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.
Inside the U.S. Army’s Cyber Operations Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
The country’s actual offensive cyber capabilities remain shrouded in the classified world. But what is public is enough to discuss potential cyber weapons and how they might be used.
Your phone’s just sitting there, innocently….
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Bad guys or law enforcement could hack into our networked gadgets to spy on everything we do – and it’s not clear how a laptop’s video camera or an Amazon Echo fits within wiretapping laws.
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?
Insecurity by design, as the FBI or UK government would have it, is pouring petrol on an already raging fire.
A 360 of a hackathon in full flight.
Hackathons are all the rage, but if the participants follow through on the results, they can be a powerful instrument for generating innovation.