Top Stories Security
- Turnbull's $230M Cyber Security Strategy: Four Industry Experts Respond
- Apple Forsakes QuickTime For Windows, Stops Security Patches
- Ransomware Cybercriminals Love Australia
- Why We Shouldn't Make Malware Victims Feel Ashamed
- How The 'Internet of Things' Impacts Security
- How To Remove The KeRanger Ransomware From Your Mac
Looks like Apple has given up on its QuickTime media player for Windows – for good. It’s been a long time coming and the company will no longer be issuing updates for the media player. Security vendor Trend Micro is urging QuickTime for Windows users to uninstall the program after finding two zero day vulnerabilities on it. Here are the details.
Australia is very popular right now, but with the wrong kind of people. Cybercriminals see Australia as a goldmine and are sending waves of ransomware to our shores to extort victims into handing over money to unencrypt precious files. This is just one of the insights from Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, which analyses security threats from around the world in 2015. We take a closer look at the findings that directly impact Australia.
Cybercriminals are constantly innovating to find new ways to deliver malware without being detected and it has been discovered that they now have a tool that helps a range of ransomware bypass security controls. Here’s what you need to know.
Gone are the days when cybercriminals relied on those Nigerian Prince email scams to try to con victims into handing over their hard-earned cash. Cybercrime is now big business and the methods that attackers use to trick their victims are now more sophisticated than ever and even security conscious individuals could be ensnared. Yet, people are still made to feel embarrassed when they do fall for malware scams. This is making the problem worse, according to Symantec security expert Nick Savvides.
Last week, we reported on the Petya ransomware which was able to encrypt entire hard drives rather than individual files. Due to a bug in the ransomware, an independent developer has made a decryptor to unencrypt hard drives that have fallen victim to Petya without paying the ransom. Here are the details.
For those who are serious about privacy, you would be familiar with messaging services that use end-to-end encryption. Signal is the one that is favoured by privacy activist Edward Snowden but unlike many popular messaging services like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, it didn’t support desktop use. We have some good news. Signal Desktop has come out of beta and is now publicly available. Here’s are the details.
Do you have a competitor to your business that you want to bring down? Why not launch a distributed denial of service (DDos) attack on them to cripple their website? You may not have the technical skills to do this yourself but there are plenty of hackers out there who are offering up their unique and highly illegal skillsets to do it for you; and they provide great customer service to boot. Want to find out more? Read on.