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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

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