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A screenshot showing the Sun’s website after it had been attacked by LulzSec, a clandestine group of hackers and cyber activists. LulzSec

LulzSec hacks the hackers at News International

An attack by computer hacker group LulzSec has shut down over 1000 websites owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International…
Not sharing your password is one of the basic rules for online safety. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Obama’s not dead, but does Twitter need #better #security?

On July 4, a hacker took control of one of the Twitter accounts of US broadcaster FoxNews.com and sent out several tweets announcing President Obama had been shot. Because it was a national holiday and…
Imagine a world where spam didn’t exist. It isn’t hard to do. AJC1

You’ve got mail – how to stop spam and reduce cyber crime

We’ve all received them: emails offering special prices on Viagra, offering fortunes we didn’t know we had, offering links to fantastic websites we simply must visit right away. Annoying as! But the technology…
If you’re concerned about the data on your phone, there are a few things you can do. Daniel Barry/EPA

Seriously, how private is the data on your iPhone?

The Apple iPhone feature of logging and storing users’ location information has attracted worldwide attention. But discussions about location privacy aside, a more basic question needs to be asked: how…
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LulzSec takes down CIA website in the name of fun, fun, fun

Computer hacker group LulzSec are in the news again. The team has carried out successful hacks on the PlayStation Network, PBS and the US Senate but the latest – which took down the CIA website for several…
Does Sony have unique vulnerabilities, or has it just been unlucky? Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA

Sony hacked again: ‘it’s very worrying from a customer’s point of view’

Recent high-profile cyber attacks have dented the image of Japanese technology giant Sony and left millions of customers worried about the security of their personal information. An attack in April resulted…
There’s every chance your computer has been compromised. TTC Press Images

Zombie computers, cyber security, phishing … what you need to know

Today, Australia’s Labor Government announced it had started working on a national cyber security strategy, to be released as a white paper in the first half of next year. This comes amid growing concern…
Is it time to get tougher on hackers, whatever their motivations? Philippe Huguen/AFP

Hacking, cracking and the wild, wild web

PRIVACY – Who are hackers and what do they want from you? Pop culture would have us believe they live in dank basements, wear black leather from head to toe and have pseudonyms such as Warlock or Neo…

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