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  • Free software update turns Nest Cam IQ into a Google Home

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  • QLD Police are buying drone defense guns to secure the Commonwealth Games

    DroneShield, the company than make guns that’ll shot drones out of the sky, have announced that Queensland Police are buying multiple Droneguns for use during the XXI Commonwealth Games in Queensland in April 2018. Given the developments in unmanned technologies (read drone adoption and AI smarts), and the potential...
  • Review: Swann Smart Security Camera – wireless simplicity, quality camera, but lacks IFTTT

    Securing your most valuable asset is an incredibly important thing to do right. There’s a lot of options on the table when it comes to security cameras, but in 2018 there’s an easily definable feature set that’s imperative to a product being considered up to the task. First off,...
  • Apple release iOS 11.2.2 update to address Spectre

    Overnight Apple has released the latest update to their mobile OS, with iOS 11.2.2 delivering a security update that patches the Spectre security vulnerabilities. This isn’t something you need to debate about, get the update. For those technically minded, you can review the details of the security flaw that...
  • Intel responds to ‘inaccurate media reports’ on security issue

    In the last week, there’s been news spreading across the industry about a hardware-level security issue with Intel processors. The fix for the CPU security flaw, was supposedly going to reduce the speed of your processor (and therefore your PC) anywhere between 5 and 30 percent. Intel says this...
  • Blockchain could have saved $120 million on Australia’s SSM vote

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  • It is as bad as we feared, WPA2 is completely broken #KRACK

    It is as bad as we feared.. 802.11x WPA2 encryption is broken, like really broken. Earlier today we brought you news that this was coming, that security researchers were about to release information on a networking security vulnerability. Discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven have posted the details on https://www.krackattacks.com and the...
  • WPA2 protocol broken ? Internet, we have a problem.

    WPA2 is the security protocol we use to secure our internet connections, after flaws were found in WPA1. Now security researchers may have discovered a problem with WPA2 which if true, will be incredibly difficult to fix. This protocol is basically built into every internet connected device on the...
  • Ring Floodlight Cam, Video Doorbell 2 and Ring Pro now available in Australia

    Ring have announced their Ring Floodlight Cam, Ring Video Doorbell 2 and Ring Pro is now available in Australia. These products are designed to deliver a connected security system to your home. Building on the success of their first Ring video doorbell, the product lineup is now expanding. The Ring Floodlight...
  • TNT hit by Petya Ransomware and users are pissed

    One of Australia’s largest courier companies (owned by FedEx who’ve halted trading on their shares) TNT has been significantly impacted by the Petya Ransomware. TNT Express are actually one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to one million consignments ranging...
  • WannaCrypt / WannaCry ransomware shows lack of updating from IT Admins

    Over the weekend the world was infected by malicious ransomware known as “WannaCrypt”. This software began in the UK and Spain and quickly spread across the globe. While there’s been limited public declaration (expect many are keeping quiet) that Australian users have been impacted on a large scale, it does speak...
  • Ring Floodlight Cam is a motion sensing, HD security camera with siren

    Ring are known for their video doorbell but are now adding to their product lineup with the Ring Floodlight Cam​. The product was announced at CES but it’ll be April before its available. Not content with adding a video camera to the doorbell, the floodlight is now also getting...
  • Swann’s latest security system offers 4K cameras

    We’ve all seen that grainy security camera footage on the 6pm news and scratched our heads why its not better quality. Well now that’s all set to change with Swann’s latest top-of-the-line security system feature 4K quality. Ready for installation at home or in a business, the Swann 4K...
  • NAB launch APIs for developers

    National Australia Bank (NAB) claim to be the first major Australian bank to launch a developer API which allows programmatic access to data. After doing some research, it looks like Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac all have APIs available, but are restricted business solutions. So what kind of data is going...
  • Amazon just reinvented the supermarket

    Amazon Go is a brand new, unique shopping experience located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street. Currently open to Amazon employees in a Beta program, the revolutionary supermarket will open to the public in early 2017. So what makes Amazon Go so different...
  • IoT Solutions Congress should be interesting this week

    The internet was sick this week, with massive DDOS attacks launched against DYN DNS. For those not familiar with DNS, its the service that resolves those ugly IP addresses to memorable, advertisable website addresses that you type into your browser. Think of it like an index at the library...
  • Review: Ring Video Doorbell keeping Aussie homes safe

    The Ring Video Doorbell first came to my attention through their advertisements on a number of US-based podcasts I listen to. Shortly after I first heard about Ring, I headed to their website and at the time was disappointed this IoT device wasn’t available in Australia. Now that’s all changed...
  • D-Link adds 180° Wide-Eye camera to reduce camera costs

    D-Link ANZ have added the DCS-960L to their lineup of connected devices. The Wide Eye HD 180˚ panoramic camera is being pitched as a cost saving, reducing the number of cameras required to cover the same area. Many security cameras offer a 130° view, while the 180° means you see more and avoid...
  • Aussie Craig Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, created Bitcoin

    Is it possible an Australian created Bitcoin? Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright claims that he (with help from others) is the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. Since the cryptocurrency rose to fame in 2009, the search for the person, or people who created Bitcoin has been on. With much speculation, miss-steps and...

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