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US laptop ban on flights could extend to all flights…

Paul Brislen. 30 May 2017, 6:47 am

Long haul flights are already a tedious prospect for many travellers but soon they could be even worse if US plans to launch a full scale laptop ban to all flights are introduced.

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WannaCry Phase Two kicks off

Paul Brislen. 16 May 2017, 7:21 am

The next wave of attacks relating to the WannaCry ransomware attack are starting to roll in with reports of oh-so helpful phone calls to those at risk and a new variant that includes a work around to the kill switch solution released yesterday.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 April 2017, 4:39 pm

CERT bring coordination to the alphabet soup of cyber-security and safety organisations. Marsden Fund review leads to ... more reviewing. And why does our gentle editor hate Easter so?

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CERT launches in Wellington

Paul Brislen. 12 April 2017, 6:38 am

New Zealand's cyber-security just took a major step forward with the launch of the national Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).

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Broadcom vulnerability needs urgent patching

Paul Brislen. 06 April 2017, 8:29 am

Vendors are scrambling to deliver patches for a remote-code execution vulnerability in Broadcom's wifi stack.

The security flaw is particularly worrying for Apple which uses Broadcom kit in its var…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 March 2017, 5:16 pm

Research and Development trundles on... International connectivity gets jiggy with it and the US says it's OK for telcos and ISPs to sell your browser data to the highest marketing bidder (and yes, we…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 March 2017, 1:00 pm

Who knew security could be so complicated? And as for cloud-services, who knew they could get taken down? And as for tech, who knew social media companies would be valued at such a high rate?

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IoT - bearly secure?

Paul Brislen. 01 March 2017, 7:12 am

Soft toys that connect to the internet seem like a logical step for one toy maker, but with more than two million voice recordings exposed to the world through slack security practices, it may be more…

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Cloudbleed - first major privacy compromise of 2017

Paul Brislen. 27 February 2017, 7:32 am

The first big privacy compromise of the year appears to have arrived with popular website content distribution network provider Cloudflare apparently having been compromised.

"Cloudbleed" as the bu…

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Kiwicon report - security conference turns ten

Jason Danner. 22 November 2016, 6:30 am

Kiwicon is Christmas for the information security (infosec) community.

This year, a jolly Metlstorm (Adam Boileau) guided us through two days of infosec bliss including: unique security talks, phys…

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Trumped: What does it mean for the tech sector?

Paul Brislen. 10 November 2016, 10:06 am

Donald Trump's US presidential election win last night has shaken up many business sectors, and the tech sector is not immune to such consultations.

But what does The Don's win really mean for the …

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