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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
Gen predicts AI will customise and escalate cyber threats by 2024, making cybersecurity a daily life necessity.
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ESET Research discovers new cyber threat to Mac users
Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
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apple
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cybersecurity
Researchers from ESET have discovered a previously unknown macOS backdoor that spies on users of compromised Macs.
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ESET discovers DazzleSpy, a new macOS spying malware
Wed, 2nd Feb 2022
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malware
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apple
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technology gifts
New macOS malware has been found, spying on visitors to a Hong Kong radio station news site, according to ESET Research.
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Android stalkerware on the rise
Tue, 18th May 2021
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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retail
ESET research reveals a significant increase in Android stalkerware detections, with serious security and privacy issues identified in these monitoring apps.
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U.S. face meets egg – used telecom tech to spy on own allies
Tue, 18th Feb 2020
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spying
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huawei
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national security
Huawei revels in a ‘gotcha’ moment in the wake of The Washington Post’s revelation that the US Govt used backdoors in CIA-owned tech company to spy on allies.
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Zoom meetings infiltrated by hackers - Check Point
Fri, 31st Jan 2020
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uc
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cybersecurity
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spying
Check Point Research found hackers could eavesdrop on Zoom meetings by generating and verifying Zoom meeting IDs.
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Are we being watched? Concerns over govt surveillance on Australians
Fri, 26th Jul 2019
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surveillance
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government
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spying
Aussies wary as poll spots surveillance worries, says Digital Rights Watch.
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Huawei chairman accuses the US of spying
Wed, 6th Mar 2019
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counter spy
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nsa
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spying
Huawei boss rebuts US spy fears, champions digital inclusion at MWC.
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Huawei to Poland: 'We'll build a cybersecurity centre if that's what it takes'
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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5g
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wireless networks
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government
Huawei says it will build a cybersecurity centre in Poland if that’s what it takes to convince the world that it’s a trustworthy organisation.
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US intelligence agencies accuse Huawei & ZTE of spying - again
Thu, 15th Feb 2018
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spying
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zte
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cios
Four US intelligence agencies have accused Huawei of spying on customers who own Huawei smart devices, but they aren't sharing any evidence.
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Encryption with backdoors? Internet advocates call out Five Eyes leaders for 'shortsighted' tactics
Mon, 3rd Jul 2017
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encryption
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privacy
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Even if measures to restrict strong encryption access are put in place, adversaries will switch to new tools crafted without the Five Eyes network.
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InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill
Tue, 16th Aug 2016
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surveillance
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Government's Intelligence and Security Bill raises concerns for InternetNZ, who believe it goes against the purpose of a free and open society.
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Green Party calls out prime minister on Pacific Island spying
Mon, 9th Mar 2015
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government
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green party
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gcsb
The Green Party demands an explanation from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key over illegal spying on citizens of Cook Islands and Niue.
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InternetNZ boss slams mass collection of Pacific data
Thu, 5th Mar 2015
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gcsb
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customs
New Zealand's alleged mass data harvesting on Pacific Island nations raises concerns about privacy, says InternetNZ.
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REVEALED: Dirty deal between NZ telcos and the GCSB...
Thu, 18th Sep 2014
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apple
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gaming
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We explain the legislative act that governs relations between the New Zealand telecommunications industry and surveillance agencies.
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Key 'sets record straight'... Rubbishes mass surveillance claims
Tue, 16th Sep 2014
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gaming
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government
PM John Key denounces mass surveillance allegations in NZ, confirming GCSB's legality and targeted cyber security operations.
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The cyber security spy who didn't love me... Greens slam PM
Tue, 16th Sep 2014
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government
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privacy
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green party
Green Party calls for separation of cyber protection functions from the GCSB, stating PM John Key is using surveillance scare tactics.
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'Moment of truth' as Dotcom ramps up PM spying pressure...
Mon, 15th Sep 2014
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government
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privacy
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gcsb
PM John Key's assurances on no mass surveillance to be tested, Internet Party leader says resignation if false.
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Can Key rule out that GCSB is sharing NZ’s data?
Fri, 29th Aug 2014
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green party
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gcsb
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New evidence suggests that New Zealand's GCSB is sharing metadata with the NSA, contradicting government claims. #surveillance #privacy.
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Are you listening to me?
Mon, 16th Jun 2014
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apple
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smartphones
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digital music
I was out at the pub the other night and I overheard a friend of mine telling someone about how Facebook is spying on us whenever we post a status update.
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Dotcom GCSB ruling… a sad day for NZ
Fri, 30th Aug 2013
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government
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green party
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gcsb
It's a sad day for the people of New Zealand when government spies can break the law and not be held to account for it.
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Is the writing on the wall for US spying?
Fri, 12th Jul 2013
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government
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spying
Kim Dotcom's projection on US embassy in Berlin condemns American surveillance, likening NSA to East Germany's Stasi.
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NZ spies carry damaging disguise
Fri, 12th Jul 2013
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apple
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mega
NZ plans to extend spy laws spark fears of unchecked surveillance and privacy invasion, questioning the morality of mass data collection.
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Facebook slams NZ spying law
Thu, 11th Jul 2013
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apple
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Social networking giant seeks an exemption over government proposals which could see over two million Kiwis spied on by authorities.