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Displaying items by tag: Cybercrime

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 19:58

Crims to target cloud providers: report

It's that time of the year when everyone has a prediction for the year ahead, and in one prediction that just landed on iTWire's newsdesk, there's a number of dire predictions about security, with the warning that organised criminals will leverage advanced malware techniques in targeted attacks against businesses and that a major cloud provider will suffer a significant security breach.

Published in Cloud Computing
Friday, 18 November 2011 15:20

Beware.Cybercrims on the prowl warning!

The global security firm Websense reckons that your social media identity may prove more valuable to cybercriminals than your credit cards, and that bad guys will actively buy and sell social media credentials in online forums.

Published in Security

Local counter terrorism expert is guest speaker at November business breakfast briefing

Apache releases security advisory following discovery of back door threat by researchers at Context Information Security

Monday, 19 September 2011 02:20

Extreme risks from new cybercrime threats

The weakest link in the security chain when confronting cyberthreats, including cybercrime attacks, is human action, otherwise known as 'wetware' in security industry jargon. And, we are warned, the world maybe looking down the barrel at a cybercrime disaster affecting not only personal users but businesses and governments.

Published in Market

In the digital world it is becoming much more difficult to know who to trust with access to the valuable information you store in digital form. Things are not always what they seem, and criminals from around the world are creating new and inventive ways to steal data from unsuspecting users. AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the distributor of the award-winning AVG Internet and mobile security software in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, provides a guide about what information you share and with whom you share it.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:11

Attorney general defends Cybercrime Bill

In an opinion piece today in the Sydney Morning Herald, Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, has defended the Cybercrime Bill against accusations that it will jeopardise people's privacy and that private information will not be securely managed.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 19 August 2011 07:58

Greens says Cybercrime Bill seriously flawed

The Australian Greens has called on the Government to fix what it claims are serious flaws in the proposed Cybercrime Bill before presenting it for debate, and has accused the Government of using security as an excuse to ride roughshod over civil liberties.

Published in Technology Regulation

AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the distributor of the award-winning AVG Internet and mobile security software in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, today announced that an independent study conducted with GFK shows that 25 percent of small businesses worldwide have selected AVG as the their trusted Internet security provider of choice.

AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the distributor of the award-winning AVG anti-virus and Internet security software in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, observes that almost every business traveller now takes at least one mobile device to the airport. Not everyone still has them all when they reach their destination. Read on for security tips to protect your mobile devices.

AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd, the distributor of the award-winning AVG anti-virus and Internet security software in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific, warns the BYOD 'Bring Your Own Device' to work phenomenon is catching SMBs off guard and exposing them to malware attacks and other cyber crime.

With the March RSA hack still ringing in the ears of token users, banks and any organisation that uses tokens for two-factor authentication, the world must finally learn that authentication does not equal security, as cyber criminals use malware to easily hijack authenticated but insecure sessions.

Published in Security

We're smack bang in the middle of National Cyber Security Awareness Week, with the worrying news that Australians are far more concerned about the nation's Internet security and are far less worried about their own.

Published in Home Tech

30 ISPs representing 90 percent of Australian Internet users are now signed up to the Internet Industry Association's icode that aims to reduce the number of PCs infected with botnets, and which has caught the attention of US president Barack Obama's 'Cyberczar' Howard Schmidt.

Published in Strategy

PayPal and Crime Stoppers have joined forces this 'National Cyber Security Awareness Week' to ask consumers to 'be smarter about sharing their personal information online' following the surveyed 'scare' about what people online choose to share!

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 05 March 2011 10:41

ITU aims to protect kids online - with standards

In the latest phase of its two year old Child Online Protection Initiative the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is to look at the possibility of developing international telecommunications standards whose widespread application would help protect children from online threats.

Published in Technology Regulation

A UK government study into the impact of cybercrime on the UK economy has estimated the cost at £27b per year. Extrapolating that to Australia on the basis of our GDP relative to that of the UK would give a headline grabbing figure of around $A22b. However scrutiny of the report reveals that it has little hard evidence on which to base this figure and instead relies on a number of assumptions.

Published in Cornered!

The Australian Government is gearing up to join the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, the only binding international treaty on cybercrime, and may need to enact legislation to achieve this.

Published in Technology Regulation

With over 500,000 Australians joining PayPal in the last 6 months alone, PayPal has decided to join forces with Crime Stoppers to 'educate online shoppers about how to stay safe when transacting online'.

Published in Home Tech

Australia's financial, transactional and global IT security colossus, TrustDefender, warns that while 2010 was 'the year of cybercrime', 2011 will see the trend get worse - and more specific - as the 'year of malware attacks'. Take cover!

Published in Security




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