hacking

The great fish tank hack

Sounding like something out of the Oceans 11 movie franchise, a fish tank was used to hack into a casino and steal data. In 2017 it was reported that an unnamed North American casino had a fish tank on its premises. Attached to the tank were sensors to monitor temperature, cleanliness and food levels.  These […]

Cyberbullying

CyberHound Shortlisted for Vendor Innovator Award

CyberHound is proud to be a finalist for the ‘Vendor Innovation’ category for its patented ClearView Behavioural Analytics technology in the ACOMM Awards. Proudly presented by Communications Alliance, the Australian Communications Industry Awards – the ACOMMS is an annual national showcase of industry achievements, offering a unique opportunity to applaud and support Australia’s communications ecosystem. The ACOMMS recognise excellence in the […]

Parental controls

Circle with Disney versus Apple control

Apple has announced a ‘management tool’ which it hopes will help customers take control of the time they spend on their iPhones or iPads. iOS 12 comes with Screen Time, a new feature which Apple says empowers customers with insight into how they are spending time with apps and websites. Reports can be provided on a […]

Scams

Scammer cash in at tax time

Whether you look forward to a refund or dread the yearly bureaucratic process, tax time is upon us in Australia. This also means it’s an opportune time for scammers to cash in on your hard earned dollars… and your personal details. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) reports that in 2017 it received over 81,000 reports […]

USA School

CyberHound takes a bite out of American market

Recent data from the Cyberbullying Research Center shows that 34% of American students have experienced cyberbullying.   A leading Australian cybersecurity company is seeking to create safer places for students and staff by providing a unique solution that protects schools’ digital playgrounds. CyberHound, a cybersecurity and learning enablement provider, is addressing the need for specialist education-focused cybersecurity by […]

Fortnite

Is playing Fortnite a problem?

Ask any young person if they’ve heard of Fortnite and most will tell you yes. Some will demonstrate dance moves from the popular game, such as The Floss and The Wiggle. Others won’t even look up at you while engrossed in actually playing Fortnite, or watching those who are via a livestream. For those of […]

Cyberbullying

03 July 2018 Online surveillance in schools: student safeguard or privacy breach?

Schools across Australia are increasingly turning to social media and online surveillance technology to combat threats to student welfare, such as cyberbullying. The increase in the use of online monitoring tools follows a similar trend in the US, and comes as education departments continue to grapple with an online bullying epidemic in schools awash in […]

Cyber crime

Cyber Criminals Targeting Schools

Technology plays an increasingly important role in educating students. Cyber attackers are aware of this and are exploiting vulnerable networks and individuals. In recent research data from NTT Security, the education sector ranked as the number one target of cyber attackers (26 percent). Education outranked sectors such as technology (17 percent), finance (13 percent), government (13 […]