How You’re Tracked Online, New Mass Surveillance Concerns, Malicious Android App Hijack

In episode 98: A new report from the EFF details how we are tracked online by third-party corporations, more mass surveillance concerns in China and Australia, and a malicious app hijack attack ...
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Porn-User Face Scans: Australia Thinks of the Children

The Australian govt. has a cunning plan: Protect kids from pornography by taking photos of users’ faces ...
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Australia sues Google for allegedly misleading Android users about location data collection

Australia sues Google for allegedly misleading Android users about location data collection

Google’s Australian arm is under fire from local watchdogs over its data collection practices on Android devices – specifically, the counterintuitive nature of location data settings. On Tuesday, October 29, the Australian ...

Speakers Censored at AISA Conference in Melbourne

Two speakers were censored at the Australian Information Security Association's annual conference this week in Melbourne. Thomas Drake, former NSA employee and whistleblower, was scheduled to give a talk on the golden ...

Retail World feature: Data Security Influences Purchasing Habits

Seventy-four per cent of Australian consumers claim their confidence in a brand’s data security influences how they spend money with that brand, according to new global research. More than 2,000 consumers participated ...

Trust is a must for wary Australian consumers: new study reveals data security influences purchasing habits

Three out of four (74 per cent) Australian consumers claim their confidence in a brand’s data security influences how they spend money with that brand, according to new global research conducted by ...
The Australian Signals Directorate's Essential Eight Maturity Model: Down Under's Security Guide

The Australian Signals Directorate’s Essential Eight Maturity Model: Down Under’s Security Guide

The Australian Governments' Australian Signals Directorate has released an updated version of the 5 Eyes Member country's Essential Eight Maturity Model. Today's Must Read ...
D-D, June 6, 1944, 75 Years On

D-D, June 6, 1944, 75 Years On

“… these men came here – British and our Allies, and Americans – to storm these beaches for one purpose only, not to gain anything for ourselves, not to fulfill any ambitions ...
Mining cryptocurrency at work lands Australian civil servant in court

Mining cryptocurrency at work lands Australian civil servant in court

A 33-year-old man from Sydney, New South Wales, could be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail after allegedly hijacking computers at his workplace to mine cryptocurrency for him. He’s probably ...
Ransomware Attack Encrypts Medical Records at Australian Hospital

Ransomware Attack Encrypts Medical Records at Australian Hospital

15,000 medical records of patients from a cardiology unit at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Australia were compromised and encrypted in a ransomware attack at the end of January, reports Australian newspaper The ...