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‘Defanged’ NotPetya Released in a Controlled Environment

19 February 2018 in Security

UK-based Cyber Security company NCC Group was able to replace the destructive parts of NotPetya with telemetry and safeguards. It…

Data breach law takes effect on Thursday

19 February 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Australia's data breach notification law takes effect this Thursday and new resources for the public have been released by the…

Claim new Payments Platform increases fraud risks

19 February 2018 in Security

One security company claims Australia’s New Payments Platform is likely to increase the risk of fraudsters seeking to exploit the…

Infinidat increases focus on regional storage market

19 February 2018 in Strategy

Two out of three ain't bad, but three out of three is better - and that's what storage vendor Infinidat…

House panel opens inquiry into NBN Co business case

19 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian parliament's Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network has opened inquiries into the NBN Co's business case…

Faster payments also mean faster fraud, says RSA expert

19 February 2018 in Security

Many people may consider last week's introduction of Australia's New Payments Platform, which will enable faster payments for both consumers…

US judge rules embedding tweet can violate copyright

18 February 2018 in Technology Regulation

A judge in a New York district court has ruled that embedding a tweet on a web page could be…

Intel faces 33 lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre flaws

17 February 2018 in Security

Thirty customer class action lawsuits and two securities class actions have been filed against Intel in connection with two vulnerabilities…

Australia joins UK, US in blaming Russia for NotPetya

16 February 2018 in Security

Australia has joined the UK and the US in blaming Russia for the NotPetya ransomware attack which hit Windows computers…

Data breach law will change status quo, says practitioner

16 February 2018 in Security

A Melbourne-based lawyer and business adviser says the new data breach notification law will not be the only one working…

Network expert says NBN Co's business model is broken

16 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

A prominent network expert and frequent commentator on the national broadband network has described NBN Co's half-yearly results as a…

MNF Group turns in strong half-year performance

15 February 2018 in Strategy

Growing Australian telecommunications player, the MNF Group, has put in a strong performance for the six months to the end…

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Fair Work Ombudsman launches instant translation service

19 February 2018 in Technology Regulation

Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman has updated its service to provide what it says is instant translation of website content including…

Battery powers up for far North Queensland grid

19 February 2018 in Energy

 The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far…

More theatrics from Google, this time it's images

19 February 2018 in Open Sauce

Google often indulges in theatrics, where it pretends that it is doing what it is required to do. In reality,…

SamSam campaign attacks quietly but turns a profit: claim

19 February 2018 in Security

Researchers at security company Secureworks say they have been tracking Windows ransomware that stays below the radar by first exploiting…

NSW Govt throws support behind Momentum Cloud

19 February 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The NSW Government has backed Sydney software company Momentum Cloud’s national and international expansion and the company’s plans to create…

US$2m exfiltrated from Indian bank using SWIFT system

19 February 2018 in Security

The holders of three accounts are believed to be involved in "fraudulent remittances" from India's City Union Bank to the…

Huawei testing fixed wireless service in '5G Living Lab'

19 February 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei says it is testing a fixed wireless service in Vancouver with Canadian operator Telus in the…

NextDC expands cloud offerings with Oracle FastConnect

19 February 2018 in Cloud

Data centre provided NextDC has launched dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.

Spirit offers back-up Internet service over wireless

19 February 2018 in Business Telecommunications

NBN alternative Internet service provider Spirit Telecom has launched a back-up Internet service that will remain redundant until it is…

Lax cloud compliance raises concerns about data breach legislation readiness

17 February 2018 in Security

Digital security firm Gemalto last month released its “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study” report, commissioning the Ponemon Institute to…

Cylance's secret sauce proves the test of time

17 February 2018 in Security

Endpoint security company Cylance says its unique artificial intelligence-based protection is the best tool to keep companies and individuals safe…

Canon Oceania gets new managing director

16 February 2018 in People Moves

Canon Oceania has appointed Akira "Dave" Yoshida as its new managing director, in place of Yusuke Mizoguchi who has been…

Students attracted to the dark side of the Internet

16 February 2018 in Security

IT Masters, an industry-based organisation partnering with Charles Sturt University to provide online Masters degrees to IT professionals, is claiming…

NetComm claims ‘world’s fastest’ 4G fixed wireless device

16 February 2018 in Market

NetComm Wireless is claiming the world’s fastest 4G LTE fixed wireless outdoor device with the launch of its next generation…

New Logitech keyboard has creative input dial

16 February 2018 in Hardware

Peripherals manufacturer Logitech has released a new keyboard known as CRAFT with a creative input dial.

Govt opens review into efficacy of copyright law

16 February 2018 in Entertainment

The Australian Government is seeking feedback to ascertain the effectiveness of the process that was put in place in 2015…

Apache CouchDB flaws open door to cryptocurrency miners

16 February 2018 in Security

Vulnerabilities in the open source database software Apache CouchDB are being exploited to plant cryptocurrency miners on vulnerable systems, the…

Ciena says it has solutions to ease move to 5G

16 February 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Telecommunications networking equipment, software, and services provider Ciena says it has developed 5G Network Solutions that will aid companies to…