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ACMA to auction more spectrum for 4G, possible 5G services

The Australian Communications and Media Authority will hold an auction later this year to sell spectrum for mobile broadband, LTE and potential 5G technologies.

NordVPN’s cyber security predictions for the rest of 2017

What to expect and how to prepare for NordVPN’s cyber security predictions for the rest of the year, and advice on staying safe online.

New Tap2App launches in Australia turning smartphones into payment terminals without card reader

Tap2App lets merchants use NFC-enabled smartphones as credit and debit card readers without plug-ins or wireless hardware, as seen with competing devices, and it is being available first in Australia and NZ.

VIDEO interview: Armourcell stops NFC smartphone data theft, complements Armourcard

Armourcell uses NFC energy to deliver NFC jamming technology to protect data, complementing Armourcard, the first and only battery-powered RFID jamming card that creates a force field of protection for credit card, debit cards and passports.

Apple chief defends pulling VPN apps from China store

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has defended the company's move to pull VPN apps from the App Store in China, saying that in this case the law was on the side of China's government.

New method to attack Active Directory detailed

Australian information security company Threat Intelligence has revealed details of a new attack technique whereby a Microsoft Windows Active Directory domain controller can be transformed into a command-and-control centre for an internal botnet.

Cost of cyber attack on Australian SMB put at $1.9m: survey

The cost of a cyber attack on an Australian small- or medium-sized business would come to something like $1.9 million, a survey of 200 IT decision makers at these businesses by security vendor Webroot has found.

Ex-employees prominent in data breaches, survey claims

Twenty per cent of US organisations surveyed by access management company OneLogin say they experienced data breaches by ex-employees.

TechnologyOne dares Brisbane Council to release report into failed project

Brisbane City Council has been asked to provide details of an independent report on the IT project with TechnologyOne that it cancelled last Friday.

Mitel to acquire ShoreTel for US$530m

Business communications systems and service provider Mitel and rival ShoreTel have reached a deal whereby the former will acquire the latter for US$530 million.

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