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Global SKS network facing "devastating attack"

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Attackers have exploited a flaw in the global SKS network used by the OpenPGP protocol that threatens to break GnuPG implementations of the protocol.


Cisco issues three critical security alerts

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cisco has released security advisories and patches for three critical vulnerabilities in its DNA Center network management and automation platform.


Linux usage on Azure now surpasses Windows

02 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A Microsoft developer has revealed that usage of Linux on the company's Azure Cloud now exceeds Windows.


Are ethics in technology dead?

02 July, 2019 by Sean Bates

It's up to all of us to ensure our industry maintains the highest ethical standards, and keep security and probity top of mind, says ITPA's Sean Bates.


Espionage group hijacks rival's infrastructure

25 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A Symantec report into the activities of the Waterbug espionage group revealed that the group appears to have hijacked the infrastructure of a rival group.


Security vs national security

18 June, 2019 by Robert Hudson, President, ITPA

The tug of war over certain companies being allowed to contribute to 5G networks is spilling over to the wider industry. Will there be a solution?


Exim vulnerability now being exploited

17 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A newly uncovered worm seeks to exploit the recently disclosed vulnerability in Exim, the platform that is used by well over half of the world's email servers.


Postman Digit? Agility Robotics releases new delivery robot

11 June, 2019 by Natasha Doyle

Agility Robotics' humanoid robot, Digit, is stepping out of the lab and into the world, and some day, it might just end up at your door.


EU mobile traffic routed to China for two hours

11 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Large amounts of mobile traffic bound for European mobile networks was inadvertently routed through China for more than two hours recently.


ACSC urges Windows users to patch against BlueKeep

07 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Users of outdated and obsolete versions of Windows have been urged to patch against the critical BlueKeep vulnerability, with “potentially millions of networks” at risk.  


Misapplied config change caused Google service outage

06 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has attributed an outage impacting access to Google services to a configuration change that was inadvertently applied more broadly than planned.


Bug found impacting more than half of email servers

06 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cloud security company Qualys has discovered a new vulnerability in the Exim mail transfer agent that allows root-level local and remote command execution.


Half of data held by A/NZ businesses is 'dark'

05 June, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Half of data held by organisations in Australia and New Zealand remains unclassified or untagged, according to research commissioned by Veritas.


More AustCyber Projects funding announced

04 June, 2019

The second round of AustCyber Projects funding has been announced by the federal government.


What limits should there be on tracking in public?

28 May, 2019 by James Andrewartha*

Tracking via facial recognition, Wi-Fi and other means is spreading. As IT professionals, what should we do if or until these technologies are regulated?


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