Malware

Malware shuts down internet for many, but was it overhyped?

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Samantha Murphy Although a nasty piece of malware called DNSChanger was set to kick thousands of Mac and PC users off the internet on Monday, no major companies experienced issues related to the so-called "Doomsday...

Macs a growing target for malware: Sophos

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With more Macs installed globally, laying traps for Mac users is now more worth their while.

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US, Israel developed Flame computer virus: report

Growing numbers of mercenaries are being hired to help twist the landscape of social media. Illustration: Karl Hilzinger.

The United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame computer virus that collected intelligence to help slow Iran's nuclear program, says a report.

FBI calls for new, secure internet

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Lolita Baldor The computer networks that control power plants and financial systems will never be secure enough, so government and corporate leaders should consider developing a new, highly secure alternative...

Trade secrets exposed by 'stealthy' email typo attack

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Ben Grubb Australian organisations and individuals face losing thousands of private emails and trade secrets to hackers through a crafty new attack which takes advantage of typos.

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Small business lags on computer security

Small businesses have embraced the internet but 16 per cent don't use anti-virus software and 30 per cent don't use a protective firewall, a new study shows.

China denies mass hacking of Gmail accounts

Google alleges Chinese hackers are behind the latest attacks on Gmail accounts.

John Garnaut, Sanghee Liu BEIJING: Chinese cyber warfare experts have denied charges their country was behind a fresh wave of cyber attacks on Gmail accounts, and say that it is China that stands ''naked'' against American...

Cyber-attack didn't slow Iran's nuclear progress

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Joby Warrick VIENNA: In an underground chamber near the city of Natanz, surveillance cameras offer the world a rare glimpse into Iran's largest nuclear facility.

Smartphones offer new frontier for identity theft

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As more people switch from traditional cell phones to smart phones, worries have increased that users will fall prey to the same virus and malware problems that can plague personal computers.

Cyber criminals change tactics

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Lia Timson Mass indiscriminate computer attacks are giving way to highly targeted individual attempts in a new wave of professional cyber crime, experts say.

Avert an unwanted gaze

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Lia Timson Ever wondered what could happen to that email you sent the travel agent with all your personal information, including a scan of your passport so they could book your tickets?

Keep tabs on your phone

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Conrad Walters Each week, nearly 3200 mobile phones are reported lost or stolen, although it's usually not the phones themselves we mourn so much as the information they hold.