Category: Hacking

On-line COVID-19 response threatened by cyber crims

Australian businesses are relying more on digital interfaces to counter the COVID-19 shut downs, but cyber crime is on the rise and experts are warning of increased risks that must becountered.

The Grinch is trying to hack your Christmas. Here's how to stop it.

Hackers love Christmas and reports are they are gearing up for their biggest year ever. Read how not to give a hacker a Christmas present.

School wifi networks "easily penetrated"

Most school wifi networks can be easily penetrated by hackers, giving them access to private communications and videos and possibly enabling paedophiles to contact children directly.

Smart speakers put you at increasing risk

How smart speakers (voice activated technology) are increasingly putting you at risk.

Smart speakers can be used to hack your world

The expanding risks of Smart Speakers and "smart skills" apps – and what you can do to protect yourself.

Smart speakers make your baby monitor vulnerable to hackers

New smart speaker technology can leave you open to hackers who can access connected devices like thermostats, baby monitors, web cams and recorders through the ‘smart skills apps’ that often have little or even no protection.

Channel 7 NEWS clip: smart speaker hacking

In Australia, there are 1.5m smart home devices like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, covering 12% of households, but the smarter the home the more inviting it is to hackers. Hacked devices can reveal what you've been saying and what your passwords are.

Concerns over dumping of CyberCrime from SCOMO's front bench

The Federal Government has downgraded its focus on cybercrime by moving ministerial responsibility out of Cabinet. Will this make it easier for cyber criminals?

Concerns over dumping of CyberCrime from SCOMO's front bench

The Federal Government has downgraded its focus on cybercrime by moving ministerial responsibility out of Cabinet. Will this make it easier for cyber criminals?

Schools an easy mark for cyberspace predators

School budgets are always tight, but parents need to know that their children are safe at school and not being exposed to or exploited by cyberspace predators. More needs to be done.