Stories by Hamish Barwick


Spam classifier uses game theory to predict attacks

Researchers from Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) have developed a spam classifier which uses a model based on repetitive game theory.

Ashes cricket scam targets Australians

Cricket fans in Australia are being warned not to reply to an email which claims they have won money in the 2013 Ashes series.

ING Direct Australia develops new mobile app following complaints

Complaints about its mobile banking app led ING Direct Australia to develop a new version which offered improved features with good security.

Website privacy policies need overhaul: experts

Regulation may be the only way to improve website privacy policies according to former Australian Privacy Commissioner, Malcolm Crompton.

Cyber security economics like a Ponzi scheme: Gartner

A Gartner security analyst is urging enterprises to ignore the hype around cyber security spending and look at areas of their business that need protection.

WA radio astronomy research receives $26m funding boost

The Western Australian government has announced $26 million in funding over the next five years for the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth.

Collaboration vital for data centre providers: IDC

Strategic partnerships between data centre providers will become more commonplace as companies look to expand services, according to the findings of a report from IDC Australia.

Perisher Resort stops spambot avalanche

After being subjected to an automated spambot email attack which lasted one week, IT staff at Perisher Resort decided to look for a new security solution.

Police warn of ATM skimmers in NSW

The New South Wales Police Force is warning people to be vigilant with their credit and debit cards after reports that a card skimming gang is targeting automatic teller machines (ATMs) in NSW.

CMC Markets Stockbroking takes space in ASX data centre

Financial services provider CMC Markets Stockbroking has signed a deal with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to move into its Sydney data centre, the Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC).

Website privacy policies too complex: Privacy Commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has raised concerns with lengthy and complex website privacy policies after releasing the results from a privacy sweep of Australia’s 50 most visited sites.

NAB's UBank to launch computer-verified account

National Australia Bank (NAB) staff are trialling a transaction account called UBank USaver Ultra which can be applied for and verified without human interaction.

Queensland Police Service introduces digital evidence system

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has rolled out a new storage system to house electronic evidence including child exploitation images and videos.

In pictures: Metronode unveils Silverwater data centre

Nextgen Group subsidiary, Metronode, officially opened its new data centre in Silverwater, West Sydney this month. The facility will be used by the NSW government as part of its Data Centre Reform Strategy.

Australian government releases data centre better practice guide

The Department of Finance and Deregulation’s ICT procurement branch has released a draft data centre structure better practice guide for comment.