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Backdoor on Facebook Server Found


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, 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 – – 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.

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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:

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.

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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.

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What Was Behind Telstra’s Network Outages?


In a bid to reclaim customer trust, executives have opened up about what caused the 3 outages that Telstra users had to deal with over a period of 2 months.

The largest Telco in the country, offered their customers 2 free days of data to make up for the 3 outages that happened since the start of this year.

Customers took advantage of the latest free data day overloading the network to download 2686TB in the 24 hour period – this was a 46 per cent increase compared to the free data day in February.

The company execs said the company was doing everything it could to ensure these outages are a thing of the past, one of which was caused by “human error”.

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New Service NSW app for residents and drivers in New South Wales...

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A simple new app has been launched for NSW residents and drivers.

The app helps drivers who have received a speeding fine.

The app allows you to click “my fines”  and see any outstanding fines listed against your name and driver’s licence.

You can also view the actual photos taken by the Speed Camera in question and view your demerit points as well as other relevant information.