Reliable access to broadband, mobile, landline services in focus for ACCAN conference

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Ensuring that consumers have reliable access to broadband, mobile and landline services, no matter where they live in Australia is the focus for the upcoming 2022 Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) conference under the theme Better Basics. ACCAN says the aim of this year’s conference – to be held online on September 14 – … Read more

Severe skills shortage for cybersecurity professionals a major concern for the industry

Severe skills shortage for cybersecurity professionals a major concern for the industry

GUEST OPINION: For cyber criminals, the economics of a ransomware attack are overwhelmingly in their favor. Last year, according to ESG, 79% of organizations reported a ransomware attack, with Ponemon’s 2021 Cost of a Data Breach report estimating that the average cost of a breach is AU$7.3 million. The threat is omnipresent and the number … Read more

Australia not spared as APAC region to lose 63 million jobs to automation: forecast

Australia not spared as APAC region to lose 63 million jobs to automation: forecast

Australia will see 11% of jobs lost to automation by 2040, according to the latest forecast for employment across the APAC region by global research and advisory firms Forester. However, despite the bleak outlook for Australian job losses to automation, Forrester says in Australia jobs across consulting, scientific, and technical services, which are harder to … Read more

Your Amazon’s Ring Cameras Might Be Collecting Personal Information | Here’s What it Knows About You

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Security cameras are almost everywhere since crimes are rampant in some places. You can see them anywhere: in your neighborhood, local coffee shop, bookstore, and other locations. One of the most popular security cameras comes from Amazon. The Ring doorbell can be used for protection. If you feel someone might harm you, this surveillance is … Read more

Facebook Says Cyber ​​Spies Are Using Bogus WhatsApp And Signal Apps To Snoop On Thousands

Facebook Says Cyber ​​Spies Are Using Bogus WhatsApp And Signal Apps To Snoop On Thousands

Facebook uncovers cyber espionage campaigns targeting thousands that appear to be emanating from Pakistan and India getty The hackers used malware capable of accessing call logs, text messages and a device’s camera and microphone. A cyber espionage group believed to be operating out of India and Pakistan has been spying on thousands of people by … Read more

Homelessness Week: Technology and innovation is useless without collaboration

Homelessness Week: Technology and innovation is useless without collaboration

GUEST OPINION: As we see technology solving a myriad of issues facing society, we are reminded of the complex nature of homelessness during Homelessness Week. This year’s theme is ‘We need a Plan’ which is evident as we raise awareness for the 116,000 Australians who are homeless at any given night. What we do know, … Read more

Australia’s data execs have wide eyes for a whole new horizon of data use

Australia's data execs have wide eyes for a whole new horizon of data use

GUEST OPINION: An economy of opportunities awaits data leaders that can find ways to become more commercially and strategically aligned. Data is being elevated from an inwards-facing function to be more commercially aligned. The aspiration is that data can be harnessed to produce or power external-facing products, and become a profit-generation engine in its own … Read more

Nozomi Networks Labs report: Wipers and IoT botnets dominate the threat landscape – manufacturing and energy at highest risk

Nozomi Networks Labs report: Wipers and IoT botnets dominate the threat landscape – manufacturing and energy at highest risk

GUEST RESEARCH: The latest Operational Technology (OT)/IoT security report from Nozomi Networks Labs finds wiper malware, IoT botnet activity, and the Russia/Ukraine war impacted the threat landscape in the first half of 2022. Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Nozomi Networks Labs researchers saw activity from several types of threat actors, … Read more

WhatsApp and Facebook security alert issued over malicious Android apps

WhatsApp and Facebook security alert issued over malicious Android apps

A top security group has issued a warning to smartphone users running Android over multiple apps that were available on the Google Play Store. Dr. Web listed over 30 mobile apps that were identified to contain trojans, spyware, adware and other security problems. Watch the video above: Former 7NEWS reporter falls for scam Watch the … Read more

Researchers discover dangerous stealthy virus infecting ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards

Researchers discover dangerous stealthy virus infecting ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards

Kaspersky security researchers have discovered a rootkit named CosmicStrand, located in the firmware images of Gigabyte and ASUS motherboards. “CosmicStrand is a sophisticated UEFI firmware rootkit that allows its owners to achieve very durable persistence: the whole lifetime of the computer, while at the same time being extremely stealthy,” Kaspersky said. A rootkit is software … Read more