Australians are not doing enough to secure their connected devices, despite a slew of recent high-profile hacking incidents of smart devices, according to one security company.

A study of users of Oracle products has found that a majority were planning to reduce the amount they spent with the vendor, with the high cost and features (61%), maintenance and support costs (58%) and Oracle's aggressive sales and tactics (21%) being the reasons advanced for their dissatisfaction.

Researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group claim that attackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic servers running on Windows to install a new ransomware variant known as Sodinokibi.

 Global data centre operator Equinix has completed the $15.6 million expansion of its second International Business Exchange data centre in Perth.

Multinational software company Citrix Systems says a breach of its internal network took place six months earlier than it initially announced.

WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for skipping bail in 2012 and taking refuge in the Ecuador embassy in London.

Dell Technologies has used its annual Dell Technologies World event to introduce an extensive range of new and updated infrastructure products.

A warning by the ABC, based on a blog post by Microsoft, that the switch in the Japanese calendar could bring about problems similar to those expected for Y2K appears to have been somewhat overblown, with no reports of any turbulence as the 31st year of Heisei rolled over.

The Australian arm of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies has appointed a new chief executive on the same day that it announced it had sales revenue of $735 million in 2018, a 18% increase year-on-year.

Australian businesses were hit by more than 5800 scams in 2018 with scammers taking in excess of $7.2 million from unsuspecting companies through email attacks.



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