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  • Independent review of ATO outage begins

    The Australian Taxation Office has appointed PwC to conduct an independent review into the dramatic system outage that took down key ATO services for several days in December.

  • Apple quashes bugs in iOS, macOS and Safari

    Apple on Monday updated macOS Sierra to 10.12.3, patching 11 security vulnerabilities in the desktop OS and released iOS 10.2.1, an update to fix 18 security flaws in the mobile OS.

  • ASD to brief political parties on hacking threat

    In the wake of allegations that Russia sponsored the hacking of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to influence the US election, the government will seek to brief Australian political parties on strengthening their information security.

  • DNS: The ‘Achilles’ Heel’ of the Internet

    Arbor Networks has released its twelfth annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), singling out the Domain Name System (DNS) as one of the Internet services most targeted by DDoS attacks and saying it remains the Achilles Heel of global Internet infrastructure.

  • China goes after unauthorised VPN access from local ISPs

    China is patching a hole in its online censorship apparatus. The country’s regulators are going after unauthorised internet connections, including tools known as VPNs (virtual private networks) that can bypass China’s efforts to control the web.

  • Your phone: Smarter in 2017, says Deloitte

    Deloitte, in its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions, is tipping smartphones to get on-board machine learning capability in 2017. Other predictions include a sharp increase in the size and frequency of DDoS attacks and rapid growth in IT-as-a-service.

  • GreenSync eyes global opportunities

    A recently closed $11.5 million funding round will help Australian company GreenSync take its software platform to the world, says the company’s founder Phil Blythe.

  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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