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VPN bug poses privacy threat to BitTorrent downloaders

A bug affecting some VPN services can be used to figure out a computer's real IP addresses, including those of BitTorrent users, which could pose a huge privacy and possibly a legal risk.

Written by Jeremy Kirk27 Nov. 15 04:43

Older Dell devices also affected by dangerous eDellRoot certificate

Users who have Dell Windows-based laptops, desktops, tablets and other devices that were bought before August should check if their systems have the self-signed eDellRoot certificate that can compromise their private communications.

Written by Lucian Constantin26 Nov. 15 18:44

Got a new drone? Read this first

Got a new drone? You're not alone. But drones aren't like other gadgets and there are a few important safety, privacy and legal guidelines you need to follow to keep you and your drone out of trouble.

Written by Martyn Williams25 Nov. 15 22:32

SAFECode: How to ensure you’re buying safe software

The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) has issued guidelines to make it easier, especially for businesses trying to decide which products to buy.

Written by Tim Greene25 Nov. 15 20:27

US lawsuit against Microsoft over employee no-poach deals dismissed

A lawsuit against Microsoft that charged it with entering into restrictive hiring agreements with other companies has been dismissed by a court in California, with the judge declaring that the employees had waited too long to file the suit.

Written by John Ribeiro25 Nov. 15 11:02

In pictures: CIO Summit breakfast

​Tech leaders detailed their security strategies at a roundtable luncheon at this month's CIO Summit in Melbourne.​ They discussed the measures they are using to minimise the risk of cyber threats with a particular focus on the weakest link in any security strategy – email. The luncheon was sponsored by Mimecast.​

Written by Byron Connolly25 Nov. 15 10:04

Hilton says malware targeted its credit card system

Hilton Worldwide says it has identified and removed malware that targeted card payment systems at some of its hotels over a 17-week period from late 2014 to mid 2015.

Written by Martyn Williams25 Nov. 15 02:32

What you need to know about Dell's root certificate security debacle

In an attempt to provide a more streamlined remote support experience, Dell installed a self-signed root certificate and corresponding private key on its customers' computers, exposing users' encrypted communications to potential spying.

Written by Lucian Constantin24 Nov. 15 18:39

​Breach notification legislation: Friend or foe?

The Australian government has announced the delay of its decision on mandating the data breach notification scheme. Does this mean we, as Australian consumers and citizens, are sitting ducks?

Written by Nick Race24 Nov. 15 16:26

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