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Pentagon intelligence op leaks data through Amazon servers

18 November 2017 in Security

Billions of posts scraped from the Internet in what appears to be an US Department of Defence intelligence-gathering operation have…

Rudd blames News Corp ties for 'sub-standard' Coalition NBN

18 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd claims the Coalition Government changed its NBN policy to ensure "a sub-standard network" due…

MyRepublic hit by carrier issues, speeds down for 13 hours

18 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Small ISP MyRepublic has been dogged by speed issues from 6.30am AEST on Saturday, due to what it says are…

ABC leaks sensitive data through misconfigured S3 bucket

18 November 2017 in Security

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has leaked data online through two improperly secured Amazon Web Services S3 repositories, according to the…

Kaspersky details claims of how NSA secrets were stolen

17 November 2017 in Security

In its continuing bid to provide what it sees as proof that it has no nexus with the Russian Government,…

ACCC chief warns new competition laws protect against big data e-collusion

17 November 2017 in Data

Data-driven innovation has allowed consumers to search for better products and deals instantaneously and allows providers to price discriminate based…

DHS official says no proof Kaspersky software used for breaches

16 November 2017 in Government Tech Policy

A senior cyber security official at the US Department of Homeland Security has told a Congressional panel that she has…

ICT job opportunities increase in ‘boom’ economy: report

16 November 2017 in Recruitment

The ICT sector offered one of the highest number of job opportunities of any business and industry sector in October…

Reckon to sell Accountants division to MYOB for $180m cash

16 November 2017 in Accounting Software

Cloud accounting provider Reckon today announced the sale of its Accountants Practice Management division to MYOB for $180 million in…

Deluge of Android malware hits Google Play store

16 November 2017 in Security

Four separate reports of Android malware on the Google Play store have been published by ESET, McAfee, Dr Web and…

iPhone production issues hit Foxconn profits

15 November 2017 in Manufacturing Technology

Taiwan company Foxconn Technology has recorded a 39% drop in profit for the quarter ending September compared to the corresponding…

Atlantic writer Ioffe selectively edits tweet to smear WikiLeaks

15 November 2017 in Security

A story published in The Atlantic on Monday afternoon (US time) used selectively edited tweets from WikiLeaks in order to…

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Team Arrow to bring world first clean electric car to market

18 November 2017 in Energy

Step over, Tesla. Team Arrow, an Australian non-profit, high-tech, renewable energy think-tank is bringing its solar-powered race car to the…

Lessons (or not) on spinning an email from Microsoft

17 November 2017 in The Wired CIO

The Redmond-based software giant has inadvertently provided tips on how to structure a campaign email, after what is undoubtedly an…

Telstra execs swapping roles with latest appointments

17 November 2017 in People Moves

Telstra has appointed its deputy group general counsel, Sue Laver, as company secretary in a straight swap with current legal…

No more data breach details will be released: Deloitte

17 November 2017 in Security

Accountancy firm Deloitte says it will not be releasing any more details about the data breach that it suffered in…

Rackspace completes Datapipe acquisition deal

17 November 2017 in Strategy

Rackspace has completed its acquisition of managed services provider Datapipe in a move described as the largest acquisition in the…

Software taking over, but hardware still has a role: Linux expert

17 November 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

The tech industry is heading towards a stage where self service for standard IT requirements will become a norm, helped…

IBM, Packet Clearing, Cyber Alliance collaborate on Internet security

17 November 2017 in Security

IBM Security, Packet Clearing House and The Global Cyber Alliance have collaborated to launch a free global service they say is designed…

Oracle issues urgent update to patch remote exploits

17 November 2017 in Security

Oracle has released an out-of-schedule critical update to patch five issues found in the Jolt server within Oracle Tuxedo.

Hackers use Windows remote desktop tool to gain entry

17 November 2017 in Security

Malicious attackers are using Windows Remote Desktop Protocol to sneak into PCs and run ransomware on it themselves, rather than…

Optus launches website to provide SMBs with information

17 November 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Optus has set up an interactive and collaborative website that connects small- and medium-sized business owners and their employees to…

Sydney CBD workers reap benefits of ever hotter smartphone competition

17 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

If you work or visit the Sydney CBD, the best flagship smartphone stores are battling it out to give you…

Malwarebytes launches ANZ managed service provider programme

17 November 2017 in Security

Advanced malware prevention and remediation solution company Malwarebytes has launched its Australia and New Zealand Managed Service Provider programme –…

Former TIO chief O’Donnell takes top chair at ACCAN

17 November 2017 in People Moves

Former Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, Deirdre O’Donnell, has been elected as the chair of the telecommunications consumer interest group, the Australian…

'Double data' drives Vodafone share, Optus and Amaysim grow, Telstra declines

16 November 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The latest Kantar data for the Australian telco market share shows the pre-paid sector up 4.5% vs a year ago…

Kogan joins the Zip platform: Zip zip hooray

16 November 2017 in Home Tech

Just in time for the Amazon onslaught comes Kogan, choosing the new way for customers to pay for goods purchased,…

Most people have lax password habits, says ME Bank

16 November 2017 in Security

The message isn't getting through: almost nine out of ten people use the same password with multiple accounts.

Macquarie Telecom takes to the sky in promotional partnership

16 November 2017 in Strategy

The Macquarie Telecom Group is partnering with the Dinner in the Sky by Vino Paradiso festival in Sydney which propels…

Are you prepared for mandatory data breach reporting, asks Mimecast

16 November 2017 in Security

The arrival of mandatory breach reporting in Australia is a ticking clock. Cloud-based email management provider Mimecast is concerned many…