John Lawler, the CEO of the Australian Crime Commission, has spoken about the serious threat of online crime in today’s highly tech-savvy world, something that extends all the way to the iPhone.
Computer security company AVG has launched an Australian and New Zealand version of its online quiz aimed at getting small and medium businesses to at least start thinking about their online security rather than continue to blithely offer themselves as sacrifices on the altar of computer crime.
The founder of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre, Alastair MacGibbon, and Australian Federal Police agent and high tech security expert Nigel Phair have teamed up to run a workshop exploring the security challenges associated with enterprise adventures with Web 2.0.
With over 500,000 Australians joining PayPal in the last 6 months alone, PayPal has decided to join forces with Crime Stoppers to “educate online shoppers about how to stay safe when transacting online”.
In 2007, Colin Drane wanted to know more about the crime that was happening in his Baltimore neighborhood. Utilizing the momentum of the open government movement, he founded SpotCrime, a public facing crime mapping and email alert website that collects public crime data from police agencies around the world. Today, SpotCrime is even more than that.
Apple’s iPhone has had its crime-fighting capabilities detailed before, but a new story today out of Atlanta (via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) has its Find My iPhone feature helping to catch two suspects in an armed robbery case.