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Whither Fuchsia? Will the new OS be Google's way to avoid sharing Linux code?

04 July 2020 in Open Sauce

If Google decides to use its new operating system Fuchsia will it lead to the company abandoning Linux - the…

Third batch of Toll documents leaked online after Windows ransomware attack

04 July 2020 in Security

Cyber criminals who attacked Australian logistics and transport provider Toll Group in May have now released a third batch of…

Compliance checks on mobile providers over porting scams

03 July 2020 in Security

The Federal Government has warned that the telecommunications regulator ACMA is actively undertaking compliance checks to ensure mobile providers are…

Lookout team finds surveillance tools targeting Uighurs for many years

03 July 2020 in Security

Threat researchers from the San Francisco-based security firm Lookout say they have discovered four Android surveillance tools that have been…

NAB subsidiary Medfin was targeted in cyber attack on 14 June

03 July 2020 in Security

Medfin, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank that works with healthcare professionals, was hit by an attempted cyber attack…

Two US local government bodies hit by DoppelPaymer, NetWalker

03 July 2020 in Security

Cyber criminals appear to have used two different Windows ransomware packages — DoppelPaymer and NetWalker — to attack the City…

ACS not responding, says Goldsworthy

02 July 2020 in IT Industry

Senior Australian Computer Society member Professor Ashley Goldsworthy has unloaded on new ACS President Dr Ian Oppermann for what he…

New satellite for Optus in 2023

02 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has contracted with Airbus Defence and Space for a new OneSat software-defined satellite.

Vodafone joins NBN 250 and Ultrafast club

02 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Vodafone is the latest RSP to give customers the option of NBN Co's recently announced 250Mbps and 500-1000Mbps services.

Trend Micro launches ‘Australia first’ Open Banking automated compliance check

02 July 2020 in Market

Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro is claiming an Australia-first launch of its Consumer Data Right (CDR) Open Banking automated compliance check…

TransACT builder says best option for NBN is to remain in government hands

02 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The best way forward for the national broadband network is for it to remain in government hands and be managed…

Maze group claims LG attack, but researcher says claim may be false

02 July 2020 in Security

Cyber criminals claim to have used the Maze ransomware, that can be used to compromise Windows systems, to infiltrate the…

Apple pushing hard to minimise launch delays for four iPhone 5G models

02 July 2020 in Mobility

iPhone maker Apple is putting the heat on its suppliers to cut down on production delays in completing work on…

Sydney now powered by 100% renewable electricity

01 July 2020 in Energy

The City of Sydney is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, generated from wind and solar farms in regional NSW.

New legislation ‘guarantees’ broadband access for all Australians, says Government

01 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

New legislation has just come into force in Australia, enshrining in law access to broadband services for all Australians regardless…

Man bites dog: new ransomware for Mac appears, transmits in pirated software

01 July 2020 in Security

New ransomware for the Mac — a rarity in an era when Microsoft Windows is overwhelmingly the platform of choice…

CommBank launches first phase of Open Banking regime

01 July 2020 in Market

The Commonwealth Bank has announced the launch of the first phase of Australia's Open Banking regime for sharing consumer data…

Fisher & Paykel attackers release second lot of company documents on dark web

01 July 2020 in Security

Attackers who used the Nefilim ransomware, that works on Windows systems, to attack appliance maker Fisher & Paykel have posted…

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Review: D-Link DWR-956 AC1200 4G LTE router

04 July 2020 in Networking

The D-Link DWR-956 is a wireless AC1200 4G LTE router with Gigabit Ethernet ports and VoIP capability, which can be…

Alibaba Cloud, Unilever partner on ‘next generation’ digital marketing initiative

03 July 2020 in Deals

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of China’s Alibaba Group, is partnering with multinational consumer goods company Unilever, in…

Blockchain solar trial a ‘boost’ to peer-to-peer energy trading, says Power Ledger

03 July 2020 in Energy

A blockchain solar energy trading trial that lets households set their own electricity prices has found the technology is technically…

FCC uses flimsy evidence to damn Huawei and ban fund use

03 July 2020 in Open Sauce

More than 17 years have passed since the US invaded Iraq on the flimsiest of pretexts, with lies about this,…

CIBIS and Cessnock Council bring near real-time NSW e-planning portal live for July 1

03 July 2020 in Local Government

Australian software developer, CIBIS, shows the collaboration between Government and private enterprise pays off.

US Senate panel okays child porn bill after tech firms' concerns addressed

03 July 2020 in Government Tech Policy

A bill aimed at ending the spread of material about child sexual abuse material online has been approved by the…

Fusion Broadband expands into Europe

03 July 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Australian SD-WAN provider Fusion Broadband opened an office in the UK as the start of its renewed push into the…

Cloud firm chief says new method for awarding Protected cloud contracts much better

03 July 2020 in Cloud

The head of an Australian cloud company says the new arrangement for awarding contracts for hosting of top-secret government data…

Stakeholder buy-in is crucial for integration success, says ANATAS

03 July 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

INTERVIEW PROMOTION * Integration specialist, ANATAS, is a premium partner for SoftwareAG webMethods, with over 30 major Australian integration projects…

openSUSE Leap releases version 15.2 with new AI and ML tools

03 July 2020 in Open Source

Community Linux distribution openSUSE Leap has released version 15.2, which includes a number of artificial intelligence and machine learning packages,…

Trustwave China malware study appears to have had favourable effect

03 July 2020 in Security

Chicago-based security firm Trustwave's findings on a new Windows malware family christened GoldenSpy, that it recently said was being embedded…

Over the Wire takes the complexity out of managing your mobile fleet

02 July 2020 in Mobility

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Over the Wire has released Mobile Fleet plans, offering businesses an alternative that includes data pooling and self-management…

DDLS partners with CertNexus to offer affordable cyber security training

02 July 2020 in Security

STRATEGIC ALLIANCE ANNOUNCEMENT: DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, today announced a new partnership with CertNexus,…

Review: OPPO Find X2 Pro has top-level specs that are future-proof

02 July 2020 in Mobile devices

OPPO's latest effort in the 5G space — its top-level smartphone that is built on Qualcomm's latest silicon — is…

Aussies WFH understand cyber security but take risks anyway

02 July 2020 in Security

Working at home during lockdown has improved security awareness, but productivity — or convenience — still trumps security for many…

CSIRO team finds lab-grown cells can be used to study respiratory viruses

02 July 2020 in Health

Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, has found that cells from the human airway which are grown in a laboratory…

Revenue, profits up for Dicker Data

02 July 2020 in Listed Tech

ASX-listed IT hardware, software and cloud distributor, Dicker Data has boosted its coffers, bringing in $1 billion in revenue for…

Minor changes in encryption law expected in final draft

02 July 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Dr James Renwick, is likely to have suggested some changes to the encryption law…

Only one man called the increase in defence spending for what it was

02 July 2020 in Open Sauce

It is curious in the extreme, that only one man, the hard-nosed Bernard Keane who writes for the news site…

LogicMonitor appoints Swapnil Shah to APAC region channel role

02 July 2020 in People Moves

IT infrastructure monitoring company LogicMonitor has announced that former Infosys and Tech Mahindra executive Swapnil Shah has joined the company…

Alice Springs gets first Indigenous satellite ground station

01 July 2020 in Space

Two state-of-the-art commercial satellite ground stations have been built in Alice Springs with funds from Indigenous Business Australia, the first…


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