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  • Security professionals should have educated themselves more about cloud security, REA Group chief information security officer Craig Templeton told iTWire. Templeton thinks there is a "fear and loathing" of the cloud among security professionals....

  • The use of remote administration tools to monitor, control and maintain industrial control systems is adding to their attack surface, while simultaneously increasing the ability of attackers to mask malicious activity and increase the difficulty of attribution, a study claims. Researchers at...

  • Back-up pharmacy services provider MedCall left a 7GB cache of data exposed in an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket, with medical information for employees of 181 business locations and social security numbers for nearly 3000 individuals open to public gaze. The data cache was discovered on 24 August...

  • German multinational security software company Avira says the EternalBlue exploit, leaked from the NSA by the Shadow Brokers, is still being used to exploit a larger number of unpatched Windows computers that can be exploited. The company said it had found about 300,000 computers with this...

  • Back-up and disaster recovery company Veeam claims it exposed only 4.5 email records in an Amazon-hosted IP, not 445 million as a researcher had claimed. Veeam co-chief executive and president Peter McKay said the database in question had been mistakenly left visible to what he described as...

  • Let's consider passwords - the first line of defence in any computer system. First the TL;DR summary. For important access, keep your passwords complex; for trivial access, not so much. Also, many of the 'rules' around passwords don't always make sense. A few weeks ago, I wrote about IT...

  • NordVPN is warning Australians about the dangers of Australia's Federal Government releasing "a legislative proposal to give law enforcement agencies new rights to access personal user communications and data". When NordVPN sends out its media releases, they always serve two functions: reminding...

  • Fax machines, which are part of many all-in-one printers, can be compromised over the telephone line and used to attack Windows PCs on the networks to which they are attached, researchers from from security firm Check Point say. The exploit was demonstrated on Sunday in a talk titled "what the...

  • Scamming of mobile phone users with premium service texts has already cost Aussies $44,179 this year alone - and a total of $153,197 in losses since 2015. According to comparison website finder.com.au it’s analysis of the ACCC’s Scamwatch data shows that more and more Aussies are...

  • Australian authorities may have decided not to fully disclose details of the data breach at human resources outfit PageUp People as it is the first major breach to be revealed, and the processes followed could set a precedent for others that follow, an expert in cyber security and law...

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