Turk Telekom says internet access restored after cyber attack – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Turk Telekom has restored internet access after a cyber attack caused connectivity problems, the company said on Monday, adding that it was working to limit any ongoing impact of the issue on users. Turkey’s largest telecoms group said earlier on Monday it had been hit by a cyber attack that Continue Reading

Alphabet CEO Pichai backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology – Strategy – Cloud – Security – Software- Tempemail

The chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet on Monday backed an EU proposal to temporarily ban facial-recognition technology because of the possibility that it could be used for nefarious purposes. “I think it is important that governments and regulations tackle it sooner rather than later and gives a framework Continue Reading

Citrix speeds up patches for exploited Netscaler vulnerability – Security – Software- Tempemail

Digital workspace provider Citrix now expects to deliver patches for the serious remote code execution vulnerability in its Netscaler Application Delivery Controller product by January 25 Australian time. The company has already released patches for Citrix ADC and Gateway versions 11.1 and 12.0.  To install the security fixes, version 11.1 Continue Reading

Former ACSC chief MacGibbon blasts calls to legitimise screen scrapers – Finance – Security – Software- Tempemail

Australia’s high profile former cybersecurity tsar Alastair MacGibbon has waded into the increasingly heated debate over the use of screen scrapers by fintech firms, warning any weakening of security controls under open banking will create an instant target list for hackers. In a blunt assessment of the adverse consequences lowering Continue Reading

ESA researchers built a plant that can extract oxygen from the moon

The final frontier: European scientist are hoping they can send an oxygen plant to the moon for a sustainable long-term mission. The facility would convert moon dust into breathable oxygen for the settlers. The mission is still quite far out, but the team hopes to have a viable demonstration of Continue Reading

First-ever iTnews Benchmark Awards resilience finalists named – Projects- Tempemail

Two state government agencies and one of the country’s leading universities are in the running to win the inaugural iTnews prize for best cyber security project in this year’s Benchmark Awards. After announcing finalists in the education, health, mass-market, sustainability and local government categories over the last week, we are Continue Reading

Actioning insights from trusted data – Digital & Disruption – Software- Tempemail

Australia has famously enjoyed almost 30 years without an economic recession, and Vivek Pradhan thinks that presents a unique data challenge for the nation’s banks. Pradhan is a Partner at KPMG who specialises in helping organisations to unlock new value from large-scale data platforms, and building digital solutions. His work Continue Reading

NSW compo watchdog upgrades fraud sniffer to advanced analytics – Software- Tempemail

NSW’s insurance watchdog is planning to roll out advanced analytics software to crackdown on fraudulent claims made under the workers compensation and compulsory third party (CTP) schemes. The State Insurance Regulatory Authority, which is part of the Department of Customer Service, has revealed plans to introduce the software later this Continue Reading