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Does automation trump professionals when it comes to hacking?
"organisations can harden their systems and applications against potential threats prior to embarking on a bug bounty program or hiring hackers."
Drive-by downloads proving popular amongst hackers
“If you hear a major site was serving up malware through bad ads, chances are a drive-by download was involved.”
A third of IT leaders would hack for $2000 or less
IT managers could be swayed to turn to hacking for as little as a couple thousand dollars, according new research from Centrify.
Hackathon brings Kiwi kids into the world of IT
New Zealand’s first large scale junior hackathon, JHack, took place this past Saturday in South Auckland.
Blurred lines putting enterprise security at risk
Dell says with BYOD, social media and a 'booming' hackers market, privacy in the workplace is more important than ever before.
Was Facebook hacked last night?
Rumours began swirling around various sites that hacking group Lizard Squad were responsible for the takedown, after a tweet on the group's Twitter account read: "Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat #offline #LizardSquad."
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."
AVG steps up its Wi-Fi security offerings
AVG has launched a new version of the AVG Wi-Fi Assistant, an Android app that protects users from Wi-Fri tracking and hacking
Calling all hackers... Wellington Hackathon fast approaching
On November 1-2, geeks, freaks, and residents are coming together to hack Wellington City in the heart of Miramar, Wellington’s creative suburb.
Free invite - Hack for good in Auckland next month
This is an open invitation to designers, software developers, architects, activists, innovators or anyone who wants to be involved to participate in a weekend of ‘hacking for good’.
Cyber-security: U.S. tells China to buck up
Washington calls for "serious steps" by the country to stop cyber-enabled theft on an unprecedented scale, branding the actions "intolerable."
Just put the mouse down and step away from the computer
China offers online disarmament to the U.S., calling for cooperation rather than all-out war in cyberspace.
H@X! Lock up your computers, nobody’s safe
Evernote forces 50 million users to change their passwords following hacking attack, should the ICT industry set off the Bat Sign?
LulzSec strikes The Sun
Hackers end brief retirement to attack struggling media empire.
Teenager arrested in hacking case
19-year-old linked to 'LulzSec' security breaches.
'Hacker resistant' password authentication
Makers say Pin+ token-less password authentication will keep hackers out of cloud computing apps and games
Sony hacked again; more user details compromised
Sony's online security worries increase as one of its websites, this time Sonypictures.com, is hacked again.
Ex-hacker hired to protect the internet
ICANN asks the founder of the world's largest hacker conference to be its Chief Security Officer.
Play.com admits security breach
Credit cards details remain safe but customers may experience an increase in spam, says CEO.
Lush NZ website hacked - card details leaked
Australian and New Zealand websites taken offline with customers being advised to cancel their credit cards.