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Czech anti-virus firm Avast has been forced to disable a JavaScript interpreter within its software after a Google vulnerability researcher detailed how the emulator could be abused to effect a remote exploit.

An European body representing 42 electric transmission system operators in 35 countries recently experienced a compromise of its office network, the security firm Dragos says, adding it was an IT network that was infiltrated.

New Zealand’s telecommunications and competition regulator The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on a code to protect consumers who are at particular risk of needing to contact emergency services and only have access to a home phone to make the contact.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 09:24

NBN Co warns against scams

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NBN Co has warned that scammers are increasing their efforts to use the NBN brand to steal people’s personal or financial details, with over 180,000 people contacting the builder of the National Broadband Network to report a scam over the six months to December 2019.

Microsoft appears to have bungled the release of details of flaws in its operating systems and application software this month, with details of a wormable flaw in the SMB protocol leaking online even though the company did not release a fix for it as part of its normal monthly patch Tuesday.

NetSuite's one-day customer extravaganza recently concluded in Sydney – iTWire was there for all the fun.

Australians under 25 years of age lost over $5 million to scams in 2019, with around 12,000 reports about losses by these young Aussies made to Scamwatch in 2019 - an increase of 11% over 2018.

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