ITP Sites:   ITP Site|TechBlog|TechHub in schools|NZ CloudCode|All Tech Events|Software Escrow NZ

ITP Techblog

Brought to you by IT Professionals NZ

Techblog: Security & Privacy Subscribe to RSS Feed

CERT warns of RealMe phishing attack

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2018, 9:15 am

The government's RealMe identification system is coming under a phishing attack, says cyber-security watchdog CERT NZ.

Read More

NotPetya a Russian state-sponsored attack, says GCSB

Paul Brislen. 19 February 2018, 7:13 am

Operation "Fly Below The Radar" seems to have been put aside at GCSB head quarters with the announcement that we too condemn Russian involvement in last year's NotPetya cyber attack.

Just so long as Donald can't point us out on a map, eh?

Read More

Australian e-voting damned in audit report

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2018, 7:58 am

Australian election officials are scrambling after the auditor general released a damning report suggesting the public was misled over the security of electronic voting in the 2016 general election.

Read More

Start your year with a massive security flaw

Paul Brislen. 08 January 2018, 7:33 am

While New Zealand holidayed in the sun (or torrential rain, depending) the IT world has suffered something of a quake with the discovery that almost all computers (using the widest possible definition…

Read More

CERT quarterly report - ransomware down but beware fake invoices

Paul Brislen. 11 December 2017, 8:36 am

The latest quarterly report from government cyber-safety agency CERT NZ shows over $1.1 million was lost to scammers in 390 reported incidences.

More than half of those reports came from individual…

Read More

Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 December 2017, 5:33 pm

In which Sky fires a broadside at the telco industry (and the consumer)... Apple drops the ball security wise... and New Zealand's retail arm: is it getting into the swing of things yet?

Read More

Got Root?

Paul Brislen. 30 November 2017, 6:46 am

Apple computer users are being urged to update their operating system after Apple discovered an easy to exploit security hole in macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

Read More

Be alert (your country needs lerts)

Paul Brislen. 27 November 2017, 7:29 am

Zombies beware - the Civil Defence Emergency Mobile Alert System has been tested and, a few niggles aside, will now give us all a head start should the worst happen.

Read More

First IoT, now mesh networks (and who remembers Indranet?)

Paul Brislen. 22 November 2017, 7:12 am

Mesh networking is rearing its head again, this time as part of the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The idea, that devices in a single location can communicate with each other rather than h…

Read More

US military spies on social media - is New Zealand involved?

Paul Brislen. 20 November 2017, 9:45 am

The US Pentagon is in damage control today following revelations that not only was the US Department of Defence collecting social media data from millions of users around the world but managed to expo…

Read More

No. Holes barred.

Paul Brislen. 02 November 2017, 8:22 am

PowerbyProxi is one of those companies that has been destined for greatness for a long time and somehow managed to avoid it. Now, Apple has bought it which is great news for the company and for wirele…

Read More

Other Recent Posts

Brislen on Tech

Don't panic: we're not all on KRACK

Brislen on Tech

Another reason to never read the comments

EU privacy law deadline looms

Brislen on Tech

Fallout from Equifax debacle continues apace

Fresh concerns about police access to private data

Laptop ban quietly shut down

Brislen on Tech

Encryption debate needs to happen now, say signato…

US laptop ban on flights could extend to all fligh…

WannaCry Phase Two kicks off

Brislen on Tech

CERT launches in Wellington

Read More

Web Development by The Logic Studio