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Just about anything can be an internet-of-things (IoT) device these days; even household appliances are able to connect to the internet. Vendors and their developers create mobile apps to communicate with and control IoT devices that interact with us on an intimate level. But often these apps provide the perfect gateway for attackers to intercept user data. We have some advice on how to create a secure IoT mobile app.
Cybersecurity is already a top priority for a lot of organisations. Now, with the Federal Government’s investment in this space, it’s a good time for companies to re-evaluate their approach to IT security and weave in some offensive measures when fighting against cybercriminals that are trying to gain access to their corporate networks.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to launch its $230 million Cyber Security Defence Strategy which include investments to bump up Australia’s defence against cyberattacks, hiring 100 IT security professionals and addressing the country’s skill shortage in this space. It also aims to promote collaboration between the public and private sector to fend off cyber threats to Australia and more. Read on for the details.
Intel Authenticate is a preview technology that comes with the new sixth-generation Core chips with vPro. It’s a feature that was met with excitement when it was announced in January as it brings easy multifactor authentication features to PCs that carry the new Intel vPro chips. See how it works here.
When it comes to home security, most Australians slap a big-arse lock on their front door and call it a day. Obviously, this doesn’t present much of an obstacle for any self-respecting burglar. This infographic breaks down everything you need to know for better house protection; from tried-and-proven deterrents to the psychology of the average Australian thief.
Google has ramped up efforts to assist webmasters that have had their websites compromised by hackers. This comes after the company joined forces with the University of California for a research that found around 761,000 websites were hacked and infected with malware targeted at those sites’ visitors last year.