Computer Security

Computer security in Hong Kong lags behind Japan

Computer security in Hong Kong lags behind Japan

A study by Finnish company F-Secure found that 25 out of every 1,000 of the city's computers were infected with a virus last year, making the city the third-most vulnerable among six Asian locations studied.

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 4:29am

Inventive criminals catch us out on web

The huge expansion of, and widespread access to, high-speed internet access has fuelled the rapid growth in personal communication over the past 30 years. From the early days of costly, power-hungry mobile phones that were as big and as heavy as a briefcase, we moved to now long-obsolete pagers.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

At the mercy of hackers


The number of malicious attacks on computers is rising rapidly, according to Hong Kong police. There were 11 hacking cases last year, compared to only one case in 2010. This year there have already been at least 10 reported cases.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Danger lurks for the unwary updating apps

A host of nasty internet threats await unwary Android smartphone users when they update their applications, a computer security firm warned at a briefing yesterday.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

High-profile breaches raise risk awareness

Several high-profile targeted attacks against leading organisations have raised public awareness of advanced persistent threats (APTs).

The hackers researched key victims within each targeted corporation then used tailored social engineering attacks to gain entry into the victims' networks.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Harsher penalties for cybercrime

The authorities are tightening their grip on cybercrimes by imposing stricter penalties.

The Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate jointly issued a legal interpretation on Monday that will make the purchase, sale and cover-up of illegally obtained computer data a criminal offence.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Firm aided HKEx after web breach

Weeks after cyber attackers crashed the Hong Kong stock exchange's regulatory disclosure website, a United States-based information technology company has emerged as a key player that helped the exchange resume operations.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'Widespread mayhem' net's new norm

The grubby allegations of phone hacking by journalists at Rupert Murdoch's top-selling British Sunday tabloid are pretty outrageous. So outrageous, even the man who owns the paper has called them deplorable and closed it down.

Are we shocked? Yes. Surprised? Not really. Let's face it, hacking in its many forms has become all too common.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Forward thinking

The wide use of the internet and e-mail means computer forensics will play a greater role in legal matters

Computer forensics is a growth business worldwide and has become newsworthy in Hong Kong, as the Edison Chen Koon-hei fiasco showed.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing Olympics on guard against mass hacking attacks

Experts expect compromises of news and commentary sites

The Beijing Olympic Games will spark an outbreak of aggressive hacker activity, topping a wave of intense malicious internet attacks expected next year, according to security experts.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Security business is on the lookout for a top guard

You need at least five years in the security industry preferably in a management position to apply

An experienced security personnel leader is needed at Guardforce, an international security specialist which provides security personnel and cash transport services to Hong Kong and Macau.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Use of ethical hackers set to catch on in Asia

IT Security

The miracle of the internet in the 1990s was closely followed by the security craze when people realised they were wandering through portals of the net with their homes 'unlocked'.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

On guard

Pounce on those annoying, unpredictable online threats - viruses, worms, spam and spyware - with the new edition of F-Secure Internet Security.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Regions never have the 'privilege' of legislating for the country

It was interesting to see that the former secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie's described Hong Kong and/or its government as a 'regional administration', rather than a special administrative region ('Security bill 'a privilege'', May 29). It would appear that this error was made in seeking to portray the ability to legislate under Article 23 as a 'privilege'.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Security firm thinks outside the box

As an average computer user with a modicum of care about security of information and being well aware of the problem of computer viruses, is it enough to buy an anti-virus package from a retailer, install it, and get down to business or pleasure?

Not according to the general manager of Network Box, Michael Gazeley.

8 May 2007 - 12:00am