The sheer number of fallible people and systems with access to Medicare numbers makes it difficult to keep this data secure.
Mayhem, not money, seems to be the ultimate aim of the latest attack unleashed on computer networks around the world.
When companies neglect cybersecurity, customers – and society as a whole – suffer. It’s time customers demanded better of corporations.
The Australian government wants to access encrypted messages, but don't call it a "backdoor".
In a security update on the threats facing Australia at home and abroad, Malcolm Turnbull will say that an 'online civil society is as achievable as an offline one'.
The Australian government's cybersecurity report card is out and the results are worrying.
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
To protect ourselves online, we should all understand a few key terms.
Movies tell us that paying a ransom means the bad guys win, but in the real world it's not that simple.
When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
It can be useful to think of hackers as burglars and malicious software as their burglary tools. Both types of miscreants want to find ways into secure places and have many options for entry.
The cyber-attack hit 200,000 computers and a number of big global organisations. But it hasn't made much in ransom money.
The underground market for software vulnerabilities has been growing steadily since the 1990s, so the latest WannaCry could be a sign of things to come.
People don't want to endure the interruptions and inconveniences of keeping their computer software up to date. Research tells us why, and how we might fix the problem – and protect ourselves.
"It is time for a digital Geneva Convention to protect the internet."
NHS data is being held to ransom by criminals. This the mother of all wake-up calls.
President Trump's new executive order on cybersecurity signals some significant new federal cybersecurity efforts.
A simple idea that's surprisingly secure: drawing your own unlock pattern on a touchscreen. Faster and easier to remember than a password, and much harder to guess or crack.
Going as far back as the Bible, and as widely known as the phrase 'Open, Sesame,' passwords are a textual link to our past. But they may not be around much longer.
The first line of cyberdefense is having a good password. What does research say about what that actually means?