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$2.3 billion lost to cybercriminals in 2017: Symantec

Symantec's annual survey of consumer cyber crime has found Australians lost $2.3 billion last year.

Global security breaches ramp up as cyber crime costs Australia millions

Australia has been caught up in the unrelenting cybercrime scourge sweeping the world, with a new global security report finding that since 2014 the country was hit by more than 114,000 instances of cybercrime, with almost 24,000 of the attacks occurring in the first half of 2017 alone.

Signal Foundation set up to spread use of private communications

The head of the developers behind the Signal messenger app, that provides end-to-end encryption, is setting up a non-profit foundation to further the making of private communication accessible and ubiquitous.

Trend Micro patches email gateway, but leaves two flaws unpatched

Trend Micro has patched 10 vulnerabilities in its Email Encryption Gateway product that could be used for remote exploits, but left two others unpatched.

Intel releases new patches for Meltdown and Spectre flaws

Processor giant Intel has issued a second set of patches for two flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre which were publicly disclosed in January, after there were problems with the first set of patches issued last month.

Big leak needed for data breach law 'to be taken seriously'

Australia's data breach law takes effect on Thursday, making it mandatory for certain classes of organisations to report data breaches to the Information Commissioner and many have put out the welcome mat for the legislation.

Britain sticks with Huawei, despite US fears

Intelligence chiefs in the US may have accused Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei of spying, but it appears that the UK has no qualms about working with the company.

Samsung says it has begun manufacturing 30TB SSD

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has begun mass production of the world's biggest Serial Attached SCSI solid state drive, with a capacity of 30.72TB.

Pivotel joins charity to provide net access in Uganda

Australian satellite telecommunications provider Pivotel has partnered with the humanitarian group, Internet for Humanity, to offer communications hardware and Internet access to remote communities in Uganda through its subsidiary, Global Marine Networks.

Data breach law: 60% of businesses 'unaware of basics'

Nearly 60% of Australian businesses are not aware of the details of the data breach law that takes effect on Thursday, a survey by GfK Australia for imaging solutions provider Canon claims.

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