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ACMA: Cloud services raise security concerns

June 17, 2013

As many as 71 per cent of Australians are currently using a cloud service, leading many to express concerns about the security of their data, a new paper has found.

The research, entitled ‘The cloud: services, computing and digital data – emerging issues in media and communications’, showed that people are unsure about how their information is being managed and protected.

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Turning the tables: The advantage of an ethical hacking evaluation

May 27, 2013

The average Australian business owner need only open a newspaper these days to see for themselves the increasing propensity of cybercrime across the globe.

While exact figures are unknown, experts have placed the cost of cybercrime to the global economy at anywhere from US$100 billion to $1 trillion per annum.

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Ethical hacking provides comprehensive vulnerability management

March 27, 2013

There are many different ways in which a cybercriminal might look to gain access to a secure server or database, which is why comprehensive vulnerability management requires a multifaceted approach.

It's true that penetration testing evaluations and security audit assessments are a great way to determine whether there are any particular backdoors or exploits that a cybercriminal might choose to target when attacking your enterprise

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$40,000 awarded in ethical hacking competition

March 19, 2013

A cybersecurity expert has been awarded a $40,000 cash reward for discovering a partial exploit in the Google Chrome web browser.

In a blog post published March 18, Google Chromium chief reward officer Chris Evans confirmed that a man going by the alias Pinkie Pie had received the prize for his participation in a recent ethical hacking competition hosted by Google.

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Australia warned of phishing emails

March 16, 2013

Australia Post and Westpac have warned customers to be wary about official-looking online communications, after both organisations received reports of phishing emails this week.

In a statement released March 13, Australia Post confirmed that emails purporting to be from the Postal Corporation under the title 'Receive Free Gift' have been sent to customers.

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Serious security flaws uncovered in ethical hacking competition

March 08, 2013

The annual Pwn2Own ethical hacking competition got underway at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver this week, and could be dubbed either a rousing success or a complete disaster, depending on which point of view you take.

According to an article published by ZDNet on March 7, on the first day of the competition participants were able to uncover vulnerabilities in all three of the most popular consumer web browsers available – Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

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