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Displaying items by tag: Hackers

Monday, 04 August 2014 12:44

Internet of Things is '70 percent hackable'

The Internet of Things is promising a heady future of connected homes and connected businesses but hackers are currently threatening the outcome, according to a new study from multinational tech firm Hewlett-Packard.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:24

Is your Android phone bugged?

A new Android bug is allowing apps to make rogue phone calls, which may lead to hackers making unauthorised premium-rate calls, disrupt current calls and execute special codes that can trigger other rogue actions.

Published in Mobility

First Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Internet is a CIA front, and today it has been revealed that Chinese intelligence agencies had access to Australian politicians’ emails for up to a year after they hacked the parliamentary computer network in 2011.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A 21-year-old Queenslander has been arrested and charged with allegedly hacking a US online gaming developer’s computer network, according to police.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 13:28

Indonesian hackers take down ASIS

Australia's Secret Intelligence Service has come under attack from Indonesian hackers, and its website remains down.

Published in Security
Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:38

Microsoft pays out $100K for new exploit technique

One plucky hacker has earned  a massive payday courtesy of a bug in Microsoft's Windows OS, pocketing a $100,000 reward for discovering a critical vulnerability.

Published in Security
Monday, 22 July 2013 14:10

Apple's developer centre hacked

Apple today admitted its Developer Centre website has been hacked and that some sensitive information could have been stolen.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 08:43

Hackers grab FBI list of 12 million iPhones, iPads

Hackers claim to have exfiltrated an FBI file containing information about millions of Apple devices, including owners' personal details.

Published in Security

Every year, Verizon builds a major snapshot of all the data breaches they investigated in the previous year.  The latest report details the rise of hacktivism and the continuation of cyber criminal activity around the world.  We also interview one of the report's authors.

Published in Security

MITIGATE Seminar announces Dr. Jack Phillips to join six city Australian tour.

The wait for an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 is finally over, with French hacker Pod2G and the Dev Team hackers releasing a jailbreak tool called 'Absinthe', which is indeed a form of 'greenpois0n'.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Web articles from dubious sounding sources may well be promising that full jailbreaks and unlocks for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are available, but they're still scams, with French hacker 'pod2g' showing photos of jailbroken 2 and 4S devices and promising public availability is still 'coming soon'.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

RIM's status as a super-secure provider of email access has been dented a little thanks to news of a hack that could allow a very organised hacker to target a non-tech savvy Playbook user and read their emails and calendar entries, while the RIM sale rumours keep on coming, with Samsung fingered as the latest potential buyer.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 22:36

Kaspersky labs forecasts 2012's cyber threats

Yet another security company dusts off the crystal ball.  Here's what Kaspersky Labs sees in the year ahead.

Published in Security
Monday, 07 November 2011 14:32

Have you been pwned? Now you can check

With so many breaches being reported on a better-than-daily basis, it is becoming impossible to know whether the 'lads' have our authentication details.  Here's a way to check.

Published in Security

RIM's BlackBerry Messenger software is helping rioters stay co-ordinated in their efforts to cause serious mayhem in London, but with calls for Messenger to be blocked, could a genuinely useful technology be hobbled by calls for greater security?

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 11:16

Not so LOL: Lulzsec hacks the Sun King

Rupert Murdoch's woes continue as his UK newspaper, The Sun, is hacked by Lulzsec with a fake story falsely claiming Rupert Murdoch passed away overnight at the age of 80 through the intake of 'palladium'.

Published in Home Tech

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