• Kiwi SMBs not keen on cyber insurance

    Symantec subsidiary Norton says only six percent of New Zealand small businesses hold a cyber insurance policy, despite the fact that almost a fifth (18 percent) of the small businesses it surveyed had experienced a cyber attack.

    28 Oct. 16 15:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Personal data of 550,000 Red Cross blood donors was breached

    The Australian Red Cross said its blood donor service has found that registration information of 550,000 donors had been compromised, which the agency blamed on human error by a third-party contractor.

    28 Oct. 16 15:13 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Fitbits anything but, says Consumer NZ

    Consumer NZ’s survey of consumer electronic devices has found a quarter of Fitbit fitness trackers bought in the past three years needing repair or replacement.

    28 Oct. 16 15:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • To solve IoT security, look at the big picture, ARM says

    The recent DDoS attacks launched from IoT devices demonstrate that IoT spans all parts of IT. That was the message from ARM, the chip design company behind nearly every smartphone and a big chunk of IoT, at its annual TechCon event.

    28 Oct. 16 05:16 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • FCC tells ISPs to get customer permission before sharing sensitive info

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has passed rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties.

    28 Oct. 16 02:04 Written by Grant Gross
  • Qualcomm agrees to buy NXP for over US$37 billion

    Microprocessor maker Qualcomm is spending its way out of a stagnating mobile phone industry, offering to buy NXP Semiconductors, a company with a strong position in automotive chips, for over US$37 billion.

    28 Oct. 16 00:28 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Samsung's smartphone share hit by Note7 debacle, stiff competition

    Samsung Electronics continued on top of the smartphone market in the third quarter but was battered by the impact of the Note7 recall and increased competition in India, China and the U.S., according to Strategy Analytics.

    27 Oct. 16 16:39 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

    Oracle has taken its bid for up to US$9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit against Google over the use of Java code in the Android operating system.

    27 Oct. 16 14:24 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Cyberbullying Kiwis’ number one Internet worry

    InternetNZ has released the results of research commissioned by market research company UMR saying it found 72 percent of respondents to be aware of the risks around personal security on the Internet, and therefore reinforced InternetNZ’s focus on Internet security and privacy.

    27 Oct. 16 13:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New chair for NZTech

    Former Vietnamese refugee and founder of the Augen Software Group, Mitchell Pham has been appointed chair of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech).

    27 Oct. 16 13:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Samsung sales, profits dive on Note 7 recall

    Samsung's smartphone division struggled to breakeven between July and September as sales plunged due to the recall of its high-end Note 7.

    27 Oct. 16 11:12 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Dyn DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

    DNS Service provider Dyn said that Friday's massive internet disruption came from hackers using an estimated 100,000 devices, many of which have been infected with a notorious malware that can take over cameras and DVRs.

    27 Oct. 16 07:58 Written by Michael Kan
  • These are the 3 big reveals from Microsoft's Surface event

    Microsoft unleashed a ton of Windows and Surface news on the world from New York on Wednesday, revealing new Windows features and brand new hardware. Here’s the run-down on the biggest news from the company’s two-hour-long presentation.

    27 Oct. 16 05:52 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
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