Data and computer security

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Could we have one app for everything? We ask an expert
Super apps can revolutionise your life – but do you want to pay the price, wonders AI and innovation professor David Shrier

Coco Khan

02, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyber-attack? What can I do to protect myself?
Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in place

Josh Taylor

02, Dec, 2022 @3:08 AM

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Password app LastPass hit by cybersecurity breach but says data remains safe
Company says its security system prevented the hacker accessing customer data or encrypted passwords

Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2022 @7:14 AM

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Medibank hackers announce ‘case closed’ and dump huge data file on dark web
Medibank confirms it may be the full trove of hundreds of thousands of customers’ private records that were stolen from the health insurer

Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2022 @1:51 AM

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Is it worth taking out personal cyber insurance in case you are caught up in a data hack?
Experts say investing in identity theft protection may provide peace of mind, but won’t help recover lost information

Josh Taylor

28, Nov, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Pegasus spyware inquiry targeted by disinformation campaign, say experts
European parliament is investigating powerful surveillance tool used by governments around the world

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Nov, 2022 @12:14 PM

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Facebook sued for collecting personal data to target adverts
In high court case that could set precedent for millions, Tanya O’Carroll alleges owner Meta is breaking UK data laws

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

21, Nov, 2022 @2:33 PM

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I am a Medibank customer. Am I affected by the cyber-attack? What can I do to protect myself?
Experts suggest using multifactor authentication and telling your bank to put extra security checks in place

Josh Taylor

11, Nov, 2022 @6:08 AM

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Medibank hacker says ransom demand was US$10m as purported abortion health records posted
Post on blog linked to Russian ransomware group says it offered ‘discount’ ransom to health insurer of US$9.7m, or $1 for each customer’s data

Josh Taylor

09, Nov, 2022 @10:38 PM

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Cyberspace ‘a battleground’ as reports of cybercrime in Australia jump 13%
Fraud, online shopping and banking among most commonly reported crimes, but ransomware ‘most destructive’, ASD says

Daniel Hurst

03, Nov, 2022 @2:01 PM

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TikTok tells European users its staff in China get access to their data
Privacy policy update confirms data of continent’s users available to range of TikTok bases including in Brazil, Israel and US

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

02, Nov, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Online age-verification system could create ‘honeypot’ of personal data and pornography-viewing habits, privacy groups warn
As the government develops online safety guidelines, digital rights groups says any approach requiring the use of ID is ‘invasive and risky’

Josh Taylor

30, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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