The Telstra BigPond network has been upgraded in a bid to protect customers from malware attacks.
After research from the Kindsight Security Labs Malware Report – Q2 2013 showed that as many as ten per cent of home networks are affected by malware, Telstra decided to take steps to enhance vulnerability management.
China is placing greater emphasis on IT security, with the market expected to grow considerably over the next few years.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that the compound growth rate in the market will reach 12.2 per cent between 2012 and 2017.
As many Asian nations experience economic growth, the need to secure intellectual property is becoming more prominent.
This is an area of business that may have previously been overlooked, noted senior managing director at risk consultancy Kroll Tad Kageyama, but this is no longer the case.
Customers are becoming increasingly aware of how their personal data is being dealt with when they provide payment details over the phone, a new study has found.
Compiled by Syntec Telecom, the survey highlighted the need for PCI compliance as just one per cent of consumers believe the most secure means of making a payment is through call centre agents.
EnergyAustralia customers have been warned of an email scam that encourages them to part with financial details.
The hoax email informs them that a payment has been turned down by their bank, before asking them to click on a link.
Android users need to give their mobile application security plenty of consideration, as figures show that just one per cent of apps have properly protected source codes.
As a result, this means that 99 per cent of apps are vulnerable to security threats, potentially putting employee information, credit card numbers and social security data at risk, the Android Mobile Security Index shows.
A number of security experts have called for stronger encryption standards after claims that the National Security Agency (NSA) and GCHQ were able to access certain encrypted files.
Reports published in the New York Times and The Guardian said that both agencies were involved in attempts to break encryption codes used to keep private information under guard.
The current legal system is failing to keep up with the challenges posed by cyber crime, one international law expert believes.
As new technologies emerge, the necessary legislation is not being put into place to protect users against the activities of hackers, explained Professor Stuart Kaye.
One of the main reasons why mobile application security continues to affect businesses and consumers alike is that they are unaware of gaps in security.
This is according to a new white paper released by IBM, which showed that some apps are intentionally created to be malicious, where others simply have design flaws.
Media outlets are advised to be on high alert after the Syrian Electronic Army attacked a number of high profile outlets over recent weeks.
The FBI issued the warning and said the group was particularly capable in the areas of hijacking social media accounts, web defacements and spearphishing.