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Apple users see serious ransomware attack

Paul Brislen. 08 July 2020, 8:39 am

Fake apps carrying an unwanted payload are the latest attack vector for cyber-criminals, but this time the target is Apple users. As Apple becomes more mainstream, is this the new playground for cyber security?

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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is the "unnamed state actor" allegedly behind the attacks, and will New Zealand follow suit?

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Brislen on Tech: What's the big deal with privacy?

Paul Brislen. 26 June 2020, 11:52 am

Privacy is one of those issues that means different things to different people. We value it and give it away freely without a second thought all at the same time.

Our data is important to us and incredibly valuable to those companies we engage with, so what's the deal with privacy?

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Review could spur health IT shake up

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2020, 10:58 am

A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …

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Why are cybersecurity investments failing?

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2020, 10:44 am

Look to the "leaders" when it comes to cybersecurity, says Accenture, as Aussie companies report they are fighting a losing battle on the cybersecurity front.

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UK says no to Huawei after all

Paul Brislen. 25 May 2020, 2:01 pm

The UK government has decided that actually it can't have Huawei equipment in its 5G networks after all, and will require telcos remove all components by 2023.

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Dear Diary: contact tracing goes digital

Paul Brislen. 20 May 2020, 9:51 am

The government's contact tracing app has hit the market and promises to be just what the Prime Minister called it - a digital diary.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 May 2020, 2:39 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen

The government has announced an end to the 5G auction - now bring on the 5G itself. This year's budget is bigger than any ever r…

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Huawei’s smartphone fortunes battered

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2020, 10:18 pm

Smartphone sales plunged sharply in the first quarter and Chinese phone maker Huawei faces as uncertain future as the US trade ban crimps its international business.

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Contact tracing - coming to a phone near you this week?

Paul Brislen. 12 May 2020, 8:05 am

With New Zealand's contact tracing app due to hit the phones any day now, the use of apps around the world varies from extreme to extreme with privacy concerns foremost on the bug fix list.

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Microsoft's local cloud play - what it means for NZ

Peter Griffin. 07 May 2020, 9:56 am

Microsoft's move to build a data centre here is big news for the tech sector, but will force local cloud players to innovate and adapt to having a big player on their doorstep.

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