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Telstra BigPond has announced the connection of its one-millionth broadband service, saying that uptake is continuing to grow unabated.

Last month saw an increase in spammers using legitimate websites as jump off points to avoid anti-spam defences. According to a new report, spammers put links on sites such as Yahoo! and Geocities, which when clicked on take unsuspecting users to spam sites.

Monday, 10 October 2005 10:00

New virus on the loose


A new variant on the Sober mass-mailing worm was detected late last week by the security vendor Clearswift.  The best protection remains to block all executable files and to never open attachments from an unknown source, for those who didn't know!

Sunday, 09 October 2005 14:49

Harvey Norman takes VoIP to the masses

Australia's biggest technology retailer Harvey Norman says it has launched "a major nation-wide mass market consumer campaign" to persuade 'non tech' consumers to try VoIP claiming it can cut family phone bills by 50 percent to 60 percent.

Sunday, 09 October 2005 14:41

ETSI's VoIP testing comes to Asia

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will hold its next VoIP Speech Quality Test event, the fourth in the series and the first to be held in Asia, in Taiwan in November.

Sunday, 09 October 2005 14:38

Powerline broadband gets a boost

The first city-wide commercial broadband over powerline network in the US has been launched in the Washington DC suburb of Manassas and its backer is confident there will be many more in the near future

A new report from US subscription research service Unstrung Insider claims that high-speed upgrades to 3G cellular networks could be a key factor in driving the expansion and profitability of wireless broadband communications.

Freescale Semiconductor has staged the first demonstration of a device based on its chipsets that supports communication using two short range wireless technologies: the established, but low speed bluetooth, and the emerging ultra wide band technology which supports much higher speeds.

Thursday, 06 October 2005 17:43

Nokia to add Symantec security to smartphones

Nokia and Symantec Corporation have signed an agreement that enables Nokia to preload its Series 60 and Symbian OS based mobile devices with Symantec's mobile security solutions.

Friday, 07 October 2005 10:00

Photo phishing scammers hit Yahoo!


There's a new trick in online phishing, and this time it uses Yahoo! Photos as the bait. Imitating the Yahoo! Photos site almost exactly, it is difficult for most users to tell the difference between the authentic Yahoo! site and a newly emerged forgery.



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