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Vendors and delegates were out in force for AusCERT 2013 on the Gold Coast. Here's a roundup of some of the action.
By Computerworld Staff | 24 May, 2013 13:41
Strong executive desire to use iPhones led the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to start looking for solutions that would separate government from personal information.
By Hamish Barwick | 24 May, 2013 12:15
New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione today issued a warning on the potential for 3D printed guns to be used in serious crimes in the state.
By Rohan Pearce | 24 May, 2013 11:19
Fireworks lit up the sky as the AusCERT organisation kicked off its 20th birthday to coincide with the annual awards night.
By Hamish Barwick | 24 May, 2013 09:08
Google plans to upgrade the security of its SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates, an important component of secure communications.
By Jeremy Kirk | 24 May, 2013 07:00
Yahoo has acquired PlayerScale, a startup developer of infrastructure software for cross-platform gaming, adding to its string of recent acquisitions.
By John Ribeiro | 24 May, 2013 04:54
The U.S. International Trade Commission has turned down a request for a ban on Microsoft's Xbox after finding that the gaming device did not infringe a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility unit.
By John Ribeiro | 24 May, 2013 03:03
Microsoft brushed off a dubious hacker's claim on Thursday that he stole 47 million account credentials for Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service.
By Jeremy Kirk | 24 May, 2013 02:32
Manuel Araoz, a 23-year-old developer in Argentina, has an idea for Bitcoin that doesn't focus on money.
By Jeremy Kirk | 24 May, 2013 01:10
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Thursday said it has notified employees and others with DHS clearance to be on alert for potential fraud due to a vulnerability discovered in software used by a vendor to process personally identifiable information (PII) for background investigations. The software hole in had been there since July 2009.
By Ellen Messmer | 23 May, 2013 22:28
U.S. companies should be allowed to take aggressive countermeasures against hackers seeking to steal their intellectual property, contends the private Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 23 May, 2013 19:29
Mobile payment is kind of like a slightly more realistic version of the flying car – a technology we've been hearing about seemingly forever that never really takes off. OK, so the analogy isn't perfect, given that a few companies are actually using things like Square and McDonald's has those tap pads for NFC payment, but given how long we've been hearing about it, you'd think it would be just a little more common by now.
By Jon Gold | 23 May, 2013 18:36
Security researchers have identified multiple samples of the recently discovered "KitM" spyware for Mac OS X, including one dating back to December 2012 and targeting German-speaking users.
By Lucian Constantin | 23 May, 2013 16:06
Feelings of shame and despair at being conned out of $300,000 by a convincing Nigerian based email scam led Queensland interior decorator Jill Ambrose to attempt suicide twice.
By Hamish Barwick | 23 May, 2013 13:09
New Twitter security measures are being rolled out a day too late for New Zealand's Conservative Party leader Colin Craig, who has been left red-faced when a tweet about gay pedophilia was posted from his account.
By AAP | 23 May, 2013 10:04
A Google security engineer accused Microsoft of treating outside researchers with "great hostility" days before posting details of an unpatched vulnerability in Windows that could be used to crash PCs or gain additional access rights.
By Gregg Keizer | 23 May, 2013 09:47
Australians will continue to be ripped off by international crime syndicates unless banks fast track the rollout of ATM chip technology, according to Queensland Police Detective Superintendent Brian Hay.
By Hamish Barwick | 23 May, 2013 09:07
The U.S. government is in negotiations with SoftBank for greater control over equipment purchases by Sprint Nextel and the selection of one of the Japanese company's nominee to the U.S. carrier's board, according to a news report.
By John Ribeiro | 23 May, 2013 06:55
Twitter, in a much-needed move to keep its users safer from cyberattacks, is introducing a more secure login process.
By Zach Miners | 22 May, 2013 22:56
If you've ever dropped, broken or drowned your mobile phone, Kyocera Wireless has a deal for you: two new waterproofed Android phones, one of them ruggedized, aimed at first-time smartphone buyers looking for affordable handsets. The products were announced for the U.S market at this week's CTIA cellular industry conference in Las Vegas.
By John Cox | 22 May, 2013 20:28