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Tag archives: Australian Signals Directorate

US lays ground rules for Made In The NSA hack attacks

Bernard Keane November 16, 2017 1 Comment

Stung by the loss of a trove of hacking tools, the US government has made public its rules for how it handles discoveries of flaws in computer systems used by businesses and consumers worldwide.

Hack of defence firm reveals a cybersecurity framework in chaos

Bernard Keane October 12, 2017 18 Comments

While endlessly talking about the importance of cybersecurity, the government has an all-care-no-responsibility attitude toward its defence data.

Don’t let new ‘cyber warriors’ fool you, we’re sleeping though cybersecurity threats

Bernard Keane June 30, 2017 10 Comments

Cybersecurity agencies like the Australian Signals Directorate make us less safe with their determination to engage in cyber "offence".

It’s official, our spy agencies are making our companies less secure

Bernard Keane April 20, 2017

By collecting and using vulnerabilities in widely used software, our own intelligence agencies pose a double threat to business -- while governments preach cybersecurity.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey February 17, 2017 2 Comments

Macdonald goes down whinging ... rickrolled ... chicken Latin ...

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey August 11, 2016

ASD questions ... who are the Matildas? ... cargo shorts of protest ...

WikiLeaks: what Australia got from the NSA’s commercial spying

WikiLeaks: what Australia got from the NSA’s commercial spying

Bernard Keane June 30, 2015 9 Comments

The vast mass surveillance system established by the National Security Agency and its partners like Australia aren't about stopping terrorist attacks but about helping our companies make a buck. New documents from WikiLeaks show how.

What Snowden has so far revealed about Australia’s surveillance culture

What Snowden has so far revealed about Australia’s surveillance culture

Bernard Keane June 5, 2015 10 Comments

The response to the Snowden revelations in Australia has demonstrated how backward our politicians and media are on national security and surveillance.

Tony Abbott’s highly revealing lie about why we spy

Tony Abbott’s highly revealing lie about why we spy

Bernard Keane February 17, 2014 30 Comments

The latest Snowden revelations about Australia reveal how surveillance is aimed at economic espionage - despite the Prime Minister's claims otherwise.

Errors, lies and secrecy: don’t trust govts on national security

Errors, lies and secrecy: don’t trust govts on national security

Bernard Keane November 26, 2013 18 Comments

The demand that we trust governments to determine what we should know about national security matters is discredited by their performance over Iraq.