Displaying items by tag: Sam Varghese

Australian energy operators will use a solution from a New Zealand company to handle the biggest change in regulations in the energy market, a switch of energy settlements from 30 minutes to 5 minutes, on 1 October.

Published in Energy
Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:12

India PC shipments marked five-year high in 2Q2021

Shipments of PCs to India in the second quarter of 2021 grew by 43% year-on-year to 4.1 million units, marking a five-year high, the technology analyst company Canalys says.

Published in Development

A story about US mercenaries going to work for the UAE Government, without obtaining the necessary American clearances, was claimed as an exclusive in 2019 by two Reuters reporters – even though the yarn had already been told three years earlier by a reporter for The Intercept.

Published in Security

A software management agent silently installed by Microsoft's cloud platform Azure on Linux VMs has a number of remote code execution and local privilege escalation flaws, security firm Wiz.io has revealed.

Published in Security

Microsoft has released patches for two zero-day vulnerabilities, along with patches for 84 other flaws in its products, including Microsoft Edge.

Published in Security

Cyber-security incidents reported by victims fell during the 2020-21 financial year, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says in its annual threat report, adding that there was also a drop in the most severe types of incidents.

Published in Security

A ransomware gang has warned victims that any data that has been exfiltrated from their networks during attacks would be destroyed were they to contact companies to negotiate ransom payments.

Published in Security

Three former American intelligence operatives have agreed to pay a fine of US$1.685 million (A$2.3 million) as part of a deferred prosecution agreement that places conditions on their future employment, after they were found to be working for a hacking company that carried out operations for the UAE Government.

Published in Security

Apple has released patches for two zero-day flaws in its iOS and macOS operating systems, warning that these are being actively exploited.

Published in Security

Researchers from security firm Intezer Labs have found a re-implementation of the Cobalt Strike beacon, written from scratch, which works on both Windows and Linux systems.

Published in Security

A judge in California has allowed Apple to continue charging developers a fee as it does, giving Android app makers little cheer that a similar case against Google would provide them any relief.

Published in Technology Regulation

Job advertisements on the online portal SEEK in August were down by 5.3% month-on-month but up 55.9% year-on-year, the company says.

Published in Recruitment

ANALYSIS The British Government has given a clear indication that it will launch an advertising blitz to fight Facebook's move to roll out encrypted messaging to all its apps.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Media organisations in Australia, who are not awash in the green stuff, will have to fork out a goodly amount to hire moderators for their Facebook and other social media accounts - or face the likely prospect of paying damages for defamation or libel.

Published in Open Sauce

The people behind a new ransomware group, Groove, have threatened to start attacking public sector businesses in Ukraine if the government of that country does not stop extraditing citizens to the US.

Published in Security
Friday, 10 September 2021 08:23

Paragon NTFS driver included in Linux 5.15 release

Paragon Software's NTFS driver has been included in the 5.15 release of the Linux kernel, bringing reliable read and write functionality for this filesystem to the kernel.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 09 September 2021 12:58

ACCC gives go-ahead for merger of payment platforms

The Australian competition watchdog has given the go-ahead for the proposed merger of BPAY Group and its subsidiaries eftpos and New Payments Platform Australia.

Published in Business Intelligence

A team at security shop SentinelLABS has released detailed research about a threat actor it has dubbed EGoManiac, which operated between 2010 and 2016 and messed with Turkish TV journalists at OdaTV in order to place incriminating documents and malware on their devices.

Published in Security

The Australian High Court has ruled that owners of Facebook pages are responsible for any comments posted by third parties in response to content that has been placed by the owner.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 10:55

Website of REvil ransomware gang back on the dark web

The website of the prolific ransomware group REvil has come back online about two months after it disappeared following an attack on a number of managed service providers.

Published in Security

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