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  • Our Wi-Fi is safe from Krack, says Spark

    Spark says the modem and WiFi access points it supplies to consumers with their Spark broadband services are not susceptible to the newly-discovered Krack vulnerability

    17 Oct. 17 16:17 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Adobe issues warning over Flash vulnerability

    Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

    17 Oct. 17 08:00 Written by Reuters
  • North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist, BAE claims

    Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system.

    17 Oct. 17 07:56 Written by Reuters
  • 15.2 million UK records exposed in Equifax breach

    Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that 15.2 million client records in Britain were compromised in the massive cyber attack it disclosed last month, including sensitive information affecting nearly 700,000 consumers.

    11 Oct. 17 09:21 Written by Reuters
  • Symantec scraps government code reviews

    U.S.-based security firm Symantec is no longer allowing governments to review the source code of its software because of fears the agreements would compromise the security of its products, Symantec Chief Executive Greg Clark said in an interview with Reuters.

    11 Oct. 17 09:19 Written by Reuters
  • Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: WSJ report

    Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

    06 Oct. 17 09:26 Written by Reuters
  • Foreign government code reviews 'problematic': White House cyber official

    Allowing foreign governments to require reviews of software secrets of technology products built by U.S. companies is "problematic," the top White House cyber security official said on Tuesday, adding that the increasingly common arrangements presented both security and intellectual property risks.

    04 Oct. 17 08:46 Written by Reuters
  • UK government assails WhatsApp over encryption

    Britain has claimed WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and organised crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law and called on the messaging service to move faster to help governments catch offenders.

    04 Oct. 17 08:42 Written by Reuters
  • Yahoo says 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft

    Yahoo, now part of Verizon Communications Inc, said on Tuesday that an investigation showed all 3 billion of its user accounts were affected in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the largest breach in history.

    04 Oct. 17 08:37 Written by Reuters
  • HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinise ArcSight source code

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defence agency to review the inner workings of cyber defence software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to Russian regulatory records and interviews with people with direct knowledge of the issue.

    03 Oct. 17 13:14 Written by Reuters
  • Kordia takes RedShield security service to Australia

    Kordia, which has exclusive New Zealand and Australian distribution rights to security technology developed by Wellington based RedShield, has hired staff in Australia to market RedShield security services and is looking for channel partners.

    13 Sept. 17 11:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Aura offer cyber security training for all

    Wellington based cyber security consultancy Aura Information Security has made its e-learning programme CyberWise available via a web portal saying this makes it accessible by all businesses, regardless of size or set up. CyberWise was previously available only as a module for use with learning management systems.

    25 Aug. 17 09:28 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Guidelines aim to promote responsible, trusted data sharing

    Independent ministerial advisory group, the Data Futures Partnership, has released a set of draft guidelines designed to help public and private organisations develop policies and practices for sharing data while maintain the trust of the public.

    14 Aug. 17 11:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Internet Party to ‘crowd source’ anti-spying bill

    The Internet Party is planning to ‘crowd source’ the drafting of bill that, in the unlikely event it became law, would, it says, counter government spying on New Zealand citizens.

    02 Aug. 17 10:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • How Do You Protect Yourself from Microsoft Office Malwares?

    Recently, antivirus company McAfee has warned users that Microsoft office has a potentially harmful virus inside that can install Malware into the PC of users once the user installs MS Office in his or her computer. The installation of Malware could lead to the computer slowly deteriorating as well as theft of information.

    21 July 17 17:43 Written by Joshua Althauser
  • SAM helps companies comply with CIS Security Controls

    A New Zealand developed cloud service enables organisations to assess and manage their compliance with CIS Controls, a set of best practice guidelines for computer security published by the US-based Center for Internet Security (CIS).

    17 July 17 14:36 Written by Stuart Corner

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