Mobile malware threats are becoming more prevalent, as the number of attacks increased 614 per cent over the course of just 12 months.
The majority of people are willing to give up their personal data, but only if companies can demonstrate a clear incentive for getting them to do so.
These are the results of a new survey by Infosys, which revealed that there is a level of caution towards data sharing, even in spite of the benefits it can bring.
Facebook has been subject to a data breach that could have put the personal details of millions of users under threat.
In an official post, the website revealed that it had received notification to its White Hat program that a bug could have enabled people to access the contact information of others.
Controversial plans to keep hold of data relating to Australians' internet and telephone activities have been sidelined by the federal government following an official inquiry.
The Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security was asked to assess whether it would be feasible to hold onto such data for up to two years in case it was required by law enforcement agencies.
Enforcement action has been launched against Google in Europe, as the company has failed to comply with requests to improve its data protection policies.
Proposals to bring compulsory data breach legislation into force could cause problems for many of the country's businesses, an expert has warned.
Jodie Sangster, chief executive officer of the Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA), explained that companies do not need more layers of regulation to contend with.
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Legislation needs to be brought into force to protect consumers when data breaches occur in relation to their personal information, one major body has said.
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) emphasised that this would lead to better security for private and financial information.
There are many security challenges facing modern day organisations, but it seems that keeping big data safe is one of the most prominent.
This is according to a new study from McAfee entitled Needle in a Datastack, which indicated that businesses are vulnerable to security breaches because they do not know how to analyse or store big data.
Companies and service providers should take responsibility for mobile application security, rather than everyday consumers, a new survey has found.
Carried out by Newspoll, the research showed that 80 per cent of people think that the provider of the service linked to an app – such a bank – should be responsible for the data they collect.