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NextDC offers to buy remainder of APDC for $215m

Data centre operator NextDC has moved to protect the Asia Pacific Data Centre Group against any possible takeover, announcing an unconditional all-cash off-market offer to acquire all the group's securities for $1.87 apiece. With about 115 million shares outstanding, this means that it would pay about $215 million for the balance of APDC.

Microsoft refuses to fix 20-year-old SMB zero-day

A 20-year-old flaw in the server message block protocol used in Windows has been uncovered by two researchers who presented the details of their finding at last week's DEFCON security conference in Las Vegas.

Call for Adobe to open source Flash spec

Developers are calling on Adobe to open source Flash following the company's announcement on 26 July that it would be retiring the software by the end of 2020.

Ex-NSA insider suspected to be link to Shadow Brokers

The US government is trying to trace the identities behind the group called Shadow Brokers which dumped a number of NSA Windows exploits on the Web in April, some of which were used in the last two global ransomware attacks.

Kronos’ timely acquisition of ‘Digital Instinct’ and Virtual Roster a sure bet?

Kronos’ acquisition of human capital and workforce management solutions company for casinos and casino resorts, Digital Instinct and its Virtual Roster, seems actually solid.

US seeks documents on Kaspersky Lab from govt agencies

Pressure is continuing to mount on Kaspersky Lab in the US with a congressional panel asking 22 government agencies to share documents on the Moscow-based company, claiming its products could be used for “nefarious activities against the United States”.

LibreOffice releases last major version in 5.x series

The open-source office suite LibreOffice has released version 5.4, the last major release in its 5.x family, for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Seattle man held over DDoS attacks in Australia, US and Canada

A 37-year-old man from Seattle has been arrested in connection with distributed denial of service attacks on businesses in Australia, the US and Canada.

War of words as Brisbane Council cancels TechnologyOne deal

Enterprise software firm TechnologyOne says it will strongly defend itself against an ambit claim from Brisbane City Council for loss and damage in excess of $50 million, following the Council's decision to call off a 10-year contract to replace 13 outdated customer service systems.

OutSystems' low-code approach to app development gains fans

OutSystems' business in Australia has grown by 200% over the last four quarters. The company offers a low-code application development system for mobile and Web apps.

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