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These days sophisticated malware can spread like wildfire, thanks to transnational businesses and organisations providing bridges across countries.
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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.
Parents should have conversations with children from a young age about cybersecurity if they’re to develop the skills needed to be safe online.
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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