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School for scoundrels: Now cybercrooks are learning from online courses, too

One six week discovered course provides wannabe cybercriminals with everything they need to get going including course notes, reading lists and lectures.

Segway hoverboard could be wirelessly hacked say researchers

Researchers at IOActive found it was possible to remotely bring the scooters to a halt.

Rapid7 snaps up security automation platform Komand

The company hopes that security orchestration and automation will bring in future enterprise revenue.

Data retention's value for money still not proven: Criminologist

The $750 million being spent on Australia's mandatory metadata retention scheme could buy a lot of crime-fighting, says criminologist Rick Sarre. Meanwhile, police are challenged by the rise of cyber crime.

Chinese censorship cracks down on WeChat, Weibo, WhatsApp

Beijing has been cracking down on images of Liu Xiaobo in direct messages between users, while WhatsApp could reportedly be blocked.

Flaw in home security system lets hackers remotely activate alarms

The company appears to have ignored the security report, months after it was filed.

Google bolsters security to prevent another Google Docs phishing attack

It's about to get really difficult to accidentally fall for a phishing attack.

Encryption: In the battle between maths and politics there is only one winner

End-to-end encryption is a reality, it's better to deal with it than hope to ban it.

Singapore government uncovers lapses in IT systems control

Numerous oversights have been found in how the country's government agencies managed its IT systems, including unapproved administrative changes and unauthorised access by external vendors.

DisrupTV: Amazon Prime Day, AI, and data breaches

Larry Dignan, editor in chief at ZDNet, dissects the week's headlines on DisrupTV.

?Cisco patches critical bug in WebEx plug-in for Chrome, Firefox on Windows

Cisco fixes a security flaw in its widely-used WebEx video conferencing software.

This scary Android malware can record audio, video and steal your data

Researchers discover malware which creates a backdoor into devices, allowing attackers to steal data, record audio and video and much more - even potentially deploy ransomware.

Hacker steals $7.4 million in ethereum during CoinDash ICO launch

The hack took only a few minutes but allowed the criminal to escape with millions in investor funds.

?NetApp warns privacy is not synonymous with security

The California-based storage and data management company said it's important for organisations to draw distinctions between security and privacy, as one won't protect against the other, especially in a courtroom.

AGD stripped of AFP and ASIO to create Dutton-led enforcement superministry

The Attorney-General's Department will have its operational control for the federal police and domestic spy agency moved into a new Home Affairs ministry.

Analyzing a Patch of a Virtual Machine Escape on VMware

A virtual machine is a completely isolated guest operating system installation within a normal host operating system. Virtual machine escape is the process of breaking out of a virtual machine and interacting with the host operating system, which can lead to infections and malware execution. Show More Summary

US appeals court rejects challenge to National Security Letter gag orders

A panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge from CloudFlare and CREDO Mobile.

FedEx said TNT Petya attack financial hit will be material, some systems won't come back

FedEx said it will see a material financial hit and didn't have cyber insurance as it digs out from the Petya attack.

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