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OnePlus admits 40,000 card details may have been stolen

Four days after it denied that the payment checkout page on its website had been compromised, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has completely changed its tune, admitting that it had indeed been attacked and nearly 40,000 users may be affected by the attack.

Australian retail websites lag behind other countries: study

The websites of Australian retailers lag behind those in a number of other countries when it comes to the time taken for the website to be ready for use by a prospective consumer.

CommBank launches chatbot to assist customers

The Commonwealth Bank has launched a chatbot named Ceba to help customers with more than 200 banking tasks. At the moment, it is available to about 20% of NetBank customers and will be rolled out more broadly in coming months.

NHS used Linux project to negotiate with Microsoft: claim

Britain's National Health Service appears to have used a project set up to create a Linux alternative for its employees' smartcards — and later, hopefully, a desktop alternative to Windows — to bargain with Microsoft and obtain an enterprise-wide desktop deal.

Kaspersky asks court to suspend US ban on its software

Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab is seeking a preliminary injunction in US federal court to try and prevent an order banning the use of its software in the US public service from taking effect.

Acronis plans free ransomware protection

Back-up specialist Acronis has already incorporated ransomware protection into its back-up products, and is now planning to release a standalone version of the technology.

Facial biometrics to go mainstream for security in 2018: Ping

Authentication with facial recognition will take off this year, according to identity defined security company Ping, which says that advances in biometrics, the mass exposure of personally identifiable information from numerous data breaches, and a blockchain craze will take hold in 2018.

Unpatched Oracle servers hit by cryptocurrency miners

Unpatched Internet-facing Oracle WebLogic servers running on both Windows and Linux have been infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware, causing a degradation in performance, the security company Secureworks claims.

Vocus replaces Huawei for Solomon Islands cable project

The Vocus Group has entered into a deal with Australia to undertake a scoping study on design, construction and procurement of an undersea cable system between the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia, displacing Huawei which was the original company signed to undertake the job.

CorpCloud underpins expansion with NEXTDC data centre presence

Perth-based cloud and telecommunications services provider CorpCloud has established points-of-presence in data centre operator NEXTDC’s Perth and Melbourne data centres to support what it says is rapid business growth.

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