Cayla is a blond, bright-eyed doll that chatters about horses and hobbies. She plays games and accurately answers questions about the world at large. She could also be eavesdropping on your child.
TV maker Vizio has been accused of secretly collecting - and selling - data about its customers' locations, demographics and viewing habits.
Free Wi-Fi is a windfall, but you do have to care about security when you're out and about. Here's how to surf safely, on any device.
Hubbub over the security of the White House's accounts is a good reminder for all Twitter users to take a spin through their settings.
Chinese app Meitu has recently taken off in English-speaking countries, and your social feed may be filled with images of your friends' faces contorted into an anime style. But security researchers are warning the app is doing far more making your selfies cute.
After a string of online security breaches, Australians are wary of storing their credit card details online and mistrust local retailers more than tech giants Apple and Google.
We've all heard the warnings about passwords — use a variety of character types, make it random, use a password manager — but many of us, it seems, still aren't listening.
Data gathered in those immense pools of information that are at the heart of everything from artificial intelligence to online shopping recommendations is increasingly a focus of technology competition.
The University of Canberra has again refused to force all users of its computer systems to regularly change their passwords, ignoring recommendations the ACT Auditor-General has urged be taken on at the institution since 2006.
Ransomware is a growing problem. It's estimated to have affected tens of thousands of Americans in 2016, and according to the FBI, is on track to make nearly $US1 billion a year for the criminals behind it.
Yahoo has identified a new system breach that occurred in August 2013 and involved data associated with more than one billion user accounts.
Do you want to see live-stream footage of everyone who comes to your door? If so, then it may be worth spending $299 on a video doorbell, made by US company Ring, which has a camera with night vision and two-way audio.
A Sydney father unwittingly became a major organised crime suspect after a police officer created a false intelligence report in his name.
Don't get too excited by a cut-price deal to rent a cool holiday house on Airbnb. Here are ways to avoid the scammers.
Cyber attacks against Australian agencies, businesses and individuals are on the rise, but our nation still lacks the capability to defend.
Deutsche Telekom AG fell victim to hackers using malware that targets household devices, with hundreds of thousands of customers experiencing technical issues with their phone, internet and TV services.
A newly-found bug in Apple's Safari software causes any iPhone or iPad to slow down and then crash when a specific video file is played in the browser.
There are more reasons than ever to understand how to protect your personal information.
Australian companies caught out by the sale of leaked customer information from offshore call centres may only have themselves to blame, former cyber spy David Irvine suggests.
'The real victor is the US public which is better informed as a result of our work,' Assange wrote. 'It would be unconscionable for WikiLeaks to withhold such an archive from the public during an election.'
Security experts speaking at Australia's Ruxcon 2016 event explain why the weekend's internet problems are likely just the beginning.
'Last stand' on web privacy has fallen away, with search giant now able to pair its ad data with what it knows about you personally.
Consumer demand for smaller, longer lasting devices is forcing manufacturers to push the technology to the limits, battery experts say.
A powerful surveillance program that police used for tracking racially charged protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, relied on special feeds of user data provided by social networks.
Two members of hacking groups Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp were charged last week with 'conspiring to cause damage to protected computers'.