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Laptop ban quietly shut down

Paul Brislen. 19 July 2017, 7:58 am

The US government is quietly ending its ban on laptops in the cabins of airlines flying from the Middle East, ending a four-month period of uncertainty for business fliers.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 July 2017, 12:47 pm

In which the iPhone turns ten and we look back at the revolution it was... the Internet of Things is coming, ready or not (or is it)... and we go sailing with the America's Cup (not really but we would)

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Encryption debate needs to happen now, say signatories

Paul Brislen. 03 July 2017, 6:47 am

Organisations and individuals from the countries that make up the Five Eyes spying network - Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States - have written an open letter defending strong encryption.

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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 …

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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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