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The Lorna Jane womens activewear manufacturer and retailer has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $5 million in penalties for making false and misleading representations to consumers, and engaging in conduct liable to mislead the public in connection with the promotion and supply of its LJ Shield Activewear.

Published in Technology Regulation

Aside from the scientists and doctors battling COVID, one of the world’s toughest jobs is running a global cyber protection company that protects the workloads of consumers, businesses, enterprise companies, governments and the world’s top sports teams, and the man for the job is former top GoDaddy executive, Patrick Pulvermueller, who joined us on iTWireTV.

Published in Guest Interviews

The latest Cyberthreats Report from cyber protection powerhouse Acronis says that 2021 will see remote workers and managed service providers targeted by cyberattackers, with data exfiltration to outpace data encryption

Published in Security

Microsoft's Windows operating system is the target of a massive majority of the malicious software that abounds these days. And it has adopted the same strategy for avoiding blame as it did with the problem of viruses and worms: presenting itself as part of the solution, not the problem.

Published in Open Sauce

British security expert Kevin Beaumont has thrown in his lot with the company often described as the Typhoid Mary of the Internet — Microsoft — but says he will not be a big cog in the wheel there, just a security threat analyst.

Published in Security

Microsoft wants the population of Windows users to grow. Intel would like to see that happening too, given that it is joined at the arm and the hip to the Redmond software behemoth. Newer PCs are more expensive, but run the bloated Windows operating system that much faster.

Published in Open Sauce

Fraudsters used scam emails to steal millions of dollars from Queensland law firms in December, according to security firm MailGuard.

Published in Security

WikiLeaks has released a huge number of CIA documents detailing the hacking tools used by the agency in what it calls the biggest dump of security material in history.

Published in Government Tech

Windows has been around for more than two decades, but there is still no insistence by Microsoft that an ordinary user account be created before one begins using the system.

Published in Open Sauce

Cloud security software as a service provider (SAAS), MailGuard, has partnered with fellow security company, Southern Cross Protection (SXP), to enhance SXP’s core offering from physical security to include cyber-protection for its customers.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 15:42

Royal Melbourne Hospital hit by Windows XP virus

Work at the pathology department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital has been hit for several days by a virus which has infected computers running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:01

AVG delivers new privacy policy

AVG has made good with a promise it made earlier this year and released a privacy policy which it says gives users of its security services basic information of what data it collects and how it’s used.

Published in Security

Enterprise security provider Blue Coat Systems says new research has revealed that more than 95% of websites in 10 top level domains (TLDs) – or ‘neighbourhoods’ – are rated as ‘suspicious’ because of high levels of virus and other malicious activity.

Published in Security

Cloud IT service managed solutions vendor LogicNow and secrity firm Bitdefender have teamed up to create a new managed antivirus service for Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

Published in Security
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 13:29

AVG, ZTE partner in mobile security deal

AVG has sealed a global deal to provide pre-installed security protection for ZTE’s range of smartphones and tablets.

Published in Security
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:16

Does Barbie know Linux?

According to Mattel no; because she is a girl she still needs the boys to help with those things called computers.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Monday, 23 June 2014 12:17

PCRange launches first security solutions

Broadband company PCRange has launched its first security products that it says defend Windows-based computers against viruses and other Internet threats often linked to online crime.

Published in Security

A US man has been tricked into reporting his own child pornography offences to police after a computer virus said the FBI was investigating him.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 00:01

How to practice safe surfing

DSL broadband provider, iiNet, has expressed its concern about Australians surfing the Internet safely and the minimization of security threats to our online activities, so doing their bit to help keep us safer and more secure, iiNet has just released the first of its series of fact sheets with tips on how to safely surf the Net.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 10:46

Intego brings malware scanning to iOS

Security software vendor Intego has released a malware scanner for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Published in Mobility

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