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    Australia’s national broadcaster is funded to the tune of 1 Billion dollars per year, but it seems that hasn’t covered important updates to their IT systems. This morning the ABC Sydney office was experiencing power issues and ABC News Mornings presenter, Joe O’brien shared a photo on Twitter. The...
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    Microsoft’s Ignite conference is happening right now and one of the big pieces of news is a new product announcement from Yubico. The YubiKey Bio is the first YubiKey that will support fingerprint recognition for secure and seamless passwordless logins. The YubiKey Bio delivers the convenience of fingerprint login,...
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    The Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is responding to a widespread malware campaign known as Emotet. Emotet is a Trojan virus delivered via emails sent with malicious attachments. These emails often contain language about “Your Invoice,” or “Payment Details,” and carry either macro-enabled documents, or malicious...
  • Kaspersky is now securing the sky with Antidrone

    Back in December 2018, one of the most notorious drone cases happened at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Drones were flown in restricted airspace which resulted in significant disruption to flight operations. That same year, the global drone market was estimated to be worth $14 billion and is expected to reach...
  • Norton 360 offers new features to keep your life and family secure

    Protecting your devices from the bad guys is definitely not a new challenge, but the threat is constantly changing. To feel confident in your ability to defend yourself, you need a product that is constantly growing and evolving as the threat landscape evolves. Norton is making a renewed appeal...
  • Kaspersky’s anti-cheat technology, to get the cheats out of eSports

    Both casual and professional gamers pour hundreds of hours into playing online with one basic premise – the game is fair. From reputation to financial gain, the motivation to be at the top of the leaderboard is massive and unfortunately, some are turning to cheating, to climb the ladder...
  • Porting your mobile number? ACMA introduces MFA for mobile transfers

    If you switch mobile carriers, it’s traditionally been a fairly easy process. That’s about to change and that’s for a great reason.. security. A growing issue in the mobile industry is Identity Theft, where an attacker will gain access to enough personally identifiable information to complete a number transfer...
  • Arlo Pro 3 for home and SMB offers some serious upgrades

    The Arlo Pro 3 is now available. In all new hardware revisions, we kind of expect our technology to be smarter, faster, stronger, better and the list of upgrades Arlo have brought to their Pro 3 cameras is exactly that. Designed for home and small business owners, this wire-free...
  • Ring Door View Cam now available in Australia, great for apartments and townhouses

    Ring now has a well-established presence in Australia and have launched their 5th video doorbell. The latest product is the Ring Door View Cam, targeted at solving a slightly different problem. The Ring Door View Cam offers a very familiar set of features, connecting you to your home when...
  • Breaking: Trump lifts Huawei ban, proves it was nothing to do with security

    Huawei’s march to the top of the global smartphone sales charts was abruptly interrupted when United States President Donald Trump added Chinese-based Huawei to a banned list. This ban meant that no US company could do business with them without explicit permission from the US Government. 1-by-1 US-based companies...
  • WA high school students taking on Cyber Security Challenges

    Educating our young Australians about the risks they’ll face online is important, but so is offering them the opportunity to learn about cyber security at a deep level. The Australian Computing Academy (ACA), this week launched the Schools Cyber Security Challenges (Cyber Challenges) in Western Australia. The new $1.3...
  • Libra may be the first global currency, this is much bigger than Facebook

    Powered by Blockchain, Libra is a new open source digital currency that aims to be the first truly global currency. In the age of the internet, we can transact with people across the world, but there’s a couple of barriers, the first which is language, but thanks to computer...
  • Australian Cyber Security Centre advises Australia to protect against BlueKeep

    If you don’t stay up to speed with information security, this week’s been a big one. Older versions of Microsoft Windows have a serious flaw in the RDP stack. Remote Desktop Protocol is used to remotely connect to computers, something IT professionals do routinely, but attackers exploiting an exploit...
  • ANU suffers massive data breach, staff and students now at big risk of identity fraud

    Australian National University has suffered one of Australia’s worst information security breaches, with hackers reportedly gaining access to 19 years of data. It sounds like they got everything they wanted, names, addresses, DOB, phone numbers, personal emails, tax file numbers, bank account details, passport details. The attackers are described...
  • Coder Academy says every company needs a hacker

    Australian businesses are being urged to hire professional in-house hackers or face imminent cyber-attacks that could destroy years of operations with just one click of a mouse. Australia’s only accredited coding bootcamp provider, Coder Academy, has launched an intensive course to combat a new wave of cyber-crime threatening all...
  • How to spot and avoid Android Malware

    Malware for Android users is becoming increasingly common. The security arms race between Google and the bad guys is a never-ending battle. Despite each version of the OS offering increased security, inevitably something created by humans isn’t perfect, so exploits are found and leveraged to inject malicious software on...
  • Acronis opens Cyber Platform APIs to developers

    Acronis have announced they are opening their APIs to developers, after 16 years. The company is a global leader in cyber protection and will begin by granting access to APIs in an early release program, that enables developers to expand their security software solutions or integrate them into their...
  • Mother’s Day idea: Arlo Ultra security cameras to protect the home

    Still stuck on what to buy mum? Then here’s an idea.. an Arlo Ultra, one of the best quality security cameras on the market. With only a few weeks to go, you better get this year’s present sorted, to say thankyou. If your mum needs to secure her home,...
  • Arlo Ultra offers 4K HDR cameras that have the detail you need

    Connected Security are going 4K with the Arlo Ultra. The camera system, features 4K HDR video quality with colour night vision, which means if you have a intruder, you’ll have great quality video evidence to provide the authorities. The Arlo cameras are wireless and feature a large 180-degree field-of-view....
  • 3 considerations when choosing a VPN

    Increasingly users are becoming more aware they need to protect themselves when browsing the web. After what feels like a relentless flow of news stories about data and privacy breaches, it’s easy to see why. You may be putting up your defences to protect your data from private companies...

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