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Latest ransomware: Cadbury, DLA Piper, TNT take a hit

28 June 2017 in Security

The local outlet of US law firm DLA Piper, Cadbury's factory in Tasmania and TNT Express are three Australian entities…

Latest ransomware: enterprise IT teams earn flak

28 June 2017 in Security

At least two officials from security companies have taken aim at IT teams in businesses after the latest Windows ransomware…

Latest ransomware: No gain for attackers as email shut down

28 June 2017 in Security

The person or people behind the latest Windows ransomware attack have not gained much in terms of money as the…

Huge ransomware attack hits Europe and spreads

28 June 2017 in Security

Another big Windows ransomware attack has hit Europe and is spreading to other parts of the world, with security firms…

EU fines Google US$2.7b for alleged abuse of search dominance

27 June 2017 in Technology Regulation

The European Commission has hit Google with a fine of €2.42 billion (US$2.7 billion) for allegedly abusing its search engine…

ASD certifies 50 Microsoft cloud services

27 June 2017 in Security

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) now has 50 Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 services on its Certified Cloud Services…

Dimension Data inks multi-million-dollar deal with Hostplus

27 June 2017 in Deals

Global ICT services and solutions provider Dimension Data has secured a multi-million-dollar enterprise-wide managed services agreement with Australian industry superannuation…

Paying only encourages criminals, ransomware victims told

27 June 2017 in Security

Security company Kaspersky Lab has urged victims of ransomware not to pay when they are caught with their files encrypted…

Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake have hyper-threading bugs – turn it off!

27 June 2017 in Manufacturing Technology

The Debian GNU/Linux project has disclosed major bugs in Intel’s 6th and 7th generation Skylake and Kaby Lake (desktop, embedded,…

Apple tells Westpac to remove keyboard from banking app

27 June 2017 in Apps

Apple has told Westpac to remove the keyboard from its iOS banking app and given the bank time until July…

‘Netflix Tax’ set to hike cost of imported digital products, services by 10%

27 June 2017 in Government Tech Policy

The federal government’s new tax — dubbed the "Netflix Tax" — on imported digital products and services comes into effect…

Optus boosting mobile coverage with $7.5 million investment in SA

27 June 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Optus has committed $7.6 million to mobile coverage on its 4G Plus network along the Fleurieu Peninsula and on Kangaroo…

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Aussie, NZ browsers stick with desktops but shift to smartphones grows

28 June 2017 in Strategy

Australian and New Zealand consumers still prefer making purchases via desktop despite browser traffic continuing to move towards smartphones, according…

Superloop Hong Kong TKO Express cable goes live

28 June 2017 in Networking

Australian dark fibre connectivity and digital services provider Superloop has announced that the TKO Express, the only domestic submarine cable…

Australia's three-prong cybersecurity strategy

28 June 2017 in Government Tech Policy

Special advisor to the Prime Minister on cybersecurity Alastair MacGibbon has outlined the country's high-level cybersecurity strategy.

Opportunities for Australian cybersecurity sector

28 June 2017 in Security

According to Australian Cyber Security Growth Network CEO Craig Davies, there are three big opportunities facing the local cybersecurity sector.

Epson Moverio augmented reality glasses – here, now, and doing well

28 June 2017 in Mobile devices

Epson thinks smart glasses will play a very important part in our future with a massive uptake of its Moverio…

UNSW wins Cyber Security Challenge

28 June 2017 in Security

This year's Cyber Security Challenge has been won by a team from the University of New South Wales.

Russians are the best hackers claims Bitdefender (interview)

28 June 2017 in Security

Russians are the best hackers because of their country’s huge education effort starting in the 70s and 80s focusing on…

Ransomware runs amok, Microsoft still silent

28 June 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

When a disastrous ransomware attack is devastating computers across the globe, based on a five year old NSA discovered vulnerability,…

Vodafone NZ boosts market success with use of advanced analytics

28 June 2017 in Strategy

Vodafone New Zealand has used data analytics to overcome limitations to tailoring marketing and selling of pre-paid mobile plans to…

ShoreTel launches cloud global numbers service in Australia

28 June 2017 in Market

Global communications solutions provider ShoreTel has expanded its Connect Cloud unified communications solution with the addition of a global numbers…

EscapeNet wins contract for Adelaide ‘gig city’ Internet deployment

28 June 2017 in Government Tech Policy

The South Australian Government has appointed local company EscapeNet to deliver a gigabit-speed Internet service across Adelaide.

Foxtel’s On Demand July content includes Game of Thrones Season 7

28 June 2017 in Entertainment

The Game of Thrones juggernaut that is a new season finally returns to television screens on 17 July, but Foxtel…

Mozilla employee denied entry to US

28 June 2017 in Government Tech Policy

An employee of Mozilla based in Sweden has been denied entry to the US to attend a meeting called by…

Google redesigns desktop version of Google News ‘for everyone’

28 June 2017 in Your Tech

The way Google News looks has changed, looking like a cross between the way it looks on mobile devices, and…

TechnologyOne gets second notice over Brisbane contract

28 June 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

The Brisbane City Council has issued a second show-cause notice to tech services firm TechnologyOne over a $50 million, 10-year…

Refurbished Note7 to go on sale on 7 July

28 June 2017 in Mobility

Samsung has plans to release refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note7 in July. The company had to pull it off…

NBN Co submits new special access undertaking plan

28 June 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The company building Australia's national broadband network has submitted a revised special access undertaking which covers all its technologies to…

NBN Co increases downloads for satellite service

28 June 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, has announced that it will increase both the monthly download limits…

