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Zero-day Microsoft vulnerability – patch quickly before more exploits come!

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Today Microsoft released a number of security fixes to address 79 vulnerabilities across multiple Microsoft products. A handful of fixes have raised concerns in the security domain, as they are being used actively in the wild as zero day attacks. One in particular (CVE-2019-07) has the potential to be a global WannaCry level event.

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after spyware vulnerability discovered

WhatsApp spyware vulnerability
WhatsApp is strongly encouraging its users to update to the very latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed spyware to be injected into a user’s phone through the app’s phone call function. WhatsApp said that the vulnerability was discovered this month, and that they have responded quickly to address the security issue.

OAIC releases Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report & 12-month Insights Report

OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12 month insights report
Today, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner #OAIC released their Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report for the 1st January 2019 through to the 31st March 2019, as well as their 12-month insights report. Here's a quick summary of the insights released: There were 964 data breach notifications from the...

Hackers Say They’ve Breached Three Antivirus Companies

Screenshots posted by Fxmsp reveal the stolen source code stored in debug information. (Image: AdvIntel)
A hacker collective has been advertising source code that it claims to have stolen from three top U.S. anti-virus software development firms, security researchers warn. The New York security firm says that an international cyber-crime group has penetrated the company networks of three unnamed U.S.-based antivirus firms, and has shared screenshots of stolen information, claiming that they...

#PAW Start taking back your online privacy by making these 4 easy changes

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Some handy tips and advice for taking back your privacy... https://www.fastcompany.com/90346476/the-4-fastest-ways-to-protect-your-online-privacy-starting-right-now

Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) is here!

PAW Privacy Awareness Week Almost Here
Running from the 12th to the 18 May 2019 #PAW is an annual initiative run by the #OAIC in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum. PAW is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of important privacy issues and highlight the importance of personal information protection. This year’s theme is...

Phone scammers impersonating Australian Cyber Security Centre

Phone Scammers
Another recent australian based scam to be aware of. If you get an unexpected telephone call from someone claiming to represent the Australian Cyber Security Centre who says your computer has been infected or hacked, hang up immediately. Never give anyone your personal information such as your bank account number, credit...

Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report released

Verizon 2019 Breach Investigations Report
Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report has just been published - providing comprehensive, data-driven insights into what’s happening in cybercrime. The report combines information on data breaches and security incidents from 73 contributors around the world, to give a unique overview of the threat landscape, and current cybercrime trends. Key findings...

WordPress 5.2 released with support for cryptographically-signed updates, a modern cryptographic library.

Wordpress 5.2 update
It's time to ensure your Wordpress website is updated to the latest 5.2 update! They've fixed a number of security issues, and provided a number of cool features too. Starting with WordPress 5.2, the WordPress team will digitally sign its update packages with the Ed25519 public-key signature system so that a local installation...

That TV show you illegally downloaded may have a not so nice ending!

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For all you Game of Thrones fans out there who are keen to 'get hold' of the latest... be aware of the risks... https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/04/03/game-of-thrones-hbo-amc-malware-downloaded-windows-pc/#21dfe5bc731a
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microsoft patch

Zero-day Microsoft vulnerability – patch quickly before more exploits come!

Today Microsoft released a number of security fixes to address 79 vulnerabilities across multiple Microsoft products. A handful of fixes have raised...
WhatsApp spyware vulnerability

WhatsApp urges users to upgrade after spyware vulnerability discovered

WhatsApp is strongly encouraging its users to update to the very latest version of the app after discovering a vulnerability that allowed...
OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12 month insights report

OAIC releases Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report & 12-month Insights Report

Today, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner #OAIC released their Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report for the 1st January 2019...