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Microsoft offers $100k bounty to hackers
In a change of tact, Microsoft is willing to cough up financial rewards for anybody capable of finding security flaws in Windows 8.1.
Hands up if you're responsible for securing Kiwi data?
Kiwis are not taking individual responsibility for data being collected by their mobile apps, blaming the government and other organisations instead.
School privacy has room for improvement
New Zealand schools are being warned to pull their socks up over their lack of website privacy policies.
Symantec's Pacific Partner award winners revealed…
Symantec last night announced the winners of the 2013 Pacific Partner Awards at an exclusive dinner and awards ceremony.
In defence of Kim Dotcom…
Following the illegal surveillance of the Megaupload founder, why have heads not rolled within government?
Key: Snowden not welcome in NZ
As rumours surface that Edward Snowden may seek refuge in New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key insists the US govt whistleblower is not welcome.
Palo Alto appoints DC as ANZ distributor
Distribution Central has been appointed a distributor for Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, across Australia and New Zealand.
US govt whisteblower revealed
"I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions," says US whisteblower Edward Snowden, currently holed up in a Hong Kong hotel.
Tech giants deny US govt privacy probe
Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo and other US companies deny assisting US officials in collecting customer private data since 2007.
Kiwi women chase online instant thrills
New Zealand women are jeopardising their online security following instant thrills such as intimate lingerie and adult toys.
Humans cause data breaches. Fact.
Eight years of research on data breach costs has shown employee behaviour to be one of the most pressing issues facing organisations today.
Secure cloud computing: Where the reseller fits
With cloud computing’s paradigm of shared infrastructure, DDoS attacks on a specific target can quickly affect many or all tenants.
Microsoft attacks global cyber criminals
In unison with the FBI and authorities across the world, Microsoft has disrupted a global cybercrime operation responsible for over half a billion dollars in financial fraud.
Trend appoints Soft Solutions as MSP distributor
Under the agreement, Soft Solutions will distribute Trend Micro's MSP product portfolio, ranging from the leading Worry-Free Business Security solution to the Deep Security 9 datacentre solutions.
CA Technologies appoints new partner head
Local partner lead tasked with managing the company’s partner ecosystem, as well as driving new business for the region.
Symantec warns of online security threats growth
Security software company tells Techday at the Westcon Imagine Event that online security threats are on the rise.
Govt mulls cyber security awareness advisory group
The government is considering setting up an advice group on how to improve public awareness about the risks of cyber-security, as internet-based crime becomes increasingly prevalent.
ESET Mobile Security scores full marks in banking Trojan test
The global anti-virus vendor has scored big in a recent examination.
Cyber-attacks: 5 things companies should know
The advanced persistent threat is waging an all-out attack on enterprises’ intellectual property, yet most companies continue to try to protect themselves using approaches that are years out of date.
Chillisoft releases CloudControl Mail for channel
Chillisoft's channel partners have a new offering to take to customers, with the security software distributor introducing a new cloud email filtering service, CloudControl Mail.
Spammers exploit Mother's Day
Spam messages relating to Mother’s Day have begun flowing into the Symantec Probe Network as Kiwis are warned to stay vigilant online.
Cyber threats biggest concern for IT businesses
More senior executives are concerned about cyber threats than any other major business risk.
Regain control through RSA's risk-based authentication
Every organisation needs secure authentication. But your users are not all the same.
Zero-day security attacks reach Judgement Day
Recent security attack in South Korea shows zero-day vulnerabilities remain while attack innovations are growing in sophistication, intensity and severity.
Sony hacker finally sentenced
The gaming community has a pretty short memory, but one of the hackers involved in the onslaught of attacks against Sony has finally been sentenced.
Malware in game hacks might deliver Pyrrhic victories
AVG reckons 90% of hacks and cracks are infested with malware.
No antivirus risks 25% of PCs
In either an act of increased scaremongering, or genuine concern, Microsoft says a quarter of computers are at risk for not using up-to-date antivirus software.
Leapfrog down the waterhole: Symantec identifies weakest link attack
Evidently, cunning miscreants are seeking out the weakest link in information supply chains - the small business.
Acronis to integrate with MobileIron, stop mobile data going walkabout
Better mobile data protection promised with Acronis and MobileIron deal.
Palo Alto Networks wants business and IT departments to be friends again
Next generation security vendor Palo Alto Networks is determined to help the rest of an organisation's business units to make friends with their IT department again.