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  • More than half a million routers and other network devices in 54 countries have been infected with malware dubbed VPNFilter by an unknown adversary, with hosts in Ukraine being a particular target, researchers say. Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group said this was likely to be a...

  • The Federal Court has found that Telstra's use of the word "unlimited" in some ads for its mobile service is misleading, in a complaint brought by rival telco Optus. Justice Jacqueline Gleeson said that the ads, published on Telstra's website, social media and billboards, gave the impression...

  • Global revenues from Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging will exceed $9 billion by 2022, up from an estimated $126 million in 2018. The massive increase in revenues of RCS – the communication protocol between mobile-telephone carriers and between phone and carrier - is predicted by...

  • 5G: What's fixed got to do with it? That's the name of the Broadband Forum's May 24 and June 11 webinar which explores the latest developments in ongoing work to the 5G revolution. The 28 billion devices expected to be connected to 5G "will never achieve full functionality through wireless...

  • US-based ICT services company Tech Data has launched its StreamOne Cloud Marketplace in Australia following a successful launch in India last month. StreamOne Cloud Marketplace is a provisioning, billing and end-user lifecycle management digital platform which enables partners to scale, launch...

  • Scammers fleeced an average of nearly $6500 from Indigenous Australians in 2017, a 14% increase on 2016, with total losses to scams around $1.7 million – with the most losses incurred by Indigenous victims of dating and romance scams. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer...

  • Almost half (48%) of Australian businesses would rather recruit new talent than train existing employees, despite 70% recognising it is becoming more difficult to hire workers with the specific skills needed, according to a newly published report. The Skills and Australian Business Report 2018...

  • The FBI has grossly exaggerated, on more than one occasion, the number of digital devices it cannot access due to encryption, claiming a figure of 7800 when the actual figure was between 1000 and 2000. A report in the Washington Post said that over seven months, the FBI director Christopher Wray...

  • Satellite services company Iridium has successfully launched its sixth Iridium NEXT satellite, with 55 new satellites now in orbit as it prepares for commercial services of its new Certus broadband services. The latest satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The...

  • Google is aiding people in bypassing anonymity orders issued by courts in the UK by allowing them to uncover the identity of rape victims who are allowed to remain anonymous under the law, it has been claimed. The Times reported that both searches...

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