Stories by Rohan Pearce

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Customs may have illegally accessed telco data

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has been unable to confirm whether the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (Customs – now integrated into the Australian Border Force) met its legal obligations when exercising powers given to it under telecommunications interception and access legislation.

Telcos call for quick action on ACMA reform

The government should move quickly to implement the recommendations of the review into the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), telco industry body Communications Alliance said today.

Key passport system goes down

Australian airports are experiencing delays due to an outage of the system that provides Advance Passenger Processing (APP).

BYOD grows within NSW government

The New South Wales public sector is becoming increasingly mobile, with the state’s latest ICT Metrics Report revealing that an increasing proportion of the state’s public servants rely on tablets or laptops.

Telco complaints continue to climb

New figures released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Communications Alliance confirm that telco complaints are continuing to climb.

Adylkuzz malware campaign could eclipse WannaCrypt

A new malware campaign exploits the same ‘EternalBlue’ SMB vulnerability revealed in a dump of hacking tools linked to the US National Security Agency and employed by the high-profile WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware.

Australian blockchain delegation heads to US

A group representing businesses and research organisations is heading to New York to spruik the local work on developing technology inspired by and based on Bitcoin’s blockchain and similar distributed ledger technology.

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