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CBA's Lock and Limit gets 40k enrolments

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) has announced 40,000 enrolments for its Lock and Limit service that allows credit card users to lock and unlock certain transactions on their card.

NSW govt seeks input on ICT strategy

The New South Wales government has invited community input on the 2014-15 implementation update of its ICT strategy.

Dimension Data Australia to acquire Oakton for $171 million

Dimension Data Australia has entered an agreement with Oakton (ASX: OKN) to acquire 100 per cent of the company's shares for approximately $171 million.

Privacy Principles awareness high but companies seek guidance: IDC

Over 80 per cent of 150 companies surveyed by IDC Australia were aware of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) changes but 72 per cent of those said that they sought third party guidance on data management, according to a new whitepaper.

Deakin University cuts storage costs by 40 per cent

New storage arrays with support for in-line compression have helped Deakin University cut storage capital costs by 40 per cent.

Kollaras Group ditches spreadsheets for business intelligence

Reports were taking hours to create using Excel spreadsheets until Australian liquor, hospitality and property investment firm, Kollaras Group, decided to implement data analytics and business intelligence (BI) software in early 2014.

ASG signs contract with Australian Maritime Safety Authority

ASG Group (ASX: ASZ) has signed a five-year ICT services contract with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for an undisclosed sum.

Russian hack could see end of usernames and passwords: industry

The implications of a 1.2 billion username and password hack performed by a Russian group could spell the end of the standard username and password combination, say information security experts.

Qantas automated call scam still dialling people

An automated call scam that phones people up and claims that they have won a travel prize is still dialling people, five months after Qantas first alerted customers about it.

Virtualization helps I-MED Network reduce data centre footprint

A virtualization offering has helped medical diagnostics imaging firm I-MED Network reduce three data centres down to two in June this year, leading to cost and energy savings.

UPDATED: Phishing website impersonates auspost.com.au

Australia Post is warning customers to steer clear of a phishing website that has been designed to look like its homepage.

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Cash still king in Australia but not for much longer: report

ATM cash withdrawals in Australia declined slightly in 2014, down to $57.3 million in February this year, compared with $60 million in February 2013. This is because debit/credit card payments are continually growing, according to a new Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) report.

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5 years on, Windows Event Viewer scam still operating

A cold calling scam called Windows Event Viewer or `eventvwr’ is still targeting Australians, five years on from Computerworld Australia’s 2009 investigation.

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Aus Post warns customers not to open scam email

Australia Post has warned customers not to open a scam email that claims a courier could not deliver a parcel to their address.

3 Australian firms targeted in APT campaign: report

Three Australian firms in the IT, academic and logistics sectors have been targeted by an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that Kaspersky Lab researchers dubbed Crouching Yeti.