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Australian government announces cybersecurity review

The Australian government is to conduct its first review into the country’s cyber security since 2008, ABC Australia reports.

Cyber Monday – 12 tips to help you shop safely online

Technology might evolve, but cyber gangs rely on tried-and-tested tactics. With a bit of care and attention, it’s easy to sort the genuine bargains from the too-good-to-be-true fakes.

Do I need to worry about state-sponsored threats like Regin?

Since the discovery of Stuxnet several years ago, there has been a parade of targeted malware that may have been created or sponsored by nation states. Does an average person or business really need to worry about these things?

Bitcoin hack can reveal IP addresses of anonymous transactions

The infamous anonymity of Bitcoin as a currency has a weakness built into it, according to a paper published by the University of Luxembourg.

Google now lets you disconnect devices that looks ‘suspicious’

Google has launched a couple of new security feature for user of its apps. Most strikingly, the Devices and Activity dashboard allows users to see all devices that have logged in to the user’s Google account, and from where, in the last 28 days, Mashable reports.

Craigslist redirected to prank site via DNS hijack

Craigslist visitors were left surprised earlier this week, when browsing the popular classifieds website led them to some unexpected places, reports The Register.

Driverless cars ‘could be hacked’ warns Institute of Engineering and Technology

Self-driving cars are just around the corner, with the UK government putting up £10 million (around $15.6 million) for cities to pilot trials as soon as next year, but the country’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) today issued stern warnings about the security of the technology.

16% of British adults hit by cyber attacks

A new study has revealed that as many as one in six Britains have fallen victim to a cyber attack.

‘Citadel’ trojan attacking password managers

Using password managers is often recommended as good practice in order to prevent overusing the same logins, but a new malware has been uncovered that specifically targets the password managers that hold all the variants.

Virus Bulletin and AVAR: a conference paper is for life

ESET conference papers from the 2014 Virus Bulletin and AVAR conferences are now available.

Smart home security – how not to be dumb with your devices

It’s easy to imagine that ALL connected devices – from fridges to CCTV cameras – are a security nightmare, but there are simple, sensible steps you can take to lock these risks down.

Is it really the end for password authentication?

Passwords as a method of authentication may be seeing their end of days. But what’s a realistic alternative to our old, alphanumeric security standby? Biometrics? Or perhaps two-factor authentication can play a role?

Can e-cigarettes give you malware?

The long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes – or E-cigarettes – are still open for discussion – but the devices could harm your computer, at least if one report is to be believed.

Week in Security: Grief for gamers, Unicorn spotted – and America wakes up

Cybercriminals once again had gamers in their sights this week, with leaks of multiple account details and a new Steam scam – but there was good news in the form of upgraded security on Whatsapp, and dawning awareness on privacy.

Facebook scams – ‘Naked woman eaten by shark’ is latest bait

The latest salacious video – promising ‘Naked Woman Eaten by a Shark’ – is just one in a long chain of viral video scams spread via Faceboook.

Study shows how subjects respond to security warnings… and being ‘hacked’

Security warnings are routinely ignored, according to a new study by Brigham Young University, which also cast interesting insight in what people’s reactions are when they realize their computer has been compromised, according to News Room America.

DerpTrolling leaks 5,604 logins for PSN, 2K and Windows Live

Hacking group DerpTrolling has leaked 5,604 logins for three gaming networks to Pastebin, and claims that this is a “very small portion” of the credentials they have stolen, LifeHacker reports.

More than half of British firms ‘would consider hiring hackers’

More than half of British firms would consider hiring computer hackers in the face of a severe skills shortage – and more than 50% of executives said that they would consider hiring an expert even if they had a criminal record

Wireless attacks against ‘air gapped’ targets are possible, Israeli team claims

A team of Israeli researchers has demonstrated a way to hack into an ultra-secure air-gapped network, install malware, and retreive information – without using hardware such as USB keys.

Footage from thousands of home webcams found streaming on Russian site

A Russian website is showing off hundreds of feeds of live webcam footage from inside homes and businesses, which have been accessed by hacking into people’s webcams, CCTV systems and monitors.

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