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How The Internet of Things will Transform Domestic Life...

Here’s an interesting video which makes some predictions about how the intelligent home and the internet of things will transform our domestic lives in the future, taking into consideration how drastically our lives have already been impacted within the last few years alone.

But the question remains, what’s next? That’s what this video aims to answer.

 

Why You Need to Uninstall Quicktime a.s.a.p

computerQuicktime video player has been identified as having critical security flaws, so if you have this video player on your Windows PC you should uninstall it immediately.

You probably installed Quicktime from Apple while setting up iTunes but Apple is no longer updating the product and flaws have been identified which means you should remove it from your PC as soon as possible.

The flaws were found by researchers at Trend Micro.

While Apple would ordinarily push an update, the company is getting rid of Quicktime for Windows so there won’t be any more security updates. The only way to safeguard your device is by uninstalling it.

Find out more http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/04/you-should-uninstall-quicktime-from-your-windows-machine-immediately/

Race for The Biggest Database in History

103044136-googamaz.530x298According to CNBC, the race is on between Google and Amazon to have the biggest database in history.

A long 4 years after its proposed creation and  years after the Flash Crash of May 2016, the long-delayed Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) may actually come to life.

The article on CNBC went on to explain. Find out more at http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/26/its-google-vs-amazon-to-create-the-biggest-data-base-in-history.html

Federal Government’s Cyber Security Strategy

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The federal government recently announced plans to invest $230 million in its national cyber security strategy over the next four years.

The announcement was made at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney recently.

The prime minister announced the creation of a new ministerial role assisting the prime minister on cyber security.

A new Cyber Ambassador will also be appointed by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to be a liaison between government and business and to work towards a “secure, open and free internet”.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/govt-to-spend-230m-on-cyber-security-strategy-418409#ixzz46sVPqPTs

 

Backdoor on Facebook Server Found

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A security researcher has found vulnerabilities and a backdoor on a server operated by Facebook. Hundreds of staff passwords were captured by an unknown hacker.

A researcher from a Taiwanese security vendor Devco.re, Orange Tsai scanned the social media giant’s IP address space and found a domain name that he found interesting.

He then discovered the system the domain name –  tfbnw.net – ran on a range of servers including a vulnerable version of the Accellion Secure File Transfer application.

Facebook has since patched the server in question.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/researcher-finds-backdoor-on-facebook-server-418513#ixzz46m52NMHP

How Airbus Fights Cyber Attacks

airbusThe Airbus Group gets about 12 major systems attacks every year and the company recently spoke about how it fights off these attackers.

The civil aircraft manufacturer’s chief information security officer said ransomware and state-sponsored hackers accounted for the majority of the threats.

State sponsored attackers are apparently the worse, according to Stephane Lenco. They will go to any lengths to break in and if they are successful, they will go after everything, Lenco said.

While the company gets thousands of attacks every day, they get 10 to 12 really serious ones each year. Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/how-airbus-defends-against-12-big-cyber-attacks-each-year-418131#ixzz46AjqVCcn

Australia Post Trials Drones for Mail Delivery

0_0_480_1_70_-News-australia post droneOnline shoppers could be getting their parcels a lot quicker if a trial drone testing for delivery by Australia Post is a success.

Australia Post is now testing how it can deliver small parcels to its online shopping customers by remotely piloted aircraft.

Australia Post launched closed-field trials of drones recently to develop a method of sending out small parcels safely and securely. This method would result in faster delivery, especially to residences.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/australia-post-trials-parcel-delivery-by-drone-418239#ixzz46AhnJ4KL

Architects and Builders Turning to Robots

robotArchitects and builders are turning to robotic technology to realise more complex building designs.

An example is Bond University on the Gold Coast which is studying the use of sensors to guide machines around the similar types of cluttered environments that you would associate with construction sites.

As architects and designers’ quest for innovation  grows, it has resulted in some of the world’s leading architecture firms beginning to integrate prototyping tools, including robots, into their design process.

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au/news/why-architects-and-builders-are-turning-to-robots-418171#ixzz46AbNOdCm