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AI plays hide-and-seek, finds new strategies along the way

19 September, 2019 by Natasha Doyle

When pitted against other versions of itself and being rewarded when it successfully hid or found other players, OpenAI's AI learned some pretty neat tricks.

Mentor the tech professionals of the future

18 September, 2019

You can help develop the ICT professionals of the future via the Australian Mathematics Trust's digIT student mentorship program.

Perspective is a wonderful thing

13 September, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

Some people might not think IT is in the same league as brain surgery, but that doesn't mean the work we do is not important to society.

BlueKeep exploit released into the wild

10 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

An exploit for the BlueKeep Windows vulnerability has been released by the open source Metasploit project.

Neglecting IT training can have "astronomical" costs

10 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Failing to provide IT employees with quality training can cause significant costs for businesses, according to Oracle's Kate Farrow.

99% of cyber attacks require humans to click

10 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Research from Proofpoint indicates that 99% of cyber attacks require a human victim to perform an action such as downloading an attachment or following a link.

Government seeks feedback on cybersecurity strategy

09 September, 2019

The Australian Government is seeking feedback on a new cybersecurity strategy to help businesses combat increasing and evolving cyber threats.

Supermicro servers vulnerable to virtual USB attack

09 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A vulnerability in the baseboard management controllers of Supermicro servers could allow attackers to virtually mount any USB device to a target server.

Microsoft extends life of Desktop Optimisation Pack

09 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has announced a new single end of support date for the tools within the Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack.

The dark mirror of vendor support

28 August, 2019 by Chris Herrmann, Director, ITPA

Is there anything more frustrating than dealing with technical support? Chris Herrmann outlines the problems and offers some solutions.

VMware expands hybrid cloud offerings

27 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

At VMworld 2019, VMware announced a series of new and expanded Kubernetes-based and hybrid cloud products and services.

Secret backdoor inserted into Webmin tool

27 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Attackers appear to have breached the development build server of Unix administration tool Webmin to insert a secret command injection backdoor.

Tech giants aim for encryption in memory

26 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Google and others have joined a consortium working on a method for the end-to-end encryption of data even while it is in use.

Microsoft launches Chromium-based Edge into beta

26 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has announced the commencement of the public beta phase for its fully Chromium-based Edge web browser for Windows 10, 7, 8/8.1 and macOS.

Cisco warns of four critical vulnerabilities

26 August, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cisco has issued a patch for four critical authentication bypass vulnerabilities in its Cisco UCS Director and UCS Director Express for Big Data packages.

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