Articles by: "Michael Chi"
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The UK Parliament’s e-mail system was targeted by a sustained brute-force password-guessing attack last Friday, forcing parliamentary staff to temporarily block remote email access and mandate password changes. The ‘rudimentary’ but effective attack resulted in …

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The encryption debate has continued to dominate cyber security news this week. German ministers discussed measures to monitor encrypted messaging by forcing ‘source telecoms’ to install monitoring software. Conversely, the European Parliament is currently considering …

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Prime Minister Turnbull issued his national security statement in Parliament yesterday, again calling on cooperation on decryption from social media and messaging platforms when countering violent extremists. The topic is set to be the key …

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This week one of the largest ransomware incidents to date, ‘WannaCrypt’ or ‘WannaCry’, affected the operations of at least 300,000 machines worldwide, encrypting and locking victims out until a Bitcoin ransom equivalent to US$300 was …