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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 various iOS devices. Apple has already deployed a patch and users are encouraged to make haste with upgrading it.

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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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Google watching election with interest

Paul Brislen. 09 November 2016, 11:44 am

Since everyone else has a US election story up, here's ours. Google is monitoring search terms in the US election to see what everyone's talking about and publishing the results in real time.

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 28 October 2016, 4:34 pm

This week we're sad to note the passing of one of computing's great kiwi pioneers earlier this month. In other news, the NZ Open Source Awards were again a great success this week, and Newsline Editor…

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