They’re small and well-connected, but how safe are ‘internet of things’ devices?
As the number of 'internet of things' devices expands rapidly, so do security vulnerabilities to homes, businesses, governments and the internet as as whole.
Floods of traffic can clog up an internet server and the wires connecting it to other systems.
The very first cyberattack clogged up the nascent internet, halting digital communications. Now much bigger, the internet is still largely open to – and suffering regularly from – similar attacks.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are up 16% in the last year.
A new report highlights the worrying trends confronting security professionals – from more sophisticated hacking methods to hack-for-hire products and targeted attacks on tourism websites.
Poorly secured IoT devices could lead to attacks on national security.
As more physical objects are becoming digitalised, it is leading to greater national security risks.
Police must join forces across international borders to take on modern cybercriminals.
Cybercriminals are using cloud-based services, much like regular businesses. A new study reveals important lessons for the future of fighting cybercrime.
When calling these people, you want to be able to get through.
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'Denial of service' cyberattacks are increasingly used to shut down websites. New research reveals that 911 call centers are vulnerable to the threat as well.
The Australian government is vulnerable to cyberattacks, report says.
Here are some things Australia should do to protect itself from an increasingly weaponised internet.
What really caused the Census servers to crash?
The evidence the Census servers suffered a DDoS attack is weak. A simpler explanation is that they buckled under load of Australians filling out their Census forms as asked.
If you only consider average depth, you could drown at the deepest point.
Even without a DDoS attack, the 2016 Census may have failed due to the ABS making a rudimentary statistical error.
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?
How the internet has made us terrifyingly vulnerable.