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Pornhub users hijacked by malvertising campaign malware infections

Pornhub users hijacked by malvertising campaign malware infections

Kovter Group malvertising campaign put millions at risk of ad fraud malware infections. Fake browser updates hoodwink users into installing malware.
By Rene Millman Oct 10 2017, 10:56AM
Happy 20th birthday PC & Tech Authority magazine!

Happy 20th birthday PC & Tech Authority magazine!

With our double-decade anniversary comes a fresh new look for the magazine and site!
By Ben Mansill Oct 9 2017, 12:09PM
Are algorithms making us W.E.I.R.D.?

Are algorithms making us W.E.I.R.D.?

Western, educated, industrialised, rich and democratic (WEIRD) norms are distorting the cultural perspective of new technologies
By Staff Writer Oct 9 2017, 10:14AM
NBNwatch: It's all hopelessly politicised

NBNwatch: It's all hopelessly politicised

The joint standing committee’s report reveals the core of the NBN's problems.
By James Pinnell Oct 6 2017, 10:52AM
Russians hacked smartphones of 4,000 NATO troops

Russians hacked smartphones of 4,000 NATO troops

NATO troops' smartphones are under attack by Russian hackers bent on obtaining information on and exploiting soldiers as well as getting a handle on NATO military capabilities.
By Teri Robinson Oct 6 2017, 10:39AM
NBNco announces new Sky Muster plans for remote residents

NBNco announces new Sky Muster plans for remote residents

More capacity, better value.
By David Hollingworth Oct 5 2017, 12:32PM
Yahoo says all 3 billion user accounts were hit by 2013 hack

Yahoo says all 3 billion user accounts were hit by 2013 hack

The news will likely see further class action lawsuits brought against Verizon
By Staff Writer Oct 5 2017, 10:34AM
Microsoft sees 300% increase in cyber attacks in the last year

Microsoft sees 300% increase in cyber attacks in the last year

Microsoft's VP of enterprise mobility talks to us about cyber attacks, AI and Teams.
By Staff Writer Oct 5 2017, 10:27AM
Explainer: What is the semantic web?

Explainer: What is the semantic web?

Another idea from the inventor of the web, but what does it mean for the rest of us?
By Rene Millman Oct 4 2017, 12:48PM
Race a bigger factor in tech's glass ceiling than gender

Race a bigger factor in tech's glass ceiling than gender

But it's especially hard to get promoted in Silicon Valley if you're a minority woman, report notes.
By Staff Writer Oct 4 2017, 10:15AM
Google and Apple see dramatic rise in requests for user data

Google and Apple see dramatic rise in requests for user data

The US government asked for the majority of account data between January and June 2017.
By Staff Writer Oct 4 2017, 10:15AM
Evidence of Russian Twitter accounts subverting US election criticised

Evidence of Russian Twitter accounts subverting US election criticised

Twitter's revelation that it had identified about 200 accounts that may have broken its terms of service and were possibly linked to nefarious activity geared toward influencing the 2016 US election criticised in Senate.
By Doug Olenick Oct 3 2017, 1:04PM
Google to scrap contentious paywall policy

Google to scrap contentious paywall policy

Changes at Google could spell the end for free articles on paywalled news sites.
By Thomas McMullan Oct 3 2017, 12:31PM
Lost the remote? Use your cat

Lost the remote? Use your cat

British researchers unveil gesture recognition system that works with any object
By Staff Writer Oct 3 2017, 10:24AM
Friday Linky Links: Wookie Blues

Friday Linky Links: Wookie Blues

First looks, second seasons and yet another Thor trailer in your weekly wrap-up of pop-culture news.
By Ewa Grygier Sep 29 2017, 3:00PM
How Perfect Blue predicted our 2017 tech problems in 1997

How Perfect Blue predicted our 2017 tech problems in 1997

Satoshi Kon's 20-year-old masterpiece is still pertinent today.
By Staff Writer Sep 29 2017, 9:41AM
Upgrade Australia 6 - In pictures!

Upgrade Australia 6 - In pictures!

All the action from a great a night of tech, PC hardware, prizes, and of course, our mighty BEAST PC giveaway!
By Staff Writers Sep 27 2017, 1:17PM
Devastating phishing attacks dominate 2017

Devastating phishing attacks dominate 2017

Kaspersky Labs products blocked 51 million phishing attempts; mobile ransomware attacks are up 250% percent; and Ironscales' own research estimates 95 percent of successful attacks start with phishing.
By Eyal Benishti, Sep 27 2017, 12:50PM
From apps to robots and VR: How technology is helping treat autism

From apps to robots and VR: How technology is helping treat autism

Millions of people are affected by autism worldwide, but now technology is doing its bit to deliver a better quality of life for all.
By Grace Shallow Sep 27 2017, 12:36PM
Back to the Future: NBN’s big Corporate Plan furphies

Back to the Future: NBN’s big Corporate Plan furphies

"... lies, damned lies, and statistics."
By James Pinnell Sep 27 2017, 11:00AM