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US federal agencies were given until midnight on Monday (2pm Tuesday AEDT) to patch a critical hole in Windows that has been called Zerologon and submit a report about it to the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency by midnight on Wednesday.

Published in Security
Thursday, 01 November 2018 06:13

Govt begins trial of myGovID digital identity system

The government has kicked off a pilot of its myGovID identity solution on the last day of October, with the trial open to people who have iPhones at the outset as a private, beta app is available for this operating system only. An Android app is expected to be issued next year and a Web interface to be provided after that.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Amazon plans to enter the Australian Protected cloud market, but it really can't be bothered to offer the same service as it does to the American Government, it would appear.

Published in Open Sauce

Australia's digital identity program, GovPass, will receive $92.4 million to be taken to completion, beginning in 2018-19, the Federal Budget papers show.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia has blamed Russian state-sponsored hackers for what it says were attacks utilising routers in 2017 as a means to gain access to websites belonging to Australian companies.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:29

DHS argues that Kaspersky ban should not be lifted

The US Department of Homeland Security has filed its response arguing against Kaspersky Lab's bid for a preliminary injunction to dismiss the ban on the use of its software in the US public service.

Published in Security

A US Congress committee has said it will issue a subpoena to the Department of Homeland Security if the latter does not provide its reasons for imposing a ban on software products from Kaspersky Lab. The request was made last year.

Published in Security

Citing "reputational and revenue impact of a Binding Operational Directive based on media reports, rumour and unsubstantiated allegations", Kaspersky Lab is fighting back and wants due process.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 16:37

DHS 'Qualification for Subsidy Benefit' scam

No matter how many kids you may or may not admit to having, don’t fall for this Department of Human Services “subsidy” email scam.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 22:50

The Illinois SCADA hack: DHS said it never happened

Earlier today an official message from DHS and FBI asserted that despite reports to the contrary, there was no intrusion at the Illinois water treatment facility.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 00:16

Two US water authorities' control systems breached

In the past few days, two separate US-based water authorities appear to have had their control systems breached - one of them has suffered physical damage.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 21:15

The terrorists have won

The tale you are about to read will (I hope) make you sick to your stomach. Reading this tale will make it abundantly clear that reason and good will have left the building.  Permamently.


Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 08:01

Jobs for hackers

A couple of months ago, the US Dept of Homeland Security announced they wanted to recruit 1,000 cyber security professionals over the next three years.  The process has started.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:22

DHS will be doing the wii shuffle

In yet another attempt to avoid good ol' policing, The Department of Homeland (in)Security is looking at using Wii-fit boards to detect nervousness in air passengers.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
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A recent Department of Homeland Security Report strongly suggests that point-of-impact security, for example checkpoints at airports, is far too late in the sequence of events to properly detect and deal with terrorism threats.
Published in Home Tech




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