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Norton notes 'You won' malware scam crosses from PC to Android

With Android seen as the Windows of the mobile world, it's no surprise to see Windows-type malware being redesigned for Android devices.

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.

Facebook reveals the six trends to watch from Messenger for 2018

Facebook's Head of Messenger, David Marcus has listed some predictions on "what’s to come for messaging after a momentous 2017, including hitting 1.3 billion people using Messenger monthly and 13 million just in Australia."

Skills shortage impedes agritech progress using IoT: Inmarsat

Companies in the agritech sector are moving towards the introduction of Internet of Things systems to run their business, but a new report says there’s an urgent need for upskilling employees to cope with IoT.

Domino’s links with Amazon Echo on new ordering system

The Domino’s Pizza chain of pizza stores has launched a new customer ordering system using Amazon Echo’s Alexa cloud-based voice service.

Amazon Music Unlimited coming to ANZ Feb 1

Amazon announced today its Amazon Music Unlimited service will be available in Australia and New Zealand from February 1st, offering more than 45 million songs.

NAB's new amazing banking skill: 'Alexa, ask NAB if I’ve been paid'

If you're a NAB customer, you can nab yourself the Alexa word and "perform tasks such as requesting their account balance or getting details on their latest deposits."

Greens critical of govt response to NBN panel report

The Coalition Government's response to the NBN Joint Standing Committee report shows how "clueless and careless" it is about the need for a proper broadband network which can be used for business, study, work and everyday tasks, the Australian Greens claim.

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.

Amazon's Alexa and Echo devices coming to Australia

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, plus Amazon's range of Echo devices - including an all-new Echo, are finally hitting Australian shores.

Industry folk unfazed by wild swings in cryptocurrency value

The dramatic swing in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may have many people and governments worried, but companies that are part of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry are unperturbed, with one describing it as "just another day in the markets".

Apple to repatriate overseas cash stash, invest heavily in US

Apple will pay taxes of about US$38 billion in order to repatriate the US$246 billion in cash it holds overseas, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

Bitcoin value falls below the US$10,000 mark

The value of bitcoin has fallen below US$10,000, with the cryptocurrency losing more than half its value since it broke the US$20,000 mark in mid-December.

Mobile network operators urged to prepare for post-NBN world

Mobile network operators should take a leadership role in the inevitable transformation of their industry as mobile and fixed networks slowly move towards bridging the divide between them, a leading telecommunications analyst says.

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.

Monash Uni, Indra partner on campus sustainable electricity project

Monash University has selected global IT consulting company Indra as a partner in a project to establish a sustainable electricity Microgrid at its Clayton campus in Melbourne.

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.

Ericsson's 5G Radio Dot delivers 'big boost to indoor coverage', coming 2019

Promising "enhanced mobile broadband" so operators can meet rising demand for superior indoor coverage, the 5G Radio Dot is a natural evolution of the Ericsson Radio Dot System that will also support a range of industrial applications.

Start-up funding continues on strong growth path: KPMG

A total of 17 deals with a combined investment of US$121.55 million closed in Australian start-ups in the fourth quarter of 2017, a significant increase on start-up funding in 2016, KPMG claims.

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