Vulnerabilities in unpatched versions Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX are being actively exploited, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned.
Stories by Rohan Pearce
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are among the backers of the ‘Christchurch Call’, which commits its signatories to taking steps to address the uploading and dissemination of “terrorist and violent extremist content”.
Australia’s CSIRO, the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are part of an international consortium that has completed a five-year effort to design supercomputing infrastructure that will help process the masses of data generated by the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.
The rollout of a cloud-based integration platform has helped HESTA move away from a point-to-point integration approach and cut manual handling of data, according to the super fund’s IT manager Michael Collins
Microsoft has used its Build developer conference to announce a new Azure Cognitive Services category: ‘Decision’. The category groups together Azure’s Content Moderator and Anomaly Detector services, as well as a new service called Personalizer, which is currently in preview.
Microsoft has unveiled Azure Blockchain Service, which the company’s head of corporate communications, Frank Shaw, said “simplifies the formation, management, and governance of consortium blockchain networks, allowing businesses to focus on workflow, logic, and app development.”
Facebook says that a major outage across its family of social networking services was the result of internal problems at the company rather than a BGP route leak at a network operator.
Microsoft has brought its services for game developers under a single umbrella, dubbed Microsoft Game Stack, and launched a range of new gaming-focused Azure services.
ASX- and NZX-listed clothing and camping equipment retailer Kathmandu has revealed that an “unidentified third party” may have had access to its online ecommerce website for over a month.
Software firm Citrix says that it believes “hackers may have accessed and downloaded business documents” during a major security breach.
Check Point has warned that medical devices used by major healthcare providers could have gaping security holes, with researchers at the security firm revealing they were able to easily hack an ultrasound machine and retrieve and alter records stored on it.
Huawei will challenge the constitutionality of a law being used to prevent it from providing 5G equipment to US telecommunications carriers through a ban on government use of its products and services.
Facebook founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg says the future of social networking isn’t in “open platforms” but in private and secure intimate communications. The CEO said that increasingly people want to be able to connect in the “digital equivalent” of their living room.
The technology to build scalable, enterprise-ready blockchain solutions is ready for prime time, but governance remains a challenge for many organisations, according to the head of IBM’s local blockchain practice.
Google has open sourced its software testing tool ClusterFuzz.