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Australia's tangle of electronic surveillance laws needs unravelling

ZDNet Security - 4 hours 37 min ago
The government agrees: Australia needs a whole new electronic surveillance Act to sort out the mess. But a bunch of ad hoc laws are already making their way through parliament.
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Optus warns not to punish whole economy for tech giant sins in Privacy Act changes

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 11:59pm
Australian telcos agree that the Privacy Act is working well, and Australia does not need a right to erasure.
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OpenWRT reports data breach after hacker gained access to forum admin account

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 3:10pm
The OpenWRT wiki, which contains the official download links, was not compromised, the project said.
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Hackers 'manipulated' stolen COVID-19 vaccine data before leaking it online

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:46am
European Medicines Agency says investigation into cyberattack has revealed the hackers have attempted to "undermine trust" in COVID-19 vaccines.
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You're using your Android and Mac's fingerprint reader all wrong

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:11am
Here's how to get your fingerprint reader to work for you the first time, every time.
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How to prepare your business for civil unrest during inauguration week

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:06am
This week promises to be difficult, especially for businesses with facilities near State and Federal Capitol buildings. We offer some guidance on how to prepare.
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Google Cloud: We do use some SolarWinds, but we weren't affected by mega hack

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 9:07am
Google's first CISO explains how you avoid being owned by hackers engaged in supply chain attacks.
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Ongoing ransomware attack leaves systems badly affected, says Scottish environment agency

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 7:28am
Almost a month on from the initial attack, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's (SEPA) systems remain offline - and data stolen from the organisation has been published by hackers.
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UK police warn of sextortion attempts in intimate online dating chats

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 7:09am
There are people out there trying to take advantage of the only way to date during a pandemic.
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Singapore tightens cyber defence guidelines for financial services sector

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 3:54am
Revised guidelines on technology risk management include instructions for financial institutions to exercise "strong oversight" of arrangements with third-party service providers to ensure data confidentiality and details of the responsibility of senior management.
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Multiple backdoors and vulnerabilities discovered in FiberHome routers

ZDNet Security - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:30am
At least 28 backdoor accounts found in FiberHome FTTH ONT routers.
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GDPR: German laptop retailer fined €10.4m for video-monitoring employees

ZDNet Security - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 11:44pm
NBB (notebooksbilliger.de) described the GDPR fine "as wrong as it is irresponsible."
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Xiaomi denies any ties with Chinese military

ZDNet Security - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 7:31pm
The device maker has released a statement saying that it is not a Communist Chinese military company.
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WhatsApp delays take it or leave it privacy terms update until May

ZDNet Security - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 6:07pm
Meanwhile, Signal has so many new users that it fell over on the weekend.
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Ransomware reveals the hidden weakness of our big tech world

ZDNet Security - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 6:00pm
The flaws we have long overlooked are the ones that ransomware has exploited to brutal impact.
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DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time

ZDNet Security - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 1:26pm
DuckDuckGo reaches historic milestone in a week when both Signal and Telegram saw a huge influx of new users.
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Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

ZDNet Security - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 9:56pm
BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.
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Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

ZDNet Security - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 6:23pm
Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.
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AI set to replace humans in cybersecurity by 2030, says Trend Micro

ZDNet Security - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 2:27pm
In 2021 Trend Micro predicts that cybercriminals will look to home networks as a critical launch pad to compromising corporate IT and IoT networks.
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Linux Mint fixes screensaver bypass discovered by two kids

ZDNet Security - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 1:28pm
Two children playing on their dad's computer accidentally found a way to bypass the screensaver and access locked systems.
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