Chinese digital payments players look outside China to boost revenues: Juniper

28 June 2017 in Market

Chinese players are increasing their dominance of the digital payments market as companies like Alibaba, Tencent and UnionPay seek to…

iOS 11, macOS and tvOS first public betas arrive at last

28 June 2017 in Your Tech

It was only yesterday that I wrote of iOS 11’s first public beta arriving this week, and a day later,…

VIDEO: Logitech’s stunning Slim Combo for iPad Pro: backlit, detachable keyboard case

28 June 2017 in Your Tech

Logitech has announced a slim new case with a detachable backlit keyboard for both the iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9-inch…

REA Group appoints Varsavsky as chief engineer

27 June 2017 in People Moves

Australian digital media commercial property specialist REA Group has appointed Tomas Varsavsky as chief engineer responsible for setting the strategic…

Australia ahead of the world in fintech adoption

27 June 2017 in Strategy

Fintech is now becoming the first choice for financial services for many Australians, according to Fintech Australia which has welcomed…

Trend Micro puts US$100 million into new venture fund

27 June 2017 in Strategy

Global cyber security solutions provider Trend Micro has invested US$100 million to launch a corporate venture fund to explore emerging…

Brightcove expands Aussie team with launch of consulting services

27 June 2017 in Consulting

Global cloud video services provider Brightcove is expanding its offerings in the Australia and New Zealand markets with the launch…

ATO has 17,067 scam reports and it is not even EOFY yet

27 June 2017 in Security

According to the Australian Tax Office, 48,084 “ATO scams” were reported between July and October in 2016 – it is…

MuleSoft powers Village Roadshow for enhanced entertainment experiences

27 June 2017 in Deals

MuleSoft, a platform for building application networks, has announced that Village Roadshow, a leading entertainment company will deploy MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform to…

Nokia is back down under – Nokia 3, 5, and 6 smartphones (first look)

27 June 2017 in Mobility

Nokia is back and is making some compelling offers with the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones that include pure…

Yellowfin snaps up Scarff for CTO role

27 June 2017 in People Moves

BI and analytics vendor Yellowfin has appointed Brad Scarff as its CTO.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – looks like an S8 Plus with S Pen

27 June 2017 in Mobility

Noted leaker, Evan Blass @EVLEAKS has revealed details disclosed to him by “someone who was briefed on the Galaxy Note 8”. The…

Spoilerwall: a 'new concept' in network hardening

27 June 2017 in Security

A playful developer has written what he/she calls a "new concept of network hardening": displaying spoilers whenever someone conducts a…

Official retro Super Mini Nintendo arriving 30 September, sure to sell out fast

27 June 2017 in Entertainment

Nintendo is re-releasing its Super Nintendo Entertainment System in mini-size, with 21 games pre-loaded including the never before released “Star…

Lexar drones on, delivering useful drone photography advice

27 June 2017 in Your Tech

Masterful memory maker Lexar, has put together an “essential drone photography checklist” which promises to divulge what you need to…

CSIRO develops system to fight illegal fishing

27 June 2017 in Biology

The CSIRO has developed a new system to tackle illegal fishing by using a notification system that alerts authorities when…

Google Pixel 2 rumours – expect more

27 June 2017 in ShawThing

Google’s Pixel 2 specifications have leaked and they look terrific. If you though Pixel/XL “1” was good you are in…

India's IT sector sees 60,000 lose jobs: report

27 June 2017 in Outsourcing

About 60,000 workers in India's IT sector have lost their jobs in the last few months, according to the Forum…

InterSystems deployed for NT clinical systems digital project

27 June 2017 in Deals

US-based global health information technology company InterSystems has been selected by the Northern Territory Government to implement its TrakCare core…

Sky and Space readies satellites for revenue-earning service

27 June 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Satellite company Sky and Space Global has commenced testing of its 3 Diamonds satellites launched into orbit last week and…

Official iOS 11 first public beta should arrive this week

26 June 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

Promised for “late June”, the highly anticipated first public beta of iOS 11 should arrive this week, and I’ll be…

Foxtel Kids App July school holiday highlights

26 June 2017 in Entertainment

Foxtel has the kids’ school holidays in mind for July, and promises “something to keep every kid entertained” with on-demand,…

Logitech Skype SmartDock – above the Surface (first look)

26 June 2017 in Peripherals

Logitech has collaborated with Microsoft to build a Surface Pro 4 dock for Skype for Business room systems – it…

Microsoft Surface Laptop – when only a clamshell will do (review)

26 June 2017 in Computers

Microsoft has expanded its Surface line-up to include a traditional “clam-shell” style, ultra-light notebook.

Data61 one year on

26 June 2017 in Data

CSIRO’s Data61 data innovation group is about to celebrate its first year of operations.

HTC U 11 lets you use the force, but will users really care?

26 June 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

HTC’s “Edge Sense” feature has a screen that lets you test your “squeeze force,” but is this attempt to squeeze…

Segars joins SoftBank board

26 June 2017 in People Moves

ARM chief executive Simon Segars has joined SoftBank's board of directors.

Gmail to stop appalling practice of scanning emails to deliver ads

26 June 2017 in Fuzzy Logic

Google, the company whose former CEO said it had a policy “to get right up to the creepy line and…

New ANZ Bank exec to manage digital transformation

26 June 2017 in People Moves

ANZ Bank has appointed former eBay Europe executive Jennifer Scott as general manager digital transformation and performance.

Millennials stress network security

26 June 2017 in Security

Millennials, a.k.a. Gen Y, Net Generation, or Generation Now. Regardless of what you call them the infamous millennial characteristics are…






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