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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.
Are you a savvy shopper online?
Love shopping online but worry about becoming victim to the next biggest scam? Ordered a ladies size 12 and received a pair of pants that would be better suited for a six year old? Then this guide is for you...
Kiwi websites need to improve privacy info
Websites and apps collecting personal information could do much better in telling people that they are doing it, why they are doing it and how securely the information will be held.
5 key questions to improve Big Data governance
Big data, dubbed 'the new oil', can raise significant risk, ranging from disastrous data breaches to privacy and compliance concerns.
Naked sex chats help blackmail Kiwis out of $4.4m
Horny New Zealanders taking part in naked online video chat sessions are being blackmailed, with Kiwis losing $4.4m last year due to internet scams.
Expect more Android security issues this year…
Android vulnerabilities, increased online banking threats and availability of sophisticated, inexpensive malware toolkits are among the growing concerns cited in Trend Micro’s Security Roundup Report.
Sex, trafficking and preventative software…
Fighting against sex trafficking and child exploitation, Wynyard Group's technology is being used to combat the 'rape-for-profit' industry in Asia-Pacific.
Is your company Edward Snowden-proof?
Whistleblower haunts organisations, who are now investing greater time and money into monitoring inside security threats.
$100K Reward: Microsoft Bounty Hunters
As long as people write code, it’s going to be imperfect. That’s where the class of security researchers colloquially known as "bug hunters" come in, and Microsoft is paying them up to US$100,000 for the pleasure.
All systems go as Symantec avoids PC woe
Security software company beats analysts expectations during Q1, thanks to reduced costs following a decline in PC sales.
Internet hackers Royally scam users
While the world celebrated, scammers have taken advantage, kicking into immediate action following the birth of the royal baby.
Is your Android phone stale…?
How can a phone be stale and how can you tell? It’s not like bread where you can squeeze it and tell it’s stale because it’s hard and know it’s not good to eat.
Why taking down Apple's Developer site was a good idea...
If we had more companies respond to breaches in this way, we (technology, privacy, security and cyber threats) would be much better off as an industry.
Event Invite - Stop cyberattacks with Palo Alto
During a LIVE webinar session, Palo Alto will review real world data on cyberattacks and dissect the five steps of an advanced attack designed to evade security controls.
Master key makes 99% of Android devices vulnerable
Master key could affect any Android phone released in the past four years, representing nearly 900 million devices and 99% of the market.
Oh no…not another Facebook breach
Privacy leak in Facebook's Android app, sending users' phone numbers over the internet to Facebook servers simply by launching the app.
Is US whistleblower becoming Snowed-in?
After escaping US extradition by boarding a commercial flight to Hong Kong, Edward Snowden is attempting an audacious jaunt from Moscow to Ecuador - but is the net closing in?
Microsoft offers $100k bounty to hackers
In a change of tact, Microsoft is willing to cough up financial rewards for anybody capable of finding security flaws in Windows 8.1.
Hands up if you're responsible for securing Kiwi data?
Kiwis are not taking individual responsibility for data being collected by their mobile apps, blaming the government and other organisations instead.
Microsoft attacks global cyber criminals
In unison with the FBI and authorities across the world, Microsoft has disrupted a global cybercrime operation responsible for over half a billion dollars in financial fraud.
Govt mulls cyber security awareness advisory group
The government is considering setting up an advice group on how to improve public awareness about the risks of cyber-security, as internet-based crime becomes increasingly prevalent.
Leapfrog down the waterhole: Symantec identifies weakest link attack
Evidently, cunning miscreants are seeking out the weakest link in information supply chains - the small business.
Business and technology trends 2013
The top trend in technology for 2013 is the continued corporatisation of consumer and mobile technology. Expect more consumers to step up their use of
NZ ranks 7th in smartphone privacy risk
New research reveals when it comes to smartphone app use, New Zealand has been ranked 7th in the top 10 countries at risk of privacy exposure.