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Windows ransomware attackers have upped their game in recent months: Sophos

10 August 2020 in Security

The tactics employed by cyber criminals who deploy Windows ransomware on systems for monetary gain have changed over the last…

CSIRO maps grain paddocks from space

09 August 2020 in Space

Scientists at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have solved a farming challenge using artificial intelligence to identify the boundary of…

Qualcomm lobbying Washington to allow chip sales to Huawei: report

09 August 2020 in Government Tech Policy

New restrictions put in place by the US in a bid to prevent Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from…

Aussie Broadband cuts deal to offer fibre services through OptiComm

09 August 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Local NBN reseller Aussie Broadband has cut a deal with private fibre cable provider OptiComm to offer fibre-to-the home services…

vivo X50 pro joins the crowd of 5G devices vying for attention in Australia

07 August 2020 in Mobility

Chinese smartphone maker vivo, which so far has not made its presence felt in Australia, has announced that it would…

AFP says it made three requests for assistance in breaking encryption in 2019-20

07 August 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Federal Police has told the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security that it has used technical assistance…

Regulators need to keep pace with growing power, influence of digital platforms, says ACCC chief

06 August 2020 in Technology Regulation

Regulators globally must keep pace with the growing economic power and influence of digital platforms, according to Rod Sims, the…

Macquarie Telecom wants government action ‘now’ on cyber-security strategy

06 August 2020 in Security

Macquarie Telecom Group has called on the Australian Government to act on its new cyber security strategy immediately, saying that…

Australian Government launches new $1.67b cyber security strategy

06 August 2020 in Security

The Australian Government is investing $1.67 billion in its 2020 cyber security strategy which it says will protect and strengthen…

ISPs grapple with outages during COVID-19 lockdown, but Australia stays below peak in March

06 August 2020 in Internet of Things

In contrast to both the Asia Pacific region and rest of the world, the outage numbers for Internet Service Providers…

Huawei says TikTok treated on merit while it was given raw deal

06 August 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Huawei Australia chief corporate affairs officer Jeremy Mitchell has expressed disappointment over the difference between the treatment according to Chinese…

Qualcomm says new Samsung range designed to take advantage of its latest SoC

06 August 2020 in Mobility

Global semiconductor, services and software firm Qualcomm Technologies says the new Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra and Note20 in select regions,…

Samsung unveils a galaxy of new devices, including new foldable phone

06 August 2020 in Mobility

South Korean smartphone giant Samsung Electronics had its hardware bonanza night on Wednesday, revealing regular smartphones, a new foldable phone,…

Telstra set to sell Clayton data centre for $416.7 million

05 August 2020 in Data Centres

Telstra is selling its data centre complex in the outer-Melbourne suburb of Clayton for $416.7 million to industrial property investment…

Sophos says WastedLocker has many similarities to Bitpaymer and Dridex

05 August 2020 in Security

The new kid on the Windows ransomware block, WastedLocker, may be causing foreheads to wrinkle over at companies that fear…

ACCC takes Sumo Power to court over allegations of misleading consumers on electricity plans

05 August 2020 in Strategy

Electricity, gas and Internet provider Sumo Power is facing court action by Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC over allegations it…

Turnbull book shows no 'smoking gun' to prompt Huawei 5G ban: Xenophon

05 August 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull recent memoir clearly shows that there was no "smoking gun" to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment…

Small, regional publishers share in $5 million in ACMA grants

05 August 2020 in Strategy

Forty-one small and regional Australian publishers will share in $5 million in grants made available in the 2020 round of…

Breaking IT News

Australia hit by quarterly drop in tech industry deals, says analyst

10 August 2020 in Deals

The number of deals in Australia’s technology industry dropped by 31% in the second quarter of this year, with 60…

WhiteHawk lands cyber-risk monitoring contract with US govt firm

10 August 2020 in Security

The publicly-listed cyber security exchange WhiteHawk has signed a contract with the chief information and security officer of an US…

Document Foundation announces release of LibreOffice 7.0

10 August 2020 in Open Source

The Document Foundation, the organisation that provides an umbrella for the development of the free office-suite LibreOffice, has announced the…

CSIRO sets up Australia's first face-mask testing facility

10 August 2020 in Health

Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, has launched the country's first face-mask testing facility.

Australian cloud firm improves performance through use of analytics software

10 August 2020 in Cloud

Australian cloud company AUCloud has gained visibility and insight into the performance of its IT systems through the use of…

AMD overcoming Intel inertia, says MD

10 August 2020 in Strategy

Corporate buyers are increasingly taking AMD-powered systems into consideration, the company's regional managing director has told iTWire.

IDC says Indian smartphone shipments expected to recover in second half of year

10 August 2020 in Mobility

India's smartphone market saw a sharp fall of 50.6% year-on-year in second quarter shipments, the technology analyst firm IDC says,…

China shipped more 5G devices in 2Q than any other country: IDC

09 August 2020 in Mobility

Roughly half the smartphones shipped to China in the second quarter of 2020 were 5G devices, the technology research firm…

CommsChoice expands Microsoft Teams calling into China, Japan and the Philippines

07 August 2020 in Cloud

Sydney, 4 August 2020. VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Leading cloud communications provider, ASX listed CommsChoice Group Limited (ASX: CCG), today announced that…

State Government says smart tech will make NSW the ‘smart state’

07 August 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The NSW Government is planning to build smart technology into infrastructure and buildings in a move its says will create…

Envirosuite to acquire AqMB Holdings for $1.35m

07 August 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian-listed environmental management technology company Envirosuite has inked a binding share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of water modelling R&D…

Qualcomm's latest innovation just happens to be its best

07 August 2020 in Open Sauce

Global semiconductor, services and software firm Qualcomm Technologies has been an innovator for a long time and nobody would deny…

Smartphones: dumb loyalty now a factor in retaining market share

07 August 2020 in Open Sauce

The extent to which the smartphone market is being flooded with new devices can be gauged from the fact that…

Parallels puts Windows on Chromebooks

07 August 2020 in Business Software

Virtualisation specialist Parallels has worked with Google to create Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise.

NY ventilator innovator hit by Windows DoppelPaymer ransomware

07 August 2020 in Security

A company that used its engineering expertise to develop a ventilator in a month because it was needed in New…

Wikipedia did not accept author's word as truth about his own work

07 August 2020 in Open Sauce

Globally renowned author Philip Roth, him of Portnoy's Complaint fame, who passed away two years ago, faced an unusual situation…

SpaceX selected by SES for Launch of new C-Band Satellites

06 August 2020 in Space

Space flight company and satellite launch provider SpaceX will launch up to three of global content connectivity solutions provider SES’…

Dubber services for cloud call recording, AI available on business telephony, mobile services.

06 August 2020 in Listed Tech

Australian-listed call recording vendor Dubber has announced availability of its services for cloud call recording and AI on business telephony…

Germany's NETZSCH group hit by Windows Clop ransomware

06 August 2020 in Security

Cyber criminals have used the Windows Clop ransomware to attack the German NETZSCH Group, an owner-managed, international technology company, which…

Logitech G releases high-performance racing wheel to improve sim racing experience

06 August 2020 in Entertainment

Logitech G, a division of computer peripherals maker Logitech, has released the Logitech G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals, a high-performance…

Windows Maze ransomware pays a visit to Japanese firm Canon

06 August 2020 in Security

Japanese multinational optical and imaging products vendor Canon appears to have become the victim of an attack by a gang…

 

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