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Facial biometrics to go mainstream for security in 2018: Ping

Authentication with facial recognition will take off this year, according to identity defined security company Ping, which has says that advances in biometrics, the mass exposure of personally identifiable information from numerous data breaches, and a blockchain craze will take hold in 2018.

Unpatched Oracle servers hit by cryptocurrency miners

Unpatched Internet-facing Oracle WebLogic servers running on both Windows and Linux have been infected with cryptocurrency-mining malware, causing a degradation in performance, the security company Secureworks claims.

Vocus replaces Huawei for Solomon Islands cable project

The Vocus Group has entered into a deal with Australia to undertake a scoping study on design, construction and procurement of an undersea cable system between the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Australia, displacing Huawei which was the original company signed to undertake the job.

CorpCloud underpins expansion with NEXTDC data centre presence

Perth-based cloud and telecommunications services provider CorpCloud has established points-of-presence in data centre operator NEXTDC’s Perth and Melbourne data centres to support what it says is rapid business growth.

New data breach reporting rules will help prevent cyber crime, say IT experts

A majority of Australian IT decision-makers believe reporting of data breaches to regulators will help prevent cyber crime.

New Android spyware can steal data in many ways

Android spyware that has a wide range of functionality has been found by the security firm Kaspersky Lab, which likens it to the wares of Italian company Hacking Team that suffered a major data breach in 2015.

Trend Micro helps to put UK cyber crook behind bars

Security firm Trend Micro has helped the UK National Crime Authority to put a man behind bars on three charges of computer offences.

Google to build undersea cables to boost cloud business

Google plans to build three new undersea cables to speed up its connections with new regions as it looks to better its cloud computing business and compete with rivals Amazon and Microsoft.

US politicians push AT&T to cut Huawei ties: report

American politicians are bringing pressure to bear on telecommunications giant AT&T to cut commercial ties with Chinese telco Huawei Technologies and to oppose a bid by telecommunications operator China Mobile to enter the US market due to alleged national security concerns.

Lawyers hit by cyber criminals, says Darktrace

Western Australian law firm Jackson McDonald has selected AI technology from Singapore-based security firm Darktrace to defend its critical data, including confidential case work, litigation strategies and sensitive client information.

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