Two American companies that offer Windows ransomware recovery services have been accused of merely paying the ransom in order to recover clients' data, with the non-profit ProPublica saying the victims were charged extra for these services.

Google has been caught out hiding privacy settings in its Google Pay app that can restrict what information the company collects about users. Three settings are all selected and only accessible via a special URL and not through the settings link of the app.

New Zealand cable operator Hawaiki Submarine Cable has signed a deal with leading ISP and power utility Trustpower to provide the latter with significant capacity on the Hawaiki submarine cable system.

Researchers from the CSIRO's Data61 digital arm say they have found that about half of the most popular websites are at risk of malicious activity because they depend on a number of third parties for ad provision, tracking and analytics services and content distribution networks.

Intel has revealed four more vulnerabilities in all its modern processors, all of which could lead to side channel attacks that use speculative execution to leak data.

A number of well-respected security professionals have slammed the news agency Bloomberg for an op-ed it ran on Tuesday, claiming that WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption was a gimmick, after reports emerged that the app could be exploited by mobile spyware by merely calling the phone of a would-be victim.

Microsoft has warned of the likelihood of another WannaCry-like episode if a remotely exploitable vulnerability in its Remote Desktop Services, announced as part of its monthly updates for May, is not patched as soon as possible.

KPMG Australia, the local branch of the global auditing firm, has acquired Love Agency, a company that specialises in user interfaces, Web and mobile apps, and builds software for businesses and government.

Digital rights organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has urged Australians to do three things to protect their online privacy: get a password manager, review their Facebook settings and turn on two-factor authentication.

The transition to the cloud may result in increased security threats due to lack of expertise among administrators and possible misconfigurations, a cloud security professional says.

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