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Sneaky Exploit Allows Phishing Attacks From Sites That Look Secure

When a phishing attack can impersonate a trusted site it's even harder to know that it's happening. The post Sneaky Exploit Allows Phishing Attacks From Sites That Look Secure appeared first on WIRED.

90 percent of Australian organisations admit security compromise to ACSC

A survey of 113 Australian organisations conducted by the Australian Cyber Security Centre has found 90 percent of respondents faced some form of cybersecurity compromise during the 2015-16 financial year.

Encryption: Usage grows again, but only at snail's pace

Deployment pain and problems in finding data in the corporate maze get the blame for lack of interest in crypto from business.

A Russian hacker has created his own 'starter pack' ransomware service

Now even low-level criminals can jump into the ransomware game, said the researchers who found the malware.

Trojan malware campaign targets tax-filers with fake IRS documents

jRAT payload even contains the ability to hack infected machines and use them to take photos

Netgear Arlo Pro, First Take: Pricey, but plenty of options

This isn't the cheapest connected camera on the market, but Netgear's Arlo Pro packs a good range of features from a siren to a rechargeable battery.

CrowdStrike warns geographic isolation won't keep threats out of Australia

CrowdStrike APAC VP of technology Michael Sentonas has warned that it is naive to think Australia is immune to cyber threats experienced by the rest of the world.

?Unsecured printers a security weak point for many organisations: HP

With printers often on the same network as secured devices, HP is concerned about the lack of security controls organisations are placing on them, saying it opens an opportunity for malicious activity to take place.

Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now

Opinion: Courts should pause the use of algorithms for criminal sentencing. The post Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now appeared first on WIRED.

Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware appeared first on WI...

Taser’s Free Body Cameras Are Good for Cops, Not the People

Opinion: Free body cameras may help police, but they come at a cost to civil liberties. The post Taser’s Free Body Cameras Are Good for Cops, Not the People appeared first on WIRED.

Watch Workers Learn How to Filter Obscene and Violent Photos From Dating Sites

Directors Adrian Chen and Ciaran Cassidy give WIRED a first look at their disturbing short documentary on content moderation. The post Watch Workers Learn How to Filter Obscene and Violent Photos From Dating Sites appeared first on WIRED.

Shadow Brokers' latest file drop shows NSA targeted Windows PCs, several banks

The latest dump of hacks and exploits target most versions of the operating system.

That ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Was Just Waiting For the Right Target

What's a Massive Ordinance Air Blast? "Just a big canister with a lot of explosive in it." The post That ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Was Just Waiting For the Right Target appeared first on WIRED.

Do You Have This? Facebook is Testing a GoFundMe Fundraising Competitor

Facebook is testing a new fundraising feature that allows any user to raise money for their friends. Will this be a GoFundMe killer? The post Do You Have This? Facebook is Testing a GoFundMe Fundraising Competitor appeared first on Stay N Alive.

Microsoft reveals it received a secret FBI subpoena

The software giant is no longer prohibited from keeping the classified national security letter a secret.

US border searches of phones and laptops have almost doubled

But Homeland Security won't say why the number of searches has risen sharply, amid an ongoing effort by lawmakers to restrict warrantless searches at the US border.

STIX and TAXII: new weapons in the security battle

They may sound like a German noble family, but STIX and TAXII are new tools for fighting internet lawlessness. They enable the good guys to beat internet attacks through automated, realtime info sharing, and are supported by many tech heavyweights. Here's what you need to know.

Suing to See the Feds’ Encrypted Messages? Good Luck

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the EPA for staffers' Signal messages. It may hit the encrypted limits of federal transparency. The post Suing to See the Feds' Encrypted Messages? Good Luck appeared first on WIRED.

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