The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) is a not-for-profit security group that provides advice to the Australian public, team members, and the education sector. AusCERT monitors and evaluates global computer network threats and vulnerabilities, publishing security bulletins and recommended prevention and mitigation strategies.
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Nigerian scam victim Jill explains how she was conned out of $300,000 over a four year period.
The US government's offensive approach to 'cyberwar' demonstrates that it doesn't understand that strategies and tactics used in the physical world simply don't apply to the online world, according to Tenable Security's security chief.
AusCERT has returned to the Gold Coast for another year, and ZDNet was there to bring you all the highlights.
What do security specialist HD Moore and the Queensland Police have in common? They both feature in this lighthearted round-up of day 1 at AusCERT 2013.
Former McAfee Threat Research vice-president Dmitri Alperovitch has called for greater powers for private companies, saying that they should be allowed to make citizens' arrests and limited retaliatory action against hackers.
Highlighting the fact that there are security vulnerabilities in your organisation sounds like common sense, but there is such a thing as doing it too fast, according to Foxtel CISO Kevin Shaw.
Whether the US or China started the online fight, both sides are rallying forces, and with the right spark, it could end with catastrophic consequences.
Users could be saved from a lot of pain if information security professionals acted like dictators and forced them to patch, update and take precautions, but Google's chief technology advocate has called for a less totalitarian scheme.
AusCERT general manager Graham Ingram has rejected Eugene Kaspersky's view that the current golden age of cybercrime will be over in a few years — because the crimes are just too easy to commit.
Android is widely accepted as being iOS' greatest rival, but, according to Dell SecureWorks security researcher Timothy Vidas, it has a host of issues that have made it a target for malware authors.
The last 12 months have seen a clear shift in the way information security is discussed. It used to be all about cybercrime. Now, there's talk of war.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise, and, according to Earthwave CEO Carlos Minassian, the situation will get worse when the National Broadband Network (NBN) rolls out.