If only it were this easy.
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People who think like hackers have some really good ideas about how to protect digital privacy during turbulent times. We can learn from them.
The internet's architecture is under attack again as a huge denial of service attack takes out major sites in US and Europe.
The Australian government is vulnerable to cyberattacks, report says.
Here are some things Australia should do to protect itself from an increasingly weaponised internet.
Need you announce you’ve been hacked? The clock is ticking.
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LinkedIn, MySpace, Yahoo: Why does it take such a long time for companies to disclose that they have been hacked?
Russia is pressing its national interests online.
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The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia's digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
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.
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?
Cyber attacks represent a significant threat to Australia’s civil infrastructure.
The US and the UK realise the urgent need for serious investment in cybersecurity. So why is the Australian government taking the issue so lightly?
Your mobile number is all a hacker needs to read your texts, listen to your calls and even track your whereabouts.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
A man displays a protest message on his iPhone at a rally in support of Apple’s refusal to help the FBI access the iPhone of a shooter involved in San Bernardino mass killing.
Now that Apple has refused to build a backdoor into its own device, should the FBI turn to ethical hackers to gain access to a terror suspect's iPhone?
What would you do if your files were locked away?
Here's how to protect yourself from the latest online scourge of hackers encrypting your files and demanding a ransom to unlock them.
2015 saw us complete our exploration of all nine planets (including dwarf planet Pluto) in our solar system.
2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
The fingerprints might indicate China, but that’s not so easy to prove.
This week's hack of the Bureau of Meteorology appeared to come from China, but how do we know? The problem is, it's notoriously difficult to pinpoint the origin of a hack.
Anonymous can do more harm than good in its war on Islamic State.
The Anonymous hacktivist group engaged in an online war against Islamic State may be doing more harm than good.
Anonymous wants to make sure militant Islamist propaganda video, like this being filmed in Syria, doesn’t make it online.
ISIS uses the internet, especially social media, to propagandize and recruit. Members of hacker group Anonymous have turned their sights on these accounts.
UK plc has a cybersecurity mountain to climb.
A widespread and virulent ransomware, Angler, is de-fanged by having the world's most widely-used networking equipment ignore it
Which operating system is safer from a hack attack?
The argument has been raging for years: which operating system is the safest when it comes to security. Has the latest software upgrades from the tech giants changed anything?
Once a software maker learns about a “zero-day” vulnerability, there’s usually no time left to fix it.
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“Zero-days” are serious vulnerabilities in software that are unknown to the software maker or user. They are so named because developers find out about the security vulnerability the day that it is exploited…