Displaying items by tag: Sam Varghese

A group of attackers who claimed to have hacked the Belarus Railway have posted proof of their exploit on Twitter in what appears to be a violation of the social media site's policies.

Published in Security

Google has dropped plans to implement ad-targeting technology known as Federated Learning of Cohorts and instead come up with a replacement known as Topics.

Published in Business Intelligence

The Indian smartphone market shipped 162 million units in 2021, a rise of 12% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that there was a strong comeback in the third and fourth quarters after a tough start to the year.

Published in Mobility

Exactly why Australian politicians and some rent-a-quote merchants are up in arms over the government's loss of control over a WeChat account set up for Prime Minister Scott Morrison is hard to fathom.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Government has washed its hands of any decision the ABC might make about compulsory logins for its iview service, saying the taxpayer-funded broadcaster has content and operational independence to do what it likes.

Published in Strategy

WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has been given permission to make an appeal to the British Supreme Court to hear an appeal against his extradition to the US.

Published in Strategy

US-based Vantage Data Centres, which focuses on multinational corporations like Microsoft and Cisco, is building a campus in Melbourne with three data centres that will total about 270,000 square feet (25,083 square metres) when complete, the company says.

Published in Data Centres

Google has launched a second appeal, this time in the EU's highest court, against a fine of €2.42 billion (US$2.73 billion, A$3.79 billion) levied on it and its parent company Alphabet in 2017 for abusing its dominant market position for online general search services in 13 EU countries.

Published in Technology Regulation

German open-source firm SUSE has announced it will be releasing Liberty Linux, a distribution that is intended to fill the gap left by CentOS, a business-focused distribution that was killed off by its owner Red Hat in December 2020.

Published in Open Source

Australian spending on technology products and services in 2022 will exceed A$111 billion, the technology analyst firm Gartner has forecast, with this representing an increase of 6.3% from the year that just ended.

Published in Development

South Korean giant Samsung Electronics became the globe's top vendor of semiconductors in 2021, overtaking Intel for the first time since 2018 with a 31.6% rise in revenue to US$75.9 billion (A$105.2 billion), the technology analyst firm Gartner says.

Published in Hardware

Ransomware attacks on Windows systems in the US during 2021 showed a small dip from the previous year, with 2323 local governments, schools and healthcare providers hit, the security firm Emsisoft reports.

Published in Security

Global logistics firm DHL was the most imitated brand in phishing attempts in the final quarter of 2021 tracked by the Israeli firm Check Point Research, with 23% of such emails containing a reference to the company.

Published in Security

American efforts to curb chip sales in China have not succeeded, according to an analysis of data for 2020 by the Semiconductor Industry Association, a lobby group for the US semiconductor industry.

Published in Hardware

The ABC will introduce compulsory logins for its iview service in a staged manner this year, despite the fact that there have been privacy warnings about the sharing of user data with companies like Google.

Published in Strategy

A hotel chain in Europe has switched its computers to Google's Chrome OS after it was hit by Windows ransomware.

Published in Security

Global shipments of PCs reached 341 million units in 2021, the technology analyst firm Canalys reports, adding that the final quarter recorded shipments of 92 million units, a million more than the corresponding quarter in 2020.

Published in Hardware

Vulnerability intelligence, breach data and risk ratings vendor Risk Based Security has warned about the rising number of vulnerabilities in third-party WordPress plugins, pointing out that 2240 such flaws had been reported in 2021.

Published in Security

Microsoft has released 97 CVEs on its first patch Tuesday of 2022, including four zero-days that have been publicly disclosed but not yet exploited in the wild; one of these is wormable.

Published in Security

A Nokia official in the Oceania region says he is satisfied with the uptake of 5G in Australia, pointing out that about 80% of the smartphones sold in the country are now 5G-capable.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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