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  • AusCERT Week in Review for 23rd February 2018 23 Feb 2018

    Greetings, I hope you all had a good week and can enjoy the upcoming weekend. This week, the Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme came into effect, and we have an ...

  • Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme 22 Feb 2018

    MANDATORY DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION SCHEME How it affects you   Introduction It's official! The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme , established by the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, will ...

  • AusCERT Week in Review for 16th February 2018 16 Feb 2018

    Greetings, Hopefully you have all had a rewarding and productive week.   As usual, there is always a deluge of new vulnerabilities and patches to consider.   Of course Microsoft ...

  • AusCERT Week in Review for 9th February 2018 9 Feb 2018

    Greetings, The revolving door of information security continues, as Flash receives a patch for the 0day reported last week, while WordPress breaks auto-updating. Cisco has observed attacks against its Adaptive ...

  • AusCERT Week in Review for 2nd February 2018 2 Feb 2018

    Greetings, In pun-related security news this week, a literal cabinet was named as the source of some highly sensitive cabinet document leaks. Just goes to highlight the golden rule of ...

  • AusCERT at linux.conf.au 2018 31 Jan 2018

    Hi, I'm David, one of the information security analysts here.   Intro AusCERT sent me to the 2018 linux.conf.au conference with a Fairy Penguin sponsorship . It was ...

  • AusCERT Week in Review for 25th January 2018 25 Jan 2018

    Greetings, It’s hard not to include a bunch of crypto currency related articles because it’s all happening in that sphere right now. Malware authors have targeted individuals who are keen ...

  • AusCERT Week in Review for 19th January 2018 19 Jan 2018

    Greetings, Move over Star Wars. The Coin Wars have begun! As if hijacking other peoples CPUs to mine cryptocurrency wasn’t bad enough, some actors have taken to utilising botnets to ...

  • AusCERT Week in Review for 12th January 2018 12 Jan 2018

    Greetings, Another week of new updates for Meltdown and Spectre with a false start for some of the patches with Ubuntu Kernel updates bricking machines and Windows patches also putting ...

  • AusCERT Week in Review for 5th January 2018 5 Jan 2018

    Greetings, Welcome back everyone! We hope that you all had a quiet and relaxing break since this first week of the year has been quite busy. Vulnerabilities (Meltdown and Spectre ...