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BitTorrent plugs denial of service protocol vulnerability 
By Juha Saarinen | 2 hours ago | Comment Now 
libµTP receives patch against traffic reflection abuse.
 
Aussie facial recognition database to land next year 
By Allie Coyne | 16 hours ago | Comment Now 
Business case under development.
 
Europe considers how to prevent flight safety threat posed by drones 
 
TPG opens Layer 2 FTTB product for wholesale 
By Allie Coyne | 19 hours ago | Comment Now 
Ahead of government deadline.
 
Github back online after denial of service attack 
By Juha Saarinen | 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Unknown attackers down code repository.
 
Close door on TOR or face liability for threats: researchers 
By Juha Saarinen | 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Businesses warned to get proactive against anonymising network.
 
Inside the stalemate on Australia's piracy code 
By Allie Coyne | 1 day 17 hours ago | Comment Now 
Still not registered almost five months on.
 
Linux Foundation starts security vetting program for FOSS 
By Juha Saarinen | 1 day 17 hours ago | Comment Now 
Seeks input on initial criteria.
 
Google Play store app exploited critical 'Certifi-gate' Android flaw 
By Adam Greenberg | 1 day 17 hours ago | Comment Now 
Recordable Activator dev only wanted a temp solution.
 
Ashley Madison owners offer $530k reward for info on data leak 
By Tim Ring | 1 day 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Canadian police call on white hat hackers to help.
 
The Toshiba scandal: what went wrong? 
1 day 22 hours ago | Comment Now 
Inside a world of "channel stuffing" and impossible targets.
 
Qld Education uncovers 270 extra lost child abuse reports 
By Paris Cowan | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Staff cuts during OneSchool implementation blamed.
 
Queensland Health continues to overpay staff millions 
By Paris Cowan | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
As payroll case hits the courts.
 
Australian Privacy Commissioner investigates Ashley Madison hack 
By Allie Coyne | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Partners with Canada following second data dump.
 
Telstra website pushes malvertising 
By Adrian Bridgwater | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Link to banking Trojan now disabled.
 
Aussies set for lower mobile call, SMS rates 
By Allie Coyne | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
ACCC cuts telco termination costs in half.
 
Turnbull defends NBN cost blowout 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
New corporate plan shows billions in additional costs.
 
Cost blowout to push NBN past $41bn budget 
But government funding cap to remain.
 
SA justice portfolio to get first CISO 
By Paris Cowan | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Security chief to oversee SA Police, court cyber defences.
 
Apple to replace faulty iPhone 6 Plus cameras  
3 days ago | Comment Now 
Component causing blurry photos.
 
iiNet records bumper numbers in last-ever results 
By Juha Saarinen | 3 days ago | Comment Now 
Revenue and subscriber numbers up year-on-year.
 
IBM tries to throw Qld govt’s payroll case out of court 
 
Pilgrim reappointed as Privacy Commissioner 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Hired under one-year term.
 
Apple iOS 'Quicksand' flaw enables enterprise data theft 
By Allie Coyne | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Businesses urged to update to latest version of OS.
 
Ashley Madison hack fallout worsens with new leak 
6 days ago | Comment Now 
Attackers post 20GB of new data.
 
NSW cops to get portable fingerprint scanners 
By Paris Cowan | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Collecting biometrics in the field.
 
Cheap thermal imagers can steal user PINs 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Metallic keys on PIN pads recommended.
 
TPG's iiNet takeover is 'bittersweet' for Michael Malone 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
ISP to cease trading on ASX next week.
 
Telstra Air users complain of big drop in speeds 
By Andrew Sadauskas | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Problems emerge after official launch.
 
Machine learning selects world’s next top models 
By Ry Crozier | Aug 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Computers do casting director’s thinking.
 
Qld’s online DA tool slammed by users 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Ten times over budget, with a satisfaction rating of 12 percent.
 
Windows Server 2016 preview debuts containers 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Deployed and managed by open source Docker tools.
 
Meet Australia's new number two broadband provider 
By Allie Coyne, Andrew Sadauskas | Aug 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
TPG, iiNet win ACCC approval to merge.
 
iiNet-TPG merger gets ACCC green light 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Final hurdle to union overcome.
 
China summons Western tech firms over bank procurement rules 
Aug 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Revives work on suspended regulations.
 
NSW Police arrest 21 in online drug crackdown 
Aug 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Technology posing "unique challenge" to law enforcement.
 
Vodafone CEO promises profitability in the 'near future' 
By Andrew Sadauskas | Aug 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Fixed-line services are “definitely” in telco's plans.
 
NSW wants to rent out govt car spaces via booking app 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Takes lead from Divvy, ParkMonkey.
 
Google launches wi-fi router for homes 
Aug 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Pushes into smart residences.
 
Mortgage Choice writes off $1.2m from IT broker platform 
 
Urgent out-of-band patch released for Internet Explorer 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Drive-by attacks possible with critical vulnerability.
 
AFP dumps $145m investigation system replacement 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Exclusive: Contractor sacked from PROMIS project.
 
China arrests thousands for cybercrimes  
Aug 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Crackdown targets websites providing illegal information.
 
Microsoft releases MDOP with support for Windows 10 
 
TAFE IT manager admits to running fake cloud services from home 
By Paris Cowan | Aug 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Insists he plans to pay back $1.1m in illicit gains.
 
Australia’s defence cyber unit scales up bug hunting 
By Allie Coyne | Aug 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Specialise if you don’t want to lose the war.
 
Google's next Android OS is Marshmallow 
Aug 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
SDK released for developers.
 
US tax payer data theft proved more extensive 
Aug 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Review reveals more than 300,000 records breached.
 
IBM launches Linux mainframes for on-premise clouds 
Aug 18, 2015 | Comment Now 
Two LinuxONE servers promise scalable virtualisation for business.
 
Adobe settles giant 2013 data breach class action suit 
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