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A new report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) found that 60 per cent of people who do not have smartphones said that security concerns were the biggest deterrent for getting one.
Some of the largest data brokers in the US may need to carry out a security audit, after an investigation found that they had been hacked by an identity theft service.
Dun & Bradstreet, LexisNexis and Altegrity were all affected by the breach, leaving sensitive information such as social security numbers at the hands of cyber criminals.
Many organisations acknowledge that their privacy activities are inadequate and that they have worsened over the past two years, a survey shows.
More than a third (43 per cent) of organisations polled by Gartner have a comprehensive privacy management program in place, while seven per cent admitted to doing the bare minimum to meet their legal requirements.
Companies that have been subject to an attack could wrongly believe that their systems are secure, when in fact they are still vulnerable to malicious activity.
As the bring your own device (BYOD) trend gathers momentum, companies are not protecting themselves by putting security policies in place, research shows.
As many as a quarter of manufacturing organisations based in the UK were shown to be allowing the use of personal devices on company networks, without the presence of formal policies, Intrinsic Technology found earlier this month.
As excitement builds over the release of the new iPhone 5S, a group of German hackers claim to have infiltrated one of the handset's security features – a fingerprint sensor.
The software, known as Touch ID, was successfully compromised by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) just two days after the handset was released.
The need for mobile application security has become even more apparent, as new figures suggest that the number of downloads from app stores will hit 102 billion this year.
Predictions from Gartner show a significant rise from the 64 billion apps downloaded in 2012 – although it seems people are still sceptical about paying for them.
Professional networking site LinkedIn has questioned the US government's motivations by not allowing websites to publish the number of security-related data requests they have received.
Releasing its latest transparency report for the first half of the year, the site acknowledged that all other government requests for member data from all over the world are covered by the study.