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'Hoplight' Trojan can issue valid SSL certificates

16 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The new North Korean Trojan linked to notorious North Korean hacking group Lazarus is able to disguise itself with valid public SSL certificates.


Failure to compute — Australia's IT policy mess continues

15 April, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

The nbn, the Assistance and Access Bill, the new social media streaming law — Australia's 'make it up as you go along' IT policy landscape keeps getting worse.


Microsoft, Adobe patch critical security flaws

15 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has patched two vulnerabilities affecting all supported Windows versions that could allow attackers to gain full control of compromised systems.


Australian network gear market flat in 2018

11 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian networking infrastructure market stagnated with just 0.81% growth in 2018, due to lower spending in the router and wireless LAN segments.


Cybercriminals scanning for exposed AWS data buckets

10 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud honeypots on AWS servers set up by Sophos for research into cyber attacks were on average attacked within just 40 minutes of going live.


Australia is a top credential stuffing target

09 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the fifth most targeted country in the world with credential stuffing attacks against online streaming services, research from Akamai indicates.


ACCC wants price anchor on basic nbn plans

09 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As the ACCC pressures NBN Co to lift the affordability of basic nbn services, telcos are calling on the company to consider the opportunities afforded by 5G.


New Australia–US cable commissioned

09 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The consortium behind the Southern Cross Cable Network has contracted Alcatel Submarine Networks to supply the 72 Tbps Southern Cross NEXT subsea cable.


National AI ethics consultation welcomed by CSIRO

08 April, 2019

A national consultation about the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) has been welcomed by CSIRO.


Critical infrastructure providers struggling to stay secure

08 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nine in 10 critical infrastructure providers have been damaged by a cyber attack in the last two years, with half experiencing downtime from an attack.


StartupAUS welcomes Shorten's Budget reply

08 April, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bill Shorten's focus on R&D and emerging industry sectors in his Budget reply is a welcome response for a beleaguered industry, according to StartupAUS.


Do you have the right insurance cover?

27 March, 2019

Unfortunately, it's not as clear as 1's and 0's when working out what cover you need to ensure you're meeting your professional and contractual requirements. Our partner, Guild Insurance is here to help you choose the right cover to meet your needs.


Social media — to blame, or just a mirror?

27 March, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA | Supplied by: Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Like any tool, social media itself has no agenda or bias and is not the root cause of the problems we're seeing, says ITPA's Robert Hudson.


Helping your clients stay ahead of the curve

27 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Dell EMC

The small business landscape is evolving, but with the Dell Expert Network, IT consultants can help their clients stay ahead of the curve.


Australian PC market returns to decline in Q4

26 March, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Australian PC market fell 2.5% during Q4 after two quarters of significant growth, but the monitor market had a strong performance.


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