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Demise of a tech maverick - RIP John McAfee

Peter Griffin. 24 June 2021, 10:25 am

John McAfee's death in a Spanish prison cell ends a wild ride for the tech visionary who in the late 1980s controlled the antivirus software market.

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Has digital contact tracing actually worked?

Peter Griffin. 22 June 2021, 11:33 am

Studies are beginning to show the result of dedicated campaigns all over the world to get citizens using Covid-19 digital contract tracing apps.

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Ransomware now bigger than online espionage - UK cybersecurity boss

Peter Griffin. 15 June 2021, 9:41 am

European leaders are now more worried about ransomware attacks than online espionage, with NATO today signing a new cybersecurity pact to try and stem the flood of attacks.

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Fastly - website outages show the importance of bug testing

Peter Griffin. 10 June 2021, 10:03 am

A software bug that went undetected during testing caused major website outages when a customer changed a configuration setting. Fastly is now undertaking a "full post mortem".

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Apple unveils iOS 15, privacy updates and extends FaceTime to non-iPhone users…

Peter Griffin. 08 June 2021, 9:52 am

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference hosted virtually overnight in the US revealed more privacy improvements and a push to get non-iPhone users onto its FaceTime video calling service.

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Lessons from the RBNZ hack - update software and use it for its intended purpose

Peter Griffin. 01 June 2021, 10:14 am

 A report into the data breach at the Reserve Bank has revealed that the bank was using third-party file-sharing software as a data repository and collaboration tool, worsening the impact of the hack…

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Waikato DHB: Week two

Paul Brislen. 24 May 2021, 7:33 am

The Waikato DHB's ransomware attack is now stretching into its second week with no end in sight. What can we learn from this when building our new health system and what does it mean for other organis…

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Conti 'ransomware as a service' may be behind DHB attack

Paul Brislen. 19 May 2021, 9:52 am

Ransomware as a service is the latest threat on the cyber-security event horizon, as Waikato DHB appears to be finding out the hard way.

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Inspired by Clubhouse, Facebook is turning up the volume

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2021, 9:58 am

Facebook is embarking on a trial of live audio rooms and will release audio editing tools and a podcast platform as it joins its rivals in pursuing audio-only services.

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Supply chains and cyber-security: the new threat

Paul Brislen. 03 May 2021, 12:47 pm

The National Cyber Security Centre has released its latest advice on cyber-security matters, this time focused on supply chain issues. The weakest link could very well not be under your control.

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Has the Christchurch Call worked? - a B+ two years on and much work still to do…

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2021, 10:04 am

Almost two years since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and France's President Emmanuel Macron launched the Christchurch Call as a response to the mosque shootings of March 15, 2019, the participants hav…

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