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Criminals who hide their computers shouldn’t go free. Computer criminal via shutterstock.com

Don’t let cybercriminals hide from the FBI

If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces the federal government’s Cyber Security Strategy today. AAP Image/Dean Lewins

Individuals not the priority in the Cyber Security Strategy

The Australian Government's Cyber Security Strategy appears to be a mixed bag when it comes to protecting your personal information.
Malcolm Turnbull says businesses and governments must better educate and empower employees to use sound practices online. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull warns of growing cyber aggression

Australian public and private sector organisations and individuals are facing malicious cyber activity that is unprecedented in scale and reach, Malcolm Turnbull warns.
2015 saw us complete our exploration of all nine planets (including dwarf planet Pluto) in our solar system. NASA

2015, the year that was: Science + Technology

2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
If an online offer seems too good to be true, it probably is and you’re being phished. Shutterstock

How to avoid getting hooked by a festive season phishing scam

Phishing attempts tend to rise during the festive season when people are more likely to respond to online marketing and to spend more money. How can you protect yourself?
The fingerprints might indicate China, but that’s not so easy to prove. Shutterstock

How we trace the hackers behind a cyber attack

This week's hack of the Bureau of Meteorology appeared to come from China, but how do we know? The problem is, it's notoriously difficult to pinpoint the origin of a hack.
Phishing is a growing problem across Africa. South Africa has the highest number of victims. shutterstock

What South Africa is doing to make a dent in cyber crime

Cyber security has been identified as a global challenge, with Africa facing renewed threats through increasing internet use across many platforms.

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