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  • Nearly 7% of ANZ PCs face XP-related security exposure: Trend Micro

    Companies in Australia and New Zealand are well ahead of world pace in moving away from Windows XP – which is widely expected to become a security nightmare once Microsoft discontinues updates for the platform next Monday – but hundreds of thousands of regional PCs are still running the operating system, according to new statistics from Trend Micro.

  • Experts cast doubts on Chinese hacking scare

    Security experts are voicing their doubts about suggestions that China tried to hack New Zealand government IT systems, saying it is technically very difficult to identify the point of origin of such attacks.

  • NZ organisations report attacks by foreign governments

    With tension mounting between the US and China over hacking allegations, two New Zealand organisations report they may have been subject to online attacks by a foreign government, while one says it has been the victim of a likely “cyber-terrorist” incident.

  • ‘Scam-spammers’ are messing with our minds

    Spammers and scammers know how to work the mind games that make even the most sophisticated and sceptical computer users fall for their tricks, a researcher says in a just-released report.

  • UTM thwarts blended attacks

    Unified threat-management appliances provide increased intelligence with which to detect network threat activity. They do so through the correlation and analysis of data from various security engines. This approach provides an alternative to piecemeal implementation of separate systems.

  • Symantec: Net attacks down, but more sophisticated

    The number of security attacks on the internet seem to be levelling off after a rocket-like rise during the last decade, but the attacks still happening are more sophisticated, says the president and chief operating officer of security vendor Symantec.

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