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Dell Releases Instructions On Removing Superfish-Like Security Flaw But New Issue Emerges

Dell has just released an online guide on how to remove eDellRoot, the root certificate at the centre of its latest security headache, but there are now reports of new security issue linked to the Dell Foundation Services app.

Cybercrime Cost Australians $1.2 Billion But People Are Still Overconfident Online

Despite losing $1.2 billion to cybercrime in the past year, many Australians still think they have the adequate know-how when it comes to protecting themselves online and believe they are well-prepared should they ever become a victim of online crime, according to research by security vendor Norton. We also look at an online fraud report from credit reporting agency Veda.

Dell PCs Hit By Superfish-Like Security Flaw [Updated]

Who could forget Lenovo’s “Superfish” scandal when the company was found to have been shipping their PCs with adware that led to security vulnerabilities. It seems that Dell is now suffering the same fate after users found pre-installed software that compromised the security of their Dell laptops.

Microsoft: IT Security Is Now A CEO-Level Issue

The IT security threat landscape has changed dramatically in recent years with attacks becoming more organised and targeted, especially in the enterprise space. CEOs can no longer just palm the problem off to the technical people in their organisations; they have to take responsibility for IT security within their businesses, according to Microsoft Australia CTO James Kavanagh.

Microsoft: You Can't Sacrifice The User Experience For Security

It’s the eternal struggle between workers and IT managers: employees want to have access to certain systems and applications that will make their jobs easier but IT managers, in a bid to protect their organisations from external security threats, will not allow it. While it is understandable that IT professionals want to lock down their environments as the threat landscape evolves, protecting the organisation shouldn’t make lives difficult for end-users, argues Microsoft.

Google Beefs Up Safe Browsing Service To Protect Against Beguiling Online Attacks

Google rolled out its Safe Browsing service eight years ago to protect internet users against traditional phishing attacks on the web. But the online security landscape has evolved since then and attacks are becoming much more sophisticated. That is why Google has fleshed out Safe Browsing to encompass deceptive social engineering attacks on the web.

Microsoft Outlook Crashing For A Number Of Users After Security Patches

A number of Microsoft Outlook users are experiencing crashes when they use the email desktop client after the vendor’s regular security patches were rolled out for Windows on Tuesday. Here’s what we know.

Information Overload: Turning Security Intelligence Into Actionable Wisdom

Security professionals are often inundated with information. They would have to sort through and distill the information to come up with intelligence that would assist them in combating cyber security. Sieving through the wave of data is challenging enough. Being able to turn the intelligence into something useful for their organisations is even tougher.

How To Stay Safe In The Cloud

Using the cloud is now a fact of our digital lives. Email, blogging, website design and storing digital content all rely on cloud services. The news headlines can seem awash with security scare stories, but with a little effort anyone can use the cloud safely.

XcodeGhost Malware Still Alive And Kicking, Now Attacking iOS 9 In The Enterprise

In September, a malware called XcodeGhost was found to have infected a number of apps on Apple’s App Store in China, including popular ones that are used internationally such as WeChat. Apple reacted quickly to mitigate the issue but XcodeGhost has resurfaced and has even been found running on iOS 9 devices in enterprise environments.

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