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.

Virus hits Iran's defence network

Iranians carry the coffin of a soldier killed at Alghadir.

Richard Spencer, Dubai 'Supervirus' called Duqu shares properties with another virus apparently created by Mossad.

Anti-virus giant Symantec subjected to $US50k extortion attempt


Jordan Robertson Symantec, the biggest maker of computer-security software, said a person claiming to be part of the Anonymous group tried to extort $US50,000 to keep it from posting stolen source code on the...

Hackers catch virus aimed at Tehran


Josh Halliday LONDON: The ''hacktivist'' group Anonymous claims to have access to the sophisticated computer virus reportedly developed as a joint Israeli-US cyber attack against Iran's nuclear facilities.

Computer virus hits ambulance dispatch system

NSW Ambulance

THE NSW government says it will launch an inquiry into a glitch that shut down the paramedic computer dispatch system.

Finding high-tech flaws for fun and an optional profit

Ben Grubb NATHANIEL CAREW makes a living protecting computer systems. In his spare time, he hacks into Google.

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More than a pretty phrase

Adam Turner With just a little bit of effort and carefully clever passwords, you can protect yourself from hackers.

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


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...

Crikey! We've been hacked

Crikey has been hacked.

Michael Lallo News website Crikey has been hacked with editors warning readers not to visit its home page until it has been fixed.

Hacking fears: Symantec tells customers to disable software


Jim Finkle Security firm Symantec took the rare step of advising customers to stop using one of its products, saying its pcAnywhere software for accessing remote PCs is at increased risk of getting hacked after...

Facebook hackers stalk the network


Mark Russell SHE has no idea who they were or why they would target her but Sasha Mathers feels violated by Facebook hackers.

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.

Hacking linked to Northern Ireland

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Patrick Wintour and Dan Sabbagh, London Detectives lead investigation into hacking of former Northern Ireland secretary's computer.

From private life to public knowledge

Facebook and Twitter.

One morning this week, Facebook told me a friend had used a dating application the night before, one called Are You Interested? It told not just me, but all those it recognises as his friends.

A is for antivirus: free software A-Z

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Dirk Averesch There are some good programs out there that don't cost a thing.

Smartphones offer new frontier for identity theft


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


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?

Macs a growing target for malware: Sophos

apple mac

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

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Keep tabs on your phone

keep tabs on your phone

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.