Chances are some of your data has already been stolen, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug data breaches off.
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Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
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When tech companies aim for ‘safety by design’, they can reduce the risk their products will be weaponised for stalking and domestic violence.
Many parents install apps onto their kids’ phone to restrict their online activity, especially if it may be dangerous. But a lot of personal data requested by the apps is sold to third parties.
The outdated Microsoft operating system was recently dumped online in a huge leak. Hackers can now scour it for bugs to exploit.
Beyond the obvious risk of financial loss, cyberattacks can weaken our trust in digital infrastructure – and by extension, our trust in public institutions, too.
Legislation expected to be put to Parliament later this year may very well fall short due to COVID-19’s budget impacts. But until we strengthen our cyber defences, we’re all at risk.
Last year, men were more likely to report losses to investment fraud, while women were the main target for romance fraud. Overall, men reported higher financial loss.
Children are gaining online access at younger and younger ages.
Parents should have conversations with children from a young age about cybersecurity if they’re to develop the skills needed to be safe online.
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‘I think we should be very concerned’: A cybercrime expert on this week’s hack and what needs to happen next.
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This week, a 'sophisticated state actor' hacked the big Australian political parties. In today's episode, an expert on crime and technology says 'it's a given' that some will try to disrupt elections.
We found hundreds of local council workers willing to give out login details for government systems without realising.
We should teach students how to use technology appropriately, rather than banning it.
Four out of five experts say we shouldn’t ban mobile phones in classrooms.
Sharing experiences of #MeToo can open the flood gates for online abuse and physical threats.
Today’s workplaces extend beyond physical spaces, so movements like #metoo must trigger change in how we behave online.
Though popular culture might suggest otherwise, cyberbullying isn’t just a white problem.
A recent Pew survey reported that young African-Americans are more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying. Why?
Who’s giving you advice?
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Where people get advice about online safety may affect how safe they are.
It’s a cat and mouse game that could put our online privacy and security at risk.
As governments look to new ways to step up surveillance, hackers find new ways to subvert it. Is there a way to end this cat and mouse game, described as a crypto-war?
There are a few things you can do to keep yourself safe online.
Getting the basics of cybersecurity right could eliminate 85% of the threats overnight. Here are some tips to get you started.
Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important.
Online infrastructure and business are becoming increasingly important, as is our need to focus research efforts on securing them from cyber-attack.
Blogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian in a Feminist Frequency video.
Cyberhate would deny women their full democratic rights as citizens, yet this is trivialised and dismissed – just as sexual violence, discrimination and workplace harassment have been for decades.
These days anyone can download the tools used for cyber crime.
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