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Australian businesses complacent on cyber risks: Aon - Local - Insurance News - insuranceNEWS.com.au

insuranceNEWS.com.au is a free online news bulletin for Australia’s general insurance industry and the wider financial services community. insuranceNEWS.com.au features local, corporate, regulatory and government, financial services and international news as well as insurance industry events.
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WhatsApp Users Warning! Your chats may be read by others; this 'Indian' malware can hack even your passwords

WhatsApp Users Warning! Your chats may be read by others; this 'Indian' malware can hack even your passwords | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
WhatsApp users, your chat poses a big threat to your privacy. Others may actually get to read your private chats!
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Hackers as Heroes: How Ethical Hacking is Changing the Industry

Hackers as Heroes: How Ethical Hacking is Changing the Industry | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Hackers are often portrayed in movies as outsiders who use their computer skills to inflict harm and commit crime.
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Offensive security, using the strategies and tactics of the criminal to increase awareness and close holes in the system.  A very good way of verifying your scurity systems

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Spies still super upset they can't get at your encrypted comms data • The Register

Spies still super upset they can't get at your encrypted comms data • The Register | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Five Eyes to tech: We have ways of making you comply
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You can not have it both ways, you either weaken encryption and no one is safe or you enforce encrytion and everyone is safe.   Just more government mumbo jumbo to confuse the issue.

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British police are on the brink of a totally avoidable cybercrime crisis

British police are on the brink of a totally avoidable cybercrime crisis | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Police cuts were justified with an alleged decline in crime. But crime just moved online
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"#Cybercrime is not like any other kind of crime. Perpetrators are elusive; arrests are rare; stolen goods are immaterial assets, such as #data, #cryptocurrency, personal information.

It straddles borders and legal jurisdictions, with victim and criminal often residing in different countries, and only communicating through encrypted messages and bitcoin transactions. The public is barely aware of its pervasiveness — but it has been steadily on the rise for years. National police forces worldwide are scrambling to mount an effective defence, but what are the chances of success? "Carl Miller

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Telstra Data Breach - A Website Error Exposed Customers' Information Online

Telstra Data Breach - A Website Error Exposed Customers' Information Online | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
A website flaw resulted in Telstra data breach reported by a non-technical user. The site showed thousands of customers' details online in search results.
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Use These Frameworks to Establish GDPR Security Controls

Use These Frameworks to Establish GDPR Security Controls | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
When it comes to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a common struggle organizations face is how to establish “what right looks like” in the absence of a checklist or prescriptive instructions.
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Any framework will do it, or a combination of a number of them, but FFS just start somewhere.

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OK, We Are Bad At Cybersecurity -- Now What?

OK, We Are Bad At Cybersecurity -- Now What? | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Here's how we can help avoid self-inflicted cybersecurity wounds.
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A new malware, an old flaw, and social media as a weapon | Avast

A new malware, an old flaw, and social media as a weapon | Avast | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Smoke Loader uses a new injection technique, Hamas uses social engineering on IDF, and a Facebook bug causes unblocking.
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Many companies are not GDPR-compliant: report

Many companies are not GDPR-compliant: report | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Strengthening cyber security while managing operational risk and compliance are two biggest priorities...
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The numbr of SME’s who are not compliant is even higher.  Compliance streamlines an organisaion allowing it to grow with a stable environment and not have to have knee jerk reactions to every piece of bad digital news.   SME’s are still focused on “she’ll be right”

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i-Tech: DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide

i-Tech: DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
DNS-Hijacking Malware Targeting iOS, Android and Desktop Users Worldwide Widespread routers' DNS hijacking malware that recentl
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I love it when you point out an issue with the digital world and get howled down, only to be vidicated because the bad guys have shown how it can be done.

