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SMEs need to up their security game or risk becoming a target
“It will be interesting to look at these numbers in a year’s time and see whether the SMEs are stepping up their security spend, and why."
The surprisingly scary patterns revealed in hack attacks
When analysing multi-attack campaigns against industrial and government interests, patterns emerge. Scary patterns.
A victory for privacy and Apple?
Amidst the debate and panic around FBI demands that Apple help unlock the iPhone of the San Bernadino shooter, Apple just won a small victory.
Hackers exploit wireless networks, steal valuable information
“Wi-Fi is the lowest-hanging fruit, even if you have enterprise-level security in place. A hacker only needs to get it right once, and they’re in."
Consumers choose free public Wi-Fi over security
"Thousands of consumers are engaging in activity that could make them victims of hackers looking to steal their personal information."
Anonymous threatens cyber-revenge after Paris terror attack
"We will track down and close all accounts on social networks related to terrorists to avenge those who were killed."
Advanced threat protection: Now more than ever
Joshua Alcock, Fortinet senior systems engineer, outlines the five critical components to advanced threat protection.
Govt warns Kiwis over "most sophisticated" IRD email scam...
"Opening the email risks making your email address and other personal tax information available to scammers who will target you further."
Hackers target your fridge and TV
Who wouldn't want a smart fridge? You can check how much milk is left while you're out and if your cheese is going mouldy. You could even tweet from the panel if you phone or tablet is dead.
Email hackers raid Auckland's North Shore businesses
Police claim "significant sums of money" have been stolen from businesses across the North Shore during the past few months, at the hands of hackers.
Kiwi firm stung in $18k email scam
New Zealand firm scammed out of $18,000 after paying a South Korean company supplier warns other Kiwi businesses over new email fraud tactics.
Internet hackers Royally scam users
While the world celebrated, scammers have taken advantage, kicking into immediate action following the birth of the royal baby.
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.
Scammers unleashing hell through holiday campaigns
Spammed malware campaigns using holiday hooks such as flight confirmation emails, hotel deals, extravagant cruise packages and vacation loans target holiday makers.
Lock up your computers, WW3 is approaching
Hackers around the world will be screaming a collective cry of despair, as one eager cyber-bandit went after the world's most powerful man's wife. Oh uh.
South Korean mobile network hacked
Millions of mobile phone users in South Korea suffer security breach during five month hacking spree across the country.
Web hacker faces US extradition
'Cyber bandit' arrested amid allegations of security breach.
How safe is your password?
If it's on this list of the 25 most common passwords, the answer is, not very.
Happy Nerd New Year!
Celebrating 11/11/11 day.