Security

Symantec revokes faulty security certificates

The cybersecurity firm has once again been left red-faced after issuing insecure certificates.<p>Symantec has confirmed that the company has once again …

Information Security

Lloyds hit with massive DDoS attack by suspected foreign hackers

The bank was reportedly hit with a targeted attack for two days leaving customers unable to use services.<p>The Lloyds Banking Group is believed to have …

Cybersecurity

Hackers showed us how easy it is to secretly clone a security badge

Almost everyone uses an RFID badge to get into their office or apartment, and it's a lot easier than you might think for someone to steal the data on your card to gain access. A group of white hat hackers called RedTeam Security cloned one of our work IDs to show us just how quickly they can do it …

Cybersecurity

Yahoo Faces SEC Probe Over Data Breach Disclosures - The Daily Beast

Data Breach

Free WiFi Is Not As Safe As You Think! Here Are 7 Ways To Make It More Secure

Cybersecurity

DFAT to dole out cyber grants for Indo-Pacific projects

Australia’s first Cyber Ambassador Tobias Feakin has opened up applications for as much $100,000 in grants to those with the best ideas for securing …

Cybersecurity

As attacks grow, EU mulls banking stress tests for cyber risks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering testing banks' defenses against cyber attacks, EU officials and sources said, as concerns grow about the industry's vulnerability to hacking.<p>Cyber attacks against banks have been growing in numbers and sophistication in recent years, with …

Cybercrime

How a popular website plugin became a serious security liability

For the vast majority of people in 2017, creating a website is simply a matter of combining a number of off-the-shelf components until they end up with something that does what they want it to.<p>Anyone wanting to create an online shop could just hack together WordPress and Shopify. There are a …

Information Security

US regulators are investigating why it took so long for Yahoo to say it was hacked

US regulators are reportedly investigating why it took Yahoo so long to disclose it was hacked.<p>According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is examining whether the company should have told investors sooner about two huge data breaches.<p>Yahoo …

Data Breach

Secret US military facility poked via army recruitment website

Beads of sweat must have surely run down the face of one hacker as they inadvertently breached an internal US Department of Defence "website that …

Cybersecurity

Hacked New York Times Twitter account warns of imminent Russian missile attack

The New York Times Video Twitter account appears to have been hacked – possibly twice – Sunday morning.<p>The @NYTvideo account tweeted “BREAKING: …

Network Security

Lavabit relaunches secure email service, encrypted mail goes open-source

The service shut down in 2013 after refusing to hand over encryption keys which would compromise user privacy.<p>Lavabit has resurrected itself from the …

Edward Snowden

The 25 Worst Passwords You Should Never Use

If all the recent news of has you concerned about digital breaches consider these passwords you probably should steer clear of.<p>SplashData released …

Data Breach

11 ways to increase iPhone security - block hackers and thieves

Is your iPhone or iPad as secure as it could be? It probably isn’t and here are the top methods to increase the security and privacy of your iPhone. …

iOS

It's 2017 and 200,000 services still have unpatched Heartbleeds

Some 200,000 systems are still susceptible to Heartbleed more than two years and 9 months after the huge vulnerability was disclosed.<p>Patching efforts …

Heartbleed Bug

It Isn’t Ransomware, But It Will Take Over Your Server Anyway

In this week’s Tales From Ransomware, we take a look at a ransomware that isn’t really ransomware. Nor even malware. But it can hijack your server …

Ransomware

Three Observations on China's Approach to State Action in Cyberspace

We just returned from 36 hours in Beijing as part of a small group of American academics and government representatives to meet with Chinese …

China

Mozilla: The Internet Is Unhealthy And Urgently Needs Your Help; Releases Internet Health Report

Now a days everyone is living a Digital life and Internet has become an indispensable part of our personal and professional lives with this digital …

Internet of Things

Another Tech PowerHouse Enters Surveillance Vehicle Market - iHLS Israel Homeland Security

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)<p>Vehicle-based surveillance has increasingly become an efficient means for police and crowd control …

Homeland Security

Mozilla wants infosec activism to be the next green movement

Chief Mozillan calls for grass roots movement akin to 1960s' environmental awakeningsMozilla has issued a prototype of its first internet health …

Green Movement

Merkel to take a wait-and-see approach to Trump

German leader has sent senior government officials to New York to sound out the Trump team<p>12 minutes ago<p>As Donald Trump was sworn in on Friday, …

Border Security

Optus signs AU$75m deal for communications services provision

Optus will provide managed communications and contact-centre-as-a-service solutions for Flight Centre under a new five-year, AU$75 million deal.<p>Optus …

Cybersecurity

How to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

If you have an iPhone, Mac, or even an iPod you have an Apple account. Now think of what it’s associated with: Your phone’s location, your credit …

iOS

Westpac ups stake in quantum security firm QuintessenceLabs

The banking giant has taken an additional 5 percent ownership in QuintessenceLabs, with the partnership expected to expand the security products used …

Cybersecurity

WhatsApp, Signal, and dangerously ignorant journalism

There is something about encryption that brings out the worst in journalists. Because to most of them it is magic, they are always searching desperately for the proverbial man behind the curtain, without knowing what to look for. Which may explain The Guardian’s recent bizarre attack on WhatsApp, …

Encryption

Week in review: Kali Linux certification, cross-browser fingerprinting, most common passwords of 2016

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news and articles:<p><b>Fruitfly: Unusual Mac backdoor used for tightly targeted attacks?</b><br>The …

Information Security

Imposing Security

Computer programmers won’t stop making dangerous errors on their own. It’s time they adopted an idea that makes the physical world safer.<p>Three …

Forget About Backdoors, This Is The Data WhatsApp Actually Hands To Cops

When the Guardian published a report on an alleged WhatsApp backdoor last week, it elicited both fear of state surveillance and ire from cryptography experts. On Friday, that second group labelled the story needless scaremongering in a letter to the British paper demanding a retraction. Whatever …

Encryption

Cyber Attacks and Bank Failures: Risks You Should Know

Fears of a major cyber attack on banks have been rising since hackers successfully stole nearly $100 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in …

Cybersecurity

Privacy laws gutted in Australia's court ruling on 'personal information'

In possibly Australia's most important privacy case to date, a Federal Court ruling Thursday dealt a severe blow to Australia’s information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of "personal information."<p>Australia's data privacy laws only protect "personal information," which is defined by …

Data Breach