Guide to securing personal information

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  Introduction This ‘Guide to securing personal information’ (Guide) provides guidance on the reasonable steps entities are required to take under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) to protect the personal information they hold from misuse, interference, loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. It also includes guidance […]

Apple’s iOS 11 release prevents backdoor exploit on Wi-Fi chips

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Apple’s release of iOS 11 patched an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips that, if exploited, could have allowed attackers within range to execute arbitrary code on the firmware. Designated CVE-2017-11120, the bug was discovered by team researcher Gal Beniamini, and is comparable to the Broadpwnvulnerability found in Broadcom chipsets earlier this year. Following Apple’s Sept. […]

Cisco Closes Backdoor to Umbrella Virtual Appliances

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Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-based Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) designed to provide visibility and protection for devices on and outside the corporate network. Virtual appliances allow organizations to map internal IPs to internal Active Directory users and computers, and forward external DNS queries from the network to an Umbrella data […]

Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral System Far Wider Than Previously Known

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Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before Donald Trump’s election was far more widespread than has been publicly revealed, including incursions into voter databases and software systems in almost twice as many states as previously reported. To read the original article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-13/russian-breach-of-39-states-threatens-future-u-s-elections

2017 Midyear Security Roundup: The Cost of Compromise

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Major events shook the global threat landscape in the first half of 2017. Our midyear security roundup covers the old and the new, from ransomware and BEC scams to potential attacks against industrial robots. Read on to know more about these enterprise threats and how to stay protected. Enterprises suffered major […]

Report: 99% of ransomware targets Microsoft products

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A new report from Carbon Black analyzed 1,000 ransomware samples to learn how attackers are using it and how threats are evolving. The explosive growth of ransomware is bad news for Windows users. Some 99% of ransomware attacks are targeting Microsoft products, according to a report from security firm Carbon Black, released […]