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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.
The Zero Day challenge
Just how lucrative is the internet crime market? Very; information is digital gold and hackers can get paid up to $200 per password.
Avoid the traps of human error
When people talk about data breaches, the tendency is to think about cybercriminals and hackers trying to access networks to extract valuable information.
Spear-phishing: Don’t be the ‘Catch of the Day’
Phishing emails are designed to look like they come from a trusted source and extort personal information, which gets used in a criminal or fraudulent way.
Top 13 Security Predictions for 2013
What are the biggest threats for New Zealand businesses and consumers during the next twelve months?
FBI arrests Kiwi in global Facebook ring
Global investigation into an alleged international cybercrime ring costing Facebook users NZ$1 billion.
Millions of data under risk across global businesses
Company hacking reaches new high, risking personal data of millions across the world.
Seven arrested in Australia’s largest credit card data theft
Joint international criminal investigation close down the largest credit card data theft in Australia’s history.
Kiwi stores caught selling pirated software
Microsoft New Zealand reveals unsecure supply chains creating emerging cybercrime threat across the industry.
Four in 10 Kiwis unaware of mobile security policies
Kiwi organisations says mobile security is a top priority but are not using measures to secure mobile devices and apps.
Bethesda springs Hearthfire download surprise
Bethesda surprises PC users today, making Hearthfire downloadable content for the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim available without previous updates.
Oz passes data control laws
New laws passed allowing authorities to collect and monitor Australians' internet records from web providers, specifically targeted towards cyber criminals.
Tuesday Talk: Man's been to the moon, but never to cyberspace
Hackers continue to login, loot and logout as users leave their doors wide open with blissful ignorance.
NetSafe reports $1m Kiwi cyber losses
Kiwi safety and security website reports nearly NZ$1m losses due to cyber attacks in the past year.
Cyber crime as big as the drugs trade
Kiwis have lost over $600m in the past year to cybercriminals, a new study has revealed today.
Protecting your customers from the business of malware
Understand the new threats of cybercrime and you’ll be better placed to help your customers navigate the minefield, says Scott McKinnel, Check Point Software Technologies managing director Australia and New Zealand.
Check Point launches cloud network to fight cybercrime
Check Point's latest software blades are powered by new 'ThreatCloud'.
Top Online Shopping Safety tips!
How many of our Safety tips are you following when shopping online? (From NetGuide March issue)
SecureServ appointed as Rune distributor
Security specialists pick up Singapore-based brand to distribute its products in the ANZ region.
New year new security
Kids have just headed back to school after the summer break, and AVG (AU/NZ) reminds us that ‘back to school’ lists have expanded beyond new shoes and exercise books.
Fake antivirus, mobile malware and QR codes
Fake antivirus products are potentially robbing New Zealand resellers of income, according to AVG.