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Attackers exploiting VPN vulnerabilities

11 October, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has warned of a threat campaign targeting vulnerabilities in unpatched VPNs from Pulse Secure, Fortinet and Palo Alto.

What does DoH mean for BYOD?

02 October, 2019 by James Andrewartha*

When it comes to IT, security and safety aren't always synonymous. Sometimes, measures that increase security remove the ability to provide safeguards.

Exclusive event: Cybersecurity for small business

30 September, 2019

Join experts from Dell and the NSW Cyber Security Network for a practical look at how to protect your business from cyber attack.

90% of businesses facing RDP attacks

30 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As many as 90% of remote desktop protocol implementations could be facing some form of malicious attack, research from Vectra indicates.

Windows 10 now on 900 million devices

26 September, 2019

Windows 10 has seen massive growth over the past year, adding more devices than any previous year — including 100 million devices in the last six months alone.

Fin7 sysadmin pleads guilty to hacking

24 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

In a US court, a Ukrainian charged with being the system administrator for infamous hacking group Fin7 has pleaded guilty of conspiracy to commit computer crime.

Microsoft extends life of Exchange Server 2010

23 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has revealed it is extending the end of support date for Exchange Server 2010 for a further 10 months until October 2020.

Oracle launches Autonomous Linux

23 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Oracle has strengthened its autonomous computing capabilities with the launch of the new Oracle Autonomous Linux self-patching operating system.

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.

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.

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