight for Greater Online Privacy

Years after Edward Snowden exposed the U.S. government’s online surveillance efforts, people have been clamoring for increased privacy. And to answer that call, developers have taken on the challenge of improving internet security. But despite the appeal for it and developers providing users with better options, consumers just aren’t biting. Not even the simplest of […]

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Fact: Insiders Are Often the Culprits in Network Security Breaches

Over the past few years, there have been a number of security breaches in financial services enterprises. And because of these, financial companies now face larger scrutiny in terms of the security of their respective networks. As they work to beef up their defenses and rebuild the fragmented trust of their customers, they’re now under […]

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Over $1 million in Woolworths Gift Cards Leaked

This week we learn an important lesson: Preventing a network breach is just as important as ensuring confidential internal documents are kept confidential. Gift cards valued at over $1 million have been canceled after a Woolworths staffer accidentally sent details of the cards to more than 1,000 people. Read more on this story here.

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Kiwi businesspeople have little faith in businesses’ data security

An Insurance Council study reveals most people do not believe New Zealand businesses are well prepared for hacking and keeping data secure. About 750 people were interviewed nationwide and just 21% of respondents were confident businesses were prepared. Insurance Council chief executive Tim Grafton estimated cyber-related crimes cost New Zealand more than $625 million a […]

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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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