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AccuWeather iOS app sends info to data monetisation firm: claim

22 August 2017 in Security

A security researcher claims that the AccuWeather app for iOS leaks information to a third-party site, with GPS co-ordinates and…

New cryptocurrency miner malware infects Windows systems

22 August 2017 in Security

Researchers at security firm Trend Micro say they have found a new cryptocurrency miner that operates as fileless malware, attacking…

ACCC toughens up on retailer advertised NBN speed claims

21 August 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has moved to clarify for consumers the confusing issue of the speed of broadband services…

UK spies knew Hutchins likely to be arrested: report

21 August 2017 in Security

British spy agency GCHQ was fully aware that US authorities were investigating security researcher Marcus Hutchins at the time when…

Pine Gap data used to target US' enemies: reports

21 August 2017 in Government Tech Policy

Data hoovered up by the spy base at Pine Gap in Alice Springs is being used to target enemies of…

FBI pushing private firms to ban Kaspersky products: report

18 August 2017 in Government Tech Policy

A push to make private US companies give up the use of products from Kaspersky Lab is in progress, with…

Researcher claims encryption for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor cracked

18 August 2017 in Security

A security researcher claims to have cracked the encryption used for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor firmware and has published a…

Australia moves to regulate bitcoin exchanges

18 August 2017 in Government Tech Policy

Australia has said it will move to regulate exchanges that deal in the cryptocurrency bitcoin, as part of its crackdown…

Telstra shares hammered after dividend change announced

17 August 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Shares of Australia's biggest telecommunications company have been hammered this morning after the announcement that it would be cutting its…

Telstra takes big hit to revenue, profits in 2017

17 August 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra has seen a big drop in both its revenue and profits for the financial year 2017 compared to the…

Maersk says Windows ransomware attack may cost it US$300m

17 August 2017 in Security

The container shipping company A.P. Moller–Maersk Group expects that a Windows ransomware attack it suffered in June will cost it…

NBN: Bill Morrow should hang head in 12Mbps of shame

17 August 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

COMMENT Former prime minister Kevin Rudd first spoke of a 12Mbps NBN back in 2007, which even then wasn’t that fast,…

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Shadow of War trailer showcases the Monsters of Mordor

22 August 2017 in Entertainment

J.R.R Tolkien dreamed up, or appropriated from other mythology, quite a bestiary during the creation of his Middle Earth canon.

Sivalingam leads alliances and channels at Zscaler

22 August 2017 in People Moves

Cloud security company Zscaler has appointed Dilshan Sivalingam to the new role of ANZ alliance and channel manager.

Attackers break into Enigma digital investment firm

22 August 2017 in Security

A cryptocurrency investment platform has been breached a few weeks before its planned initial coin offering, with the attackers making…

Shadow still hangs over Drupal after top techie ousted

22 August 2017 in Open Sauce

A little more than a month after the head of the Drupal content management system project, Dries Buytaert, made his…

Reckon revamps portal for small business

22 August 2017 in Accounting Software

Australian accounting software provider Reckon says it has revamped the login portal on Reckon One to create a more “intuitive,…

Contactless future looks bright for global PoS transactions

22 August 2017 in Market

More than half of global transactions at PoS (Point of Sale) will be contactless within five years, a jump of…

Oracle allergy could be why Red Hat is dropping Btrfs

22 August 2017 in Open Sauce

Open source software provider Red Hat has announced that it will be deprecating the Btrfs filesystem and removing it in…

Collingwood turns to Pure for player data storage

22 August 2017 in Storage & Cloud Storage

AFL club Collingwood is using a Pure Storage system for its player analytics.

ACCC warns consumers not to fall for NBN scams

22 August 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Scammers who pretend to be from the NBN Co are duping people out of money, the Australian Competition and Consumer…

Comms Alliance blows hot and cold on ACCC broadband speed guidelines

22 August 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The Communications Alliance has expressed some reservations about the competition watchdog's announcement of six principles of best practice in advertising…

Family violence victims to get leniency in telco bill payment

22 August 2017 in Business Telecommunications

A change to the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Code to improve safeguards for victims of domestic or family violence have been…

Review – Seagate IronWolf Pro 10Tb

22 August 2017 in Computers

The perfect NAS drive has arrived. Reliability, speed, and capacity are all combined in Seagate's IronWolf Pro.

ACCAN welcomes ACCC’S broadband advertising guidance

21 August 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has welcomed the ACCC’s guidance to retail service providers (RSPs) and says it “should…

Official Star Wars Battlefront II Starfighter Assault trailer blasts into view

21 August 2017 in Entertainment

Looking almost better than any of the movies, the latest official Star Wars Battlefront II trailer has hit the inter-webs.…

‘World’s largest’ open source OpenStack cloud summit coming to Sydney this November

21 August 2017 in Cloud

With thousands of delegates from over 50 countries coming to the OpenStack Summit 6-8 November 2017, the “future of open…

Gentoo drops hardened kernel sources after Grsecurity move

21 August 2017 in Open Source

The Gentoo Linux distribution has announced that it will be no longer incorporating kernel hardening patches from the Grsecurity project…

Vocus bidders drop out of the race

21 August 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Vocus Telecommunications has announced that both the bids it received for an acquisition have been called off as the bidders…

First production counter-drone systems for D13

21 August 2017 in Market

Global counter-drone technology developer Department 13 has received delivery of its first production systems of MESMER 1.5.