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New year, time to update your passwords
Thu, 7th Jan 2021
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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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Houseparty denies security breach as users accuse app of hacking accounts
Tue, 31st Mar 2020
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The popular face-to-face video hosting service has been accused of hacking users' other accounts, a claim Houseparty disputes.
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Australian women-focusd hackathon #SheHacks expands across Victoria
Fri, 28th Feb 2020
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"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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Teens prove IoT device vulnerabilities by hacking them
Fri, 1st Feb 2019
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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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NASA got hacked (again)
Thu, 20th Dec 2018
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The compromised servers stored personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to current and former NASA employees.
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Surprise - the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games were hacked
Mon, 12th Feb 2018
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Games organisers have reportedly admitted that its servers had been attacked, forcing them to shut down the official website.
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Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Fri, 9th Feb 2018
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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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How to keep your company safe from complex cyber threats
Mon, 6th Nov 2017
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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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Carbon Black and IBM Security tighten partnership with rapid response tool
Tue, 17th Oct 2017
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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's 2013 data breach hit all three billion user accounts
Wed, 4th Oct 2017
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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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Security firm reveals Asia connections behind the CCleaner hack
Tue, 26th Sep 2017
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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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Oh, sweet revenge: White hat hacker floods scammers' phone lines
Mon, 26th Jun 2017
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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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GovHack 2015 – Innovating with government data
Mon, 29th Jun 2015
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What do Twitter, GroupMeet and Facebook’s Like button all have in common? They all were invented at a hackathon.
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How to bork your hard drive with HTML5
Fri, 1st Mar 2013
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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
Wed, 27th Jan 2010
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Popular technology news Web site TechCrunch has been hacked, proving that even sites staffed by techies are vulnerable.
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