Dutton says facial recognition in lieu of passports ‘very close’ to reality

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/dutton-says-facial-recognition-in-lieu-of-passports-very-close-to-reality/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 The country’s newly crowned Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has said facial recognition at airports in Australia is merely a few ‘technology generations’ away from being … Read more

Cyber attackers are cashing in on cryptocurrency mining – but here’s why they’re avoiding bitcoin

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/cyber-attackers-are-cashing-in-on-cryptocurrency-mining-but-heres-why-theyre-avoiding-bitcoin/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Cryptocurrency mining malware has emerged as a key methof of criminal hackers making money – so why aren’t they targeting the most valuable blockchain-based currency of them … Read more

Government agrees to up Medicare card privacy and security controls

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/government-agrees-to-up-medicare-card-privacy-and-security-controls/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Scrapping PKI certificates in favour of PRODA is one of 14 recommendations the Australian government has accepted following a review into health providers’ access to Medicare card … Read more

This lucrative ransomware campaign secretly surveys vulnerable networks to maximise infections

Full Article : ZDNet – Security – http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-lucrative-ransomware-campaign-infiltrates-vulnerable-systems-and-secretly-surveys-networks-to/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 SamSam ransomware moves laterally across networks after compromising internet-facing systems, and is making its hands-on operators hundreds of thousands of dollars.