Security

Unpatched Citrix bug being exploited

17 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals are now actively exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Cisco software that could affect thousands of Australian organisations.


Password-related phishing emails are catch users hook, line and sinker

16 January, 2020

'Urgent' phishing emails pushing users to check their passwords attracted the most clicks in Q2, 3 and 4 of 2019, according to a recent study.


Microsoft patches serious PKI vulnerability

15 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has patched a PKI spoofing vulnerability considered so severe that the US NSA took the unprecedented step of reporting it to the company.


Privacy International urges Google to crack down on Android security

15 January, 2020

Privacy International has released a petition, calling on Google to help fight vulnerabilities in pre-installed Android apps.


TrickBot cybercrime ring develops fileless backdoor

14 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Russian cybercrime enterprise TrickBot has developed a PowerShell-based fileless backdoor designed to stay hidden from modern cybersecurity controls.


Bushfire crisis sparks scams, InfoTrust claims

14 January, 2020 | Supplied by: InfoTrust

Scammers are using Australia's bushfire crisis to trick organisations out of thousands of dollars after the disaster sparked a torrent of goodwill.


Cable modems haunted by newly discovered cyber vulnerability

14 January, 2020

A newly discovered cyber vulnerability could be putting hundreds of millions of cable modems at risk, according to a group of Danish security researchers.


TikTok's privacy impact analysed

13 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Chinese social media app TikTok demands a potentially concerning level of device control, but there's no evidence this control is being abused according to Proofpoint.


Best of 2019: Email providers' phishing nets have "big holes"

06 January, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Across the festive season we'll be reprising some of our best articles from 2019. Today we revisit a UK experiment in email phishing.


More vigilance needed to improve cybersecurity: survey

13 December, 2019 | Supplied by: ESET Internet Security

Australians are forgoing cybersecurity because it's "inconvenient, they're not worried about the risks or don't know how to protect themselves online", ESET's survey has found.


Outdated firmware could be putting IP camera security at risk

10 December, 2019

Nearly four out of every 10 cameras are vulnerable to a cyber attack, according to research by Genetec.


Voice assistant systems vulnerable to lasers

09 December, 2019

A strategically pointed laser can be used to hijack voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, researchers have shown.


Data on 1.2 billion consumers exposed online

26 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A massive trove of around 4 billion customer records has been found online sitting on an unsecured server.


BlueKeep exploit found in the wild

05 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The security researcher who named the BlueKeep vulnerability has warned that honeypots set up to detect such attacks have been targeted by threat actors.


ATSE urges focus on cyber resilience

04 November, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has urged the government to focus on cyber resilience while developing its 2020 Cyber Security Strategy.


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