Tag Archive | "australia"


22 June 2010 | 7,100 views

Australians Propose ‘No Anti-virus – No Internet Connection’ Policy

So after a year of research and debate, what did the Aussies come up with? A policy to disconnect people from the Internet if they get infected by a virus.. Rather naive isn’t it? Plus if your ISP cuts you off, how exactly are you supposed to resolve the problem without a connection to do [...]

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23 November 2009 | 11,474 views

First Malicious iPhone Worm In The Wild

It’s a little less than 2 weeks since the Jailbroken iPhone Users Got Rickrolled and as I thought a similar worm has been seen in the wild – but this time with malicious intent. As the rickrolling incident showed, even the more savvy users that jailbreak their phones neglect to change the default SSH password [...]

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11 November 2009 | 7,550 views

Jailbroken iPhone Users Get Rickrolled

The ‘big’ news this week was the first self-replicating worm hit the iPhone, it only seemed to be spreading in Australia though and only worked under a specific set of circumstances. It only effects iPhone users that have jailbroken their phone and have the SSH software installed with a default password of alpine. Thankfully it’s [...]

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12 March 2008 | 4,624 views

Cyber Storm II – US, UK & 3 Others Involved in Mock Cyberwar

This is pretty interesting – US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are taking part in a fictitious cyberwar as an exercise to prepare and plan for sustained cyber attacks including some of which have actually caused power outages. I personally think it’s a great idea, I must have missed Cyber Storm I as this [...]

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05 March 2008 | 8,470 views

Australia to Follow the UK in Terminating Content Pirates

It seems like most countries are getting more serious about the illegal downloading and the protection of intellectual property, after the UK recently proposed disconnecting ‘pirates’ from the Internet – Australia is now considering following suit. I guess this is just the start, laws will become more heavy handed and draconian as most of it [...]

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26 May 2006 | 4,970 views

The Enemy Within The Firewall

I’ve seen similar figures from other organisations and countries, so the stats don’t surprise me. My peers and I have always called this Armadillo security, hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Firewall, IDS, etc…all protecting the exterior of the network, only edge devices, nothing inside, not much policies, not much privilege segregation, anyone [...]

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