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News

Don't get caught up in the web - The Wire

Monday, 15 September 2014

A warning to hacktavists around the globe: curiosity got the cat locked in prison for a year - much of it in solitary confinement. In fact, you don't even have to be hacking. The information may just be sitting there, but if it violates a website's terms of service it could get you into trouble. Read more

The Growing Threat of Cyber Warfare - 2SER

Friday, 5 September 2014

As the the internet and computers become more and more integrated in modern society's daily running, the threat of cyber-attacks has risen to levels never before seen in history. In an already unstable world, cyber-warfare adds yet another complex platform for violence between states. Read more

Biggest internet attack in history - 2SER

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

We've all experienced the internet either cutting out or slowing down on us. Most of the time the problem is easily solved by resetting the router. However, only a few days ago the internet slowed down around the globe and it wasn't the fault of anyone's router. Experts are attributing the world wide slow down to the largest cyber attack of its kind in history. Read more

How safe is your cloud? - ABC Radio

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

In the wake of the nude celebrity photo hacking scandal Red has a chat to Nigel Phair, Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra, to ask how safe cloud storage is. Read more

Australia is vulnerable to cyber attack - AFR

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The global president of one of the world’s biggest technology security firms, ­McAfee, has warned Australia’s cyber security laws are lagging behind other developed nations, as it became increasingly likely a major cyber warfare attack would hit within two years. Read more