Believe it or not but ‘123456’ and ‘password’ are still used by people today as passwords.
Tech giant Microsoft wants to rid the world of "dumb" passwords to improve online security. But maybe it's the password itself we should dump.
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Governments worldwide appear to be escalating a hacking arms race.
We still haven't worked out if cyber security spending is delivering results.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces the federal government’s Cyber Security Strategy today.
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The Australian Government's Cyber Security Strategy appears to be a mixed bag when it comes to protecting your personal information.
Cyber crime costs the Australian economy millions of dollars a year.
Cyber security is now a priority for the government, with $230 million committed to its new Cyber Security Strategy. But is it enough?
Malcolm Turnbull says businesses and governments must better educate and empower employees to use sound practices online.
Australian public and private sector organisations and individuals are facing malicious cyber activity that is unprecedented in scale and reach, Malcolm Turnbull warns.
Internet connected devices like webcams are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Internet of Things.
Millions of new devices are going online as the Internet of Things expands. But many have security or privacy holes. Here's what to look for to keep yourself safe online.
Cybercriminals take advantage of computer users’ lack of education about their methods.
Cyberattacks are on the rise in South Africa. New legislation is important, but it won't solve the problem if it's not accompanied by user education.
A man displays a protest message on his iPhone at a rally in support of Apple’s refusal to help the FBI access the iPhone of a shooter involved in San Bernardino mass killing.
Now that Apple has refused to build a backdoor into its own device, should the FBI turn to ethical hackers to gain access to a terror suspect's iPhone?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presents the defence white paper at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.
The Turnbull government’s defence white paper identifies key risks to Australia’s security environment in the next two decades.
Defence Minister Marise Payne inherited a draft of the defence white paper last year, but wanted to put her own stamp on it.
The defence white paper will pledge an additional $29.9 billion in defence spending over the coming decade and support for businesses to innovate in areas such as cyber security and aeronautics.
Plans to introduce voice and facial recognition technology for online shopping and banking point to a password-free future.
An out of date operating system can let the hackers in to your computer network.
Microsoft warned back in 2014 that anyone continuing to use Windows XP, once it ended support, would be vulnerable to attack. So why are some organisations still using the old operating system?
Malcolm Turnbull strongly backed Barack Obama’s calls for Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Malcolm Turnbull has directly lobbied United States legislators to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Your broadband router might not look like much, but it’s your first line of defence against cyber attack.
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New research has found the firmware that runs most broadband routers is years out of date and riddled with potential security holes.
This man won’t keep you safe.
James Bond and his ilk are out-dated. Better understanding and sharing of data will save more lives than spies.
Cyber criminals have found a way to harvest data from iPhones and iPads using the weak point in Apple's otherwise top security system - app developers.
How secure are your passwords?
No matter how many times people are warned to set strong secure passwords, many don't. So why do people take the risk? And is there anything else they can do to be more secure online?
Which operating system is safer from a hack attack?
The argument has been raging for years: which operating system is the safest when it comes to security. Has the latest software upgrades from the tech giants changed anything?
Once a software maker learns about a “zero-day” vulnerability, there’s usually no time left to fix it.
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“Zero-days” are serious vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the software maker or user. They are so named because developers find out about the security vulnerability the day that it is exploited…