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.
Shorten will say that Labor is offering “the biggest health care plan any party has ever offered at an election”.
At the Brisbane launch Shorten will emphasise the link between the tough economic decisions Labor has made and the ability provided to spend on health and other services.
‘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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Hacking is a state of mind. Traditionally, hackers like to discover, understand and share the secrets they expose. They like to laugh at the dumb things they find. They’re not necessarily in it for the…
We all need to clean up our online acts.
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No matter how strong an organization's cybersecurity, our own bad behavior could make us the "unintentional insiders" for the next big hack.
Call that security? How safe is your own password from hackers.
In 2004 Bill Gates pronounced usernames and passwords dead. Gates, a man consistently thinking ahead of the crowd, was right. Most of us – including our employers and the online services we rely on – just…
New bugs in the code for OpenSSL.
Computer system administrators around the world are groaning again as six new security problems have been found in the OpenSSL security library. OpenSSL is a security tool that provides facilities to other…