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Hack
New year, time to update your passwords
January 2021
The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.
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Cybersecurity
Houseparty denies security breach as users accuse app of hacking accounts
March 2020
The popular face-to-face video hosting service has been accused of hacking users' other accounts, a claim Houseparty disputes.
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Hackers
Australian women-focusd hackathon #SheHacks expands across Victoria
February 2020
"We want to make Australia the best place in the world for women to build and scale a startup. #SheHacks is the perfect starting point for any woman wanting to create something great."
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Cybercrime
Teens prove IoT device vulnerabilities by hacking them
February 2019
After two teens managed to hack hundreds of thousands of printers around the world, KYOCERA Document Solutions has some tips for businesses.
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Data breach
NASA got hacked (again)
December 2018
The compromised servers stored personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to current and former NASA employees.
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Data breach
Surprise - the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games were hacked
February 2018
Games organisers have reportedly admitted that its servers had been attacked, forcing them to shut down the official website.
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Cybersecurity
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
February 2018
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
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Firewall
How to keep your company safe from complex cyber threats
November 2017
An advanced persistent threat is a set of stealthy and continuous computer hacking processes, designed to be evolving, polymorphic and dynamic...
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Hack
Carbon Black and IBM Security tighten partnership with rapid response tool
October 2017
An expanded partnership between Carbon Black and IBM Security aim to provide increased cyberattack visibility and accelerated incident response times.
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Yahoo
Yahoo's 2013 data breach hit all three billion user accounts
October 2017
Yahoo’s entire user base of more than three billion people were affected by Yahoo’s colossal data hack in 2013, despite initial reports.
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Advanced Persistent Threat Protection
Security firm reveals Asia connections behind the CCleaner hack
September 2017
The attack was never intended for consumers, but instead went after companies such as NEC, Samsung, Asus, Fujitsu, Singtel, Intel and VMware.
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Scams
Oh, sweet revenge: White hat hacker floods scammers' phone lines
June 2017
What happens when you put cold call scammers up against a seasoned programmer? You get sweet revenge, if the case of one security developer.
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Data
GovHack 2015 – Innovating with government data
June 2015
What do Twitter, GroupMeet and Facebook’s Like button all have in common? They all were invented at a hackathon.
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Browser
How to bork your hard drive with HTML5
March 2013
In a fascinating glimpse into how bugs are found and exploited (and reported to browser developers) an HTML5 fail is brought to our attention by Michael McKinnon, security advisor at AVG.
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Tech site hacked twice
January 2010
Popular technology news Web site TechCrunch has been hacked, proving that even sites staffed by techies are vulnerable.