21 per cent of HTML attachments found to be malicious

HTML attachments are not scanned by anti-spam nor anti-virus solutions. Businesses in Asia-Pacific could find themselves vulnerable to attack via HTML attachment, with 21 per cent of all HTML attachments analysed found to be malicious – according to Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions. Having…

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Growth in cyber attacks boosts global demand for endpoint security

Rise in the volume of cyber threats is contributing to endpoint security needs. The changing landscape and significant surge in cyber threats have contributed to the high demand for endpoint security solutions globally, finds Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis. Endpoint security is the practice of using host-based software products to…

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State Library of Victoria ditches Oracle

The Library has shifted the support and maintenance contract to Rimini Street. The State Library of Victoria (“Library”), Australia’s oldest library, has entrusted the support and maintenance of its Oracle E-Business software to Rimini Street. Rimini Street is also providing the Library with its Advanced Database Security (ADS) and Advanced…

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Security feature reduces fraud for digital cards by 80%

Westpac’s digital security measures for customers. New data released today by Westpac shows customers using a unique digital card feature in its mobile banking app have experienced a significant reduction in card fraud when shopping online. The dynamic Card Verification Code (CVC) feature was introduced in the Westpac app in…

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180,000 bugs in every fully autonomous vehicle

Open door to cyber criminals. Many autonomous vehicles are not fully protected against cyberattacks, with GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, estimating that there may be up to 180,000 bugs in the code operating a level 5 autonomous vehicle*— potentially leaving hackers with 15,000 security vulnerabilities to choose from.…

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Australians and Indians more likely to fall victim to cyber scams

Microsoft receives about 6,500 complaints globally from people. Microsoft released findings of its 2021 Global Tech Support Scam Research report that looks at tech support scams and their impact on consumers. The new findings reveal Australians are among those most likely to fall victim to tech support fraud, second only to India…

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Top eight cybersecurity predictions for 2022-23

The term zero trust is now prevalent in security vendor marketing. Executive performance evaluations will be increasingly linked to ability to manage cyber risk; almost one-third of nations will regulate ransomware response within the next three years; and security platform consolidation will help organizations thrive in hostile environments, according to…

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Joint exercise to strengthen cross-border cyber crisis

The joint exercise tested the effectiveness of cyber crisis coordination and response. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Banque de France (BdF) and the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) yesterday carried out a joint crisis management exercise focused on cybersecurity threats. The exercise follows from the…

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Lookout discovers android spyware deployed in Kazakhstan

Sophisticated malware tooling designed to provide surveillance. Lookout, Inc., a leader in endpoint and cloud security solutions, today announced the discovery of an enterprise-grade Android surveillance ware currently used by the government of Kazakhstan within its borders. Lookout researchers also found evidence of deployment of the spyware – which Lookout…

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The pandemic has reduced compliance reporting 30 per cent

Fewer observe misconduct since the pandemic. The rate of compliance reporting has dropped by 30 per cent from before the pandemic, according to Gartner, Inc. Employees are both less likely to observe misconduct and less likely to report it when observed. “The increase in remote and hybrid working practices has…

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