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  • Consumers still don't get two-factor authentication

    LAS VEGAS – Telesign, a mobile identity solutions provider, continued to educate the public about its free "Turn It On" Campaign – a step-by-step instructional guide to two-factor authentication (2FA) on some of the most visited websites – at this year's Black Hat security conference. Co-founder Ryan Disraeli says that based on Telesign's "Consumer Account Security Report," it's clear consumers want more security but don't know much – if anything – about 2FA.

    Written by Kacy Zurkus07 Aug. 15 02:24
  • Cochlear sounds out security policy

    Australian hearing aid implant manufacturer Cochlear has improved employee security awareness since embarking on a re-education program two years ago.

    Written by Hamish Barwick20 Aug. 13 15:10
  • ACMA issues ransomware warning

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned consumers about a ransomware scam which uses the logos of ACMA and the Australian Federal Police.

    Written by Hamish Barwick17 July 13 16:49
  • Information security still lacking at WA universities: report

    Little progress has been made with securing Western Australia universities and TAFEs against cyber security attacks, according to the Audit Results Report 2012 tabled by Western Australian Auditor General, Colin Murphy.

    Written by Hamish Barwick15 May 13 15:09
  • Department of Defence security training needed: analyst

    The focus on cyber security in the Department of Defence’s White Paper is a good start but retraining and upgrading skills that are in short supply at present is needed according to one security analyst.

    Written by Hamish Barwick06 May 13 16:30
  • Defence White Paper plans for cyber warfare

    Reducing vulnerability to cyber attacks is a high priority for the Department of Defence and work needs to be done to improve its networks according to a new white paper released today.

    Written by Hamish Barwick03 May 13 11:43
  • Twitter Plans Two-Step Authentication to Prevent Hacks

    Following Tuesday's hacking of the Associated Press' Twitter account, the microblogging site is reportedly working on a two-step authentication security solution to help prevent future hijackings.

    Written by Kristin Burnham24 April 13 19:26
  • Anittel reduces customer malware problems with Webroot

    Managed service provider Anittel Group (ASX: AYG) has reduced the number of hours fixing customer malware problems since it chose Webroot as its managed antivirus service.

    Written by Hamish Barwick19 April 13 12:22
  • How your authentication scheme could hurt your business

    Consumers often fail to perform transactions online due to authentication failure. But while they struggle, they also distrust websites with weak authentication procedures.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud17 April 13 19:30
  • Three Australian retailers sign with Visa CyberSource

    Visa subsidiary CyberSource has been selected by the Flight Centre, Cotton On and Kathmandu to secure online payments when customers are booking flights or buying apparel.

    Written by Hamish Barwick13 March 13 11:28
  • Reserve Bank of Australia confirms 2011 malware attack

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today confirmed that it was the victim of a targeted email-based virus attack in 2011 following an Australian Financial Review investigation.

    Written by Hamish Barwick11 March 13 16:23