The internet's architecture is under attack again as a huge denial of service attack takes out major sites in US and Europe.
It’s all fun until someone gets hacked.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and senior ministers have been criticised over their use of WhatsApp, which can leave users vulnerable if their phones are hacked, attacked by malware, or simply stolen.
The Australian government is vulnerable to cyberattacks, report says.
Here are some things Australia should do to protect itself from an increasingly weaponised internet.
There will soon be billions of connected smart devices, and they could be turned against us.
A recent massive distributed denial-of-service attack by compromised Internet of Things devices highlights a growing cyber security threat.
Open-source code can be a literal lifesaver.
When lives are at stake, there's no time for secrecy. Just publish the code.
Need you announce you’ve been hacked? The clock is ticking.
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LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo: Why does it take such a long time for companies to disclose that they have been hacked?
Apple didn’t know about the vulnerability until the iPhone hack.
Rich rewards are on offer to people who can help private companies develop software to exploit vulnerabilities in technology such as smartphones. It might be legal but is it ethical?
A new Russian hack has claimed to reveal the details of so-called therapeutic use exemptions. But could transparency in this area be a benchmark for the fight against drugs in sport?
Seeking a peaceful handover of power between parties and political opponents.
It's true that sophisticated hackers may be able to tilt the presidential election. But the more likely threat to democracy comes from sore losers who sow doubt about voting integrity.
Cybersecurity risks increase with the amount of outsourcing a company does.
Business Briefing: hack-proof, how business can stay ahead in cybersecurity.
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Businesses are going about cybersecurity the wrong way and need to go back to the question: what are you trying to protect?
China may be undertaking more cyber attacks than the Australian government has admitted.
It's no surprise that China represents a cyber threat to Australia. But the government has been reluctant to state this fact and needs to respond more decisively.
A new type of computer means we'll need a new way to make our data secure.
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A sufficiently talented brainjacker could one day influence the behaviour of a person in worrying ways.
Cybersecurity just got even more difficult.
The top cyberspy agency couldn't stay immune from attacks forever. What does it mean for governments, companies and internet users as a whole that the NSA has been hacked?
This is the screen that greeted many Australians on Census night, 9 August 2016.
Despite assuring Australians its systems were load tested and secure, the Census site went offline at a crucial time. Could the ABS have avoided such an embarrasing failure?
The ABS promises it has the best of intentions, but many don’t trust it.
The backlash against the Census suggests the Australian Bureau of Statistics didn't do enough to convince Australians it needed to collect their private information or that it'd be kept safe.
Is everything on the up-and-up here?
With the DNC email leak and Trump calling on Russia to hack Clinton's emails, concern about foreign meddling in the 2016 presidential election process is rising. Is e-voting the next cyber battleground?
Are online black markets this direct?
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What happens after a data breach? What does an attacker do with the information collected? And who wants it, anyway?
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.
Your mobile number is all a hacker needs to read your texts, listen to your calls and even track your whereabouts.