Allowing users to bring their own devices (BYOD) needn't be difficult, even for the government, according to the senior manager for the ACT Government's IT security, Peter Major.
Manipulating the internet's domain-name system (DNS) to reduce the impact of criminal malware DNSChanger has proved successful. Extending the technique to deal with other matters, however, represents the thin end of a wedge, according to DNS pioneer Dr Paul Vixie.
Despite the fact that the industry standard for protecting credit and debit card information doesn't address moving card information to the cloud, it can still be done safely, according to Bridge Point Communications chief information officer Dr David Ross.
Transaction profiling, one of the most effective ways for banks and ecommerce firms to detect online fraud, is under threat, as criminals assemble ever more complex transnational operations.
Palo Alto Networks has been looking through its customers' logs to uncover what employees are doing on the company network.
Aldi has confirmed that one of the products it has stocked in its stores contains malware.
What really went down at AusCERT, why are you still getting ripped off for software and are there really only seven customers on the Armidale NBN?
Police have spoken out strongly against so-called "ethical hacking" in the wake of the demonstration of a Facebook privacy hack at the BSides Australia conference being held in conjunction with the AusCERT 2011 information security conference. The incident has already seen a journalist arrested and his iPad seized.
Queensland Police is conducting an investigation following a Facebook demonstration at the AusCERT security conference this week, having already approached a journalist on the matter.
Getting malware onto smartphones has until now involved a PC somewhere along the way, but that's about to change. Next-generation mobile malware is only months away, which will attack the device directly, leading to developments such as mobile botnets, according to Amil Klein, chief technology officer at Trusteer.
The Internet of Things will soon become a serious security problem unless we start dealing with it right now. "Our dishwashers will kill us!"? Not quite. It'll be the tumble dryer — coordinated by the TV.
Stuxnet, the sophisticated malware targeted at Iran's nuclear program last year, represents the start of an arms race in the security of industrial control systems. Stuxnet-inspired malware could appear within a little as a year, said a leading critical infrastructure security expert, and traditional "air gap" protection won't be the answer.
The Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) has issued a warning for 34 zero-day security holes affecting four Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
This week saw New Zealand telcos shine through a national disaster, the DSD gets chummy with Apple, AusCERT suffers under legal bindings, all while the Federal Court of Australia handed down the iiTrial verdict.
Efforts by security sleuths AusCERT to help repatriate victims of fraud and identity theft have been torpedoed by laws preventing reverse-engineering of passwords.
A tester for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has tested wireless technology using the 802.11s 'mesh networking' pre-draft in Australia's outback and achieved distances of 2km.