Top Stories Security
- Acronis Creates Prototype Blockchain App For Secure Data Storage
- Australians Are Really Terrible At Passwords
- 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
Pornhub, one of the biggest adult entertainment websites on the internet, has launched its very own bug bounty program, offering up to US$25,000 to security researchers that find vulnerabilities on its site. If you are an IT security professional skilled at finding backdoors, you may find this job extra pleasurable. Here’s how the program works.
In the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin, the vendor has issued patches for 16 security bugs for its software of which eight are rated as critical. Some of them affect all supported Windows operating systems including Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Among the critical security flaws found, a handful involved remote code execution which would allow hackers to take over vulnerable PCs. Here are the details.
Millions of Android devices using Qualcomm technology are vulnerable to a critical security flaw that dates back to 2011. The bug can potentially be exploited by hackers to view a victim’s text messages and phone history. According to FireEye, the security vendor that discovered the bug, it is likely that many of the affected devices will never be patched. Here are the details.
Last month, the Turnbull government announced a $230 million Cyber Security Defence Strategy which would potentially enable the country to strike back against foreign cyber attacks. Consultants have now warned that recruiting hundreds of cyber security contractors could be problematic. Here’s why.
Google had put in additional security measures to make it hard for malware to steal banking information on the Android operating system. But, as we know, cybercriminals are a tenacious bunch and they have found a way to bypass the additional security through Android’s accessibility services. Here are the details.
A tool called ImageMagick that is used by countless websites and companies for resizing user-submitted images has been found to have critical vulnerabilities that allow hackers to execute malicious code. This can be done simply by submitting a dodgy image for ImageMagick to process and attackers may have already exploited this gaping security hole to force their way onto targeted web servers. Here’s what you need to know.
May 5th is global World Password Day which aims to promote good password habits. According to Intel, Australians have an average of 26 different personal and business-related accounts that use passwords. That’s a lot of passwords to remember. The vendor has some tips on how stay on top of your password security.