Banking Trojan specifically targets Australians

Banking Trojans

Security provider warns of Trojan that steals banking credentials and other personal data. Read More

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Technology that changed us: The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo

Pong Cabinet

looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad. Read More


Google accused of demonstrably 'facilitating crime'

"if Google do the right thing by Australia on the question of piracy then there will be no issues. However, they are very far from this position and demonstrably are facilitating crime." Read More

The 20 worst passwords of 2017: Did yours make the list?

Despite all of the year's major hacks, people still can't seem to let passwords like 'admin' and '123456' go. Read More

Facebook-hacking Android malware has been installed more than 100,000 times

Called GhostTeam, the malware disguises itself as legitimate utility apps, but it actually harvests Facebook passwords and floods users with full-screen ads. Read More


New Australian regulations to support driverless vehicles

Introduced by ACMA, the new regulations will enable the roll out of intelligent transport systems by Australian road traffic authorities Read More


Fact: Broadband really does work over a piece of wet string

An inquisitive engineer this week decided to test whether wet string could work in place of twisted-pair copper for an ADSL connection. Read More

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NBN to trial tool for detecting in-home copper wiring faults

Pointing out that slow speeds and dropouts can be due to a number of factors, and not necessarily the wholesale network itself, NBN has announced trials of a diagnostic tool for remotely discovering in-home wiring faults.Read More


Wiring Faults

Lest we Forget

31 Oct 1917

The charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade
at Beersheba

British and Turkish lines prior to Allenby's attack on Gaza October 1917.

Learn More from the Australian War Memorial




After quietly infecting a million devices, Reaper botnet set to be worse than Mirai


A little over a month ago, a sizable botnet of infected Internet of Things devices began appearing

What happens next is anybody's guess Read More



Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: New features to try


The fourth feature update to Windows 10 is here now. It's packed with a wide assortment of new and refined features, including some new security options designed to block zero-day exploits and ransomware. But should you upgrade now? Read More

World War 1

Battle of Polygon Wood

26 September 1917

The battle of Polygon Wood was the I ANZAC component of a larger British and dominion operation staged as part of the third battle of Ypres

The battle cost 5,770 Australian casualties

Lest we Forget



Australian National University invention brings sci-fi holograms a step closer

ANU HologramPhysicists at the university have created complex holographic images in infrared.Read More


Want to beat bigger bills? Check out these switching tips

Energy Made Easy

Australian Government website provides information and advice to help you save on your electricity bills. Read More


airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

airbag recall

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags. There have been injuries and deaths from faulty Takata airbags.
If car owners have concerns, they should contact their local dealership or the manufacturer of the vehicle.
A full listing of the current recalls is available here.


Facebook Reaches a New Milestone — Two Billion Users!

2 billion facebook users

Facebook's new milestone makes its user base larger than the population of any single country. In fact, its users represent more than a quarter of the world's 7.5 billion people. Read More

E.U. announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s antitrust chief announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, saying that the powerful web-search leader illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping site and warning that other parts of Google’s business were in the crosshairs. Read More

“What Google has done is illegal under E.U. antitrust rules. It has denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate. And most importantly, it has denied European consumers the benefits of competition.”


Remote access scams

Remote access scams try to convince you that you have a computer or internet problem and that you need to buy new software to fix the problem.

Have you been scammed?

If you have given remote access to your computer, or you fear that your computer has been hacked, seek help or advice from a qualified and reputable computer technician.

Scamwatch WebsiteScamwatch

report scams to the ACCC via the report a scam page

They also provide guidance on protecting yourself from scams and where to get help.



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Apple iCloud hack threat gets worse: Here's what we've learned

The hacker group is threatening to reset the passwords on those iCloud accounts and remotely wipe customer devices if Apple doesn't pay a ransom by April 7.Read More


Appl Touch ID


Passwords: Workers say they will hand them over for next to nothing

One in seven employees would risk a data breach for a small amount of money.Read More

Google let scammers post a perfectly spoofed Amazon ad in its search results

Anyone who searched for "Amazon" were presented the rogue ad that aimed to trick users into falling for a Windows support scam.Read More


Majority of Australians ready for a driverless future: ADVI

Despite the lack of community interaction with autonomous vehicles, a majority of Australians feel positive about a driverless future.Read More


How to prevent your security camera from being hacked

Even the devices we rely on for security and privacy are susceptible to malicious attack. Use these tips to lower the odds of your security camera getting hacked.Read More


Secret tokens found hard-coded in hundreds of Android apps

In some cases, the hard-coded secrets could allow an attacker to steal or delete data. Read More

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