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Taking a much closer look at what’s going on inside malware. MuchMania/Shutterstock.com

Inside the fight against malware attacks

How do malware analysts examine software that's designed to wreak havoc with computers? By using tools that watch software's inner workings very closely.
How secure is your vote? Hands with votes illustration via shutterstock.com

Securing the voting process: Four essential reads

While voter fraud - despite recent allegations - is rare, how do we ensure the ballots we cast are counted accurately? If so, how? Our experts offer background and insight.
Western governments are threatening to undermine the encryption that keeps our online communications private. Shutterstock

Governments undermining encryption will do more harm than good

An open letter signed by security experts from around the world is calling on governments to protect encryption rather than undermine it in a quixotic attempt to tackle terrorism.
These days anyone can download the tools used for cyber crime. Ivan David Gomez Arce/Flickr

Hackers’ kit bag: the tools that terrorise the internet

Hacking is a state of mind. Traditionally, hackers like to discover, understand and share the secrets they expose. They like to laugh at the dumb things they find. They’re not necessarily in it for the…
No longer a ‘hipster thing’ … even governments are embracing typewriters. Christian Gonzalez/Flickr

Typewriters, not touchscreens … security the old-fashioned way

In writing, music, photography and other areas, “outdated” technologies have initially been valued for their retro, nostalgic appeal in the hipster culture. Vinyl is one of the most notable technologies…
You could still be at risk from the Heartbleed bug. Igor Stevanovic

The Heartbleed bug continues to pose risks for people

It’s been almost three months since the Heartbleed bug was revealed and many thousands of computer servers still need to be fixed. The Australian government’s Stay Smart Online initiative this week points…

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