Top Stories Security
- How Much Will Australia's Metadata Retention Plan Really Cost?
- Google Still Cares More About Profits Than Privacy
- Four Ways To Make Hybrid Security Work Better
- When Facebook Falls, The Internet Trembles
- Carhacking: Why Your Computerised Car Could Actually Be Less Secure
- Why Google Stopped Securing Older Versions Of Android
Google’s announcement that it will not provide security updates for older versions of its Android mobile operating system means that more than a billion users face growing security risks to their phones or tablets.
The Twittersphere is abuzz about the news on Monday that ISIS or their affiliates are suspected of hacking and compromising the US Central Command’s official Twitter account. As of Monday afternoon in the US, the US Centcom’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were shut down.
One of the bigger challenges in online security is finding a way to effectively share data and be sure it isn’t intercepted. Research led by the Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University has identified a mechanism for doing this effectively via quantum computing, using a technique known as “quantum steering”.
It’s the stuff of nightmares: your intimate images are leaked and posted online by somebody you thought you could trust. But in Australia, victims often have no real legal remedy for this kind of abuse.