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Chicago voter database left open on Amazon cloud

The entire database of 1.8 million Chicago voters was left open to all and sundry on an Amazon cloud-based storage site which was configured for public access.

Australian battery firm shifts production to Thailand

Australian battery manufacturer Redflow has decided to move the manufacturing headquarters for its zinc-bromine flow batteries from North America to Thailand.

Researcher claims encryption for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor cracked

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

Edith Cowan scientists find cheap way to purify wastewater

A way of modifying the atomic structure of iron to create a metal that can remove impurities from water in a short time has been developed by scientists at the Edith Cowan University.

Vocus says it will take hit of $1.5b, warns of lower profit

Vocus Telecommunications has advised investors that it will take an impairment hit of $1.53 billion across its Australian and New Zealand operations and that its profit for the full year 2017 will fall short of guidance.

Tassie college hyperconverges onto HPE’s ‘future proof’ IT solution

With HPE suggesting its technology will be available well into the 24th century through last year’s Star Trek ads, it seems Scotch Oakburn College in Tasmania has seen proof of the future.

Attacker goes on mass hijacking of Chrome extensions

Security firm Proofpoint says it has found evidence that a number of extensions for Google's Chrome browser were hijacked and used to divert traffic and substitute advertisements on victims' browsers. The targets appear to have been Windows users.

MYOB launches digital skills education programme

Accounting software company MYOB has launched an education programme which, it says, is aimed at broadening the profession to people of a variety of ages and cultural backgrounds.

Researcher sells Poloniex flaw info after 60-day wait

A security researcher who claims to have managed to bypass two-factor authentication on the website of the US-based digital asset exchange Poloniex says he sold the vulnerability information after waiting for more than 60 days for the company to react after being informed.

Researcher finds Marcus Hutchins' code that was used in malware

A security researcher says code has been discovered that was written by British hacker Marcus Hutchins that was apparently "borrowed" by the creator of the banking trojan Kronos.

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