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Maker of iPhone Hacking Tool Suffers Data Breach, Extortion Threats

Maker of iPhone Hacking Tool Suffers Data Breach, Extortion Threats | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Grayshift, the company that makes an iPhone hacking tool called GrayKey, is already being targeted by malicious entities.Last week, unknown attackers leak...
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I am clever enough to be able to by pass apple iphone security but do not worry about their own supply chain.   FAIL

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How can lawyers find cybersecurity solutions that work for them?

How can lawyers find cybersecurity solutions that work for them? | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
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Trump’s new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet — RT US News

Trump’s new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet — RT US News | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing ‘malicious actors’ like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy.
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Interesting

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Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Found In New Medical Devices | King & Spalding - JDSupra

Critical security flaws have been discovered in two widely-used medical devices, according to a disclosure by the IT consulting firm CyberMDX. Working closely with the device...
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Its not just about computers and mobile phones, any digital device can be hacked through vulnerabilities in its systems.

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No, eight characters, some capital letters and numbers is not a good password policy • The Register

No, eight characters, some capital letters and numbers is not a good password policy • The Register | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Western Oz infosec audit report was shocking, but only 'cos it made public
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This makes for some really bad reading, my take away though is what the hell were the ICT and Business security people doing to allow this to happen?


 


From the results - not much

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Govt finally reveals how it plans to target encryption - Security - Telco/ISP

Govt finally reveals how it plans to target encryption - Security - Telco/ISP | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Will involve weakening the security of services.
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What a load of crap - "The mere fact that a capability to selectively assist agencies with access to a target device exists will not necessarily mean that a systemic weakness has been built," the government argued

 

This is not weakening encryption? - " “The Australian government has no interest in undermining systems that protect the
fundamental security of communications,” it said." 

 

This will impact the other 99.999% of the users of the digital world

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For just $10, a hacker can attack your business via RDP: Here's how to stay safe

For just $10, a hacker can attack your business via RDP: Here's how to stay safe | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
RDP access is being used as an entryway for hackers. Be careful yours doesn't end up for sale on the Dark Web.
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If you are using RDP to access your organisation you need to make it more secure. 

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Hacker Compromises Air Force Captain to Steal Sensitive Drone Info

Hacker Compromises Air Force Captain to Steal Sensitive Drone Info | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
The thief also had a second dataset, including the M1 Abrams maintenance manual, a tank platoon training course, a crew survival course and documentation on improvised explosive device (IED) mitigation tactics.
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Social enginering!

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The Biggest Risk to Your Business: Inadequate Cybersecurity

The Biggest Risk to Your Business: Inadequate Cybersecurity | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
You wouldn't leave the doors to your business unlocked overnight, so why would you consider taking risks when it comes to your cybersecurity?
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Possible Data Breach at Adidas Could Impact Millions of U.S. Customers | SecurityWeek.Com

Possible Data Breach at Adidas Could Impact Millions of U.S. Customers | SecurityWeek.Com | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Adidas is investigating a possible data breach that may have resulted in the information of millions of US customers getting stolen
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Best Cyber Security Practices for Your Company

Best Cyber Security Practices for Your Company | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Think about your business. Is your most sensitive data totally secure? If it’s not, it’s time to step it up.
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Easy to understand strategies, will make your organisation more secure

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BMW cars found to contain more than a dozen flaws

BMW cars found to contain more than a dozen flaws | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
China-based researchers are working with the carmaker to patch the security problems.
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Only BMW's, I don't think so!

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5,000 Routers With No Telnet Password. Nothing to See Here! Move Along!

5,000 Routers With No Telnet Password. Nothing to See Here! Move Along! | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
A Brazilian ISP appears to have deployed routers without a Telnet password for nearly 5,000 customers, leaving the devices wide open to abuse.
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A- what is wrong with manufacturers?


B- why is security the last thought?

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Phishing is the leading cause of cyber attacks –

Phishing is the leading cause of cyber attacks – | SME Cyber Security | Scoop.it
Criminal hackers are starting to rely more heavily on nuanced social engineering attacks such as spear phishing, a new study has found.The 2018 Trustwave Global Security Report shows that phishing…...
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Still targeting the weakest link - US

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