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Why suits will carry on American complicity in Russian misinformation

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran November 8, 2017 10 Comments

As US lawmakers and tech companies shout about an Honest Ads Act to prevent election meddling, they ignore how much Russia relies on traditional US press to spread disinformation all on their own.

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.

Crikey Worm: Abbott believes in climate change, says it’s probably good though

Max Chalmers October 10, 2017

Erstwhile prime minister and globetrotting guest lecturer Tony Abbott has extolled the benefits of climate change at a gathering of "climate sceptics". Plus, the government has admitted a national security contractor was hacked last year. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Four Corners points to critical gap in our cybersecurity

Stilgherrian August 30, 2016 1 Comment

And unfortunately, we're not learning from our mistakes.

How intelligence agencies undermine our computer security

Bernard Keane August 19, 2016 5 Comments

Our intelligence agencies are supposed to keep us safe -- so why do they deliberately keep IT security flaws secret from users?

Was the census debacle a conspiracy or a cock-up?

Josh Taylor August 10, 2016 24 Comments

ABS chief statistician David Kalisch has said an unknown foreign entity is responsible for crashing the census site last night.

Why cheater details ‘leaked’, but terrorists are ‘hackers’

Why cheater details ‘leaked’, but terrorists are ‘hackers’

Cassidy Knowlton August 28, 2015 3 Comments

About half the stories mentioning the Ashley Madison data dump used the term "leak", bringing to mind whistleblowers revealing information in the public interest. So why was an Islamic State data dump called a "hack"?

No cheating! Outing Ashley Madison users could have costly consequences

No cheating! Outing Ashley Madison users could have costly consequences

Josh Taylor August 20, 2015 7 Comments

The media have so far been restrained in reporting on the Ashley Madison hack.

Islamic State hacking Australian govt emails: be alert but not alarmed

Islamic State hacking Australian govt emails: be alert but not alarmed

Josh Taylor August 13, 2015 6 Comments

Did Islamic State hackers access Australian government email addresses and passwords? Maybe. But it's probably not as bad as the headlines suggest.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey July 7, 2015 1 Comment

When hackers get hacked ... what's a "sausage fest"? ... spy agency seeks women ...