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Displaying items by tag: Hackers

If you think your smartphone is safer from hackers and others wanting to attack your phone when you are in your own home than it is when you are out and about in public, think again.

Published in Security

Private PCs are rife with unpatched vulnerable applications from vendors like Apple, Adobe and Oracle, according to a new research report which reveals the state of security for PC users in a total of 14 countries, including the US.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 11:16

Rise in malicious attacks on mobile devices

Mobile devices including smartphones are increasingly under attack from malicious app downloads as a new security report finds Australia is sixth in global rankings of countries with the highest number of macro malware detection.

Published in Security

Security firm F-Secure says a hacking experiment it conducted in the UK highlights the dangers of using public Wi-Fi which it claims is “inherently insecure”.

Published in Security

A report says Macs, iPhones and iPads are under attack by a hackable bug named XARA. While it's not panic stations just yet, be careful. 

Published in Home Tech

Protecting businesses and organisations against increasing threats from cybercrime is a costly business, and now there are concerns that much of the spending on cybersecurity tools may not even be making the infrastructure of those companies secure.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:29

AVG, ZTE partner in mobile security deal

AVG has sealed a global deal to provide pre-installed security protection for ZTE’s range of smartphones and tablets.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 15:10

Thousands of iiNet passwords hacked - maybe

Perth based ISP iiNet, currently the subject of a takeover bid, has had the passwords of its Westnet subsidiary stolen and offered for sale.

Published in Security

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) takes the cybersecurity of in-flight Wi-Fi threats much more seriously.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 01:55

Facebook goes down, world doesn’t end

Facebook went down yesterday for approximately one hour, with the Lizard Squad hackers taking credit but Facebook saying it caused the accidental outage itself.

Published in Home Tech

The current spate of Islamist attacks has moved to the cybersphere. A YouTube and Twitter account belonging to the US military have been attacked by a group calling itself the ‘CyberCaliphate’.

Published in Security

An online article supposedly reveals the encryption tools that spies can’t hack, but the list doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Kim Dotcom offered the PSN and Xbox Live hackers, Lizard Squad, vouchers to his MegaPrivacy service, which ‘stopped’ the attacks, but there are still issues preventing many from logging in to both services.

Published in Entertainment

The Playstation Network and Xbox Live networks have been down for most of the day thanks to concerted DDoS attacks by the Lizard Squad hackers, but Finest Squad says both networks are coming back soon.

Published in Entertainment

A hacker conference in Hamburg this month will see a presentation demonstrating how the world’s mobile phone networks, whether they run on 3G or advanced 4G technologies, can be hacked and spied upon.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:21

ACORN planted to wipe out Cybercrime in real time

Australia’s Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, has keenly launched the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network or ACORN, where cybercrime victims can report criminals, hacks attacks, online scams and more net nastiness in real time.

Published in Home Tech

Watching webcams and unsecured security cameras on the Internet is nothing new, but a new site, now reportedly hosted in Russia but with no guarantee of having anything to do with Russians, is allowing access to security cam footage because default passwords haven’t been changed.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 29 August 2014 11:19

Russian hackers attack anti-US supporters

A Russian self-proclaimed hacker community is stealing user data by pretending the software was designed to attack Western governments and the US, according to researchers.

Published in Security

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion internet usernames and passwords from major companies worldwide in what is likely the biggest data breach ever, according to security researchers.

Published in Security

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