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Stocks Flat while Cryptocurrencies Rise on Independence Day

Posted on July 4th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2430 Closed DAX 12473 -0.02% WTI Crude Oil 47.23 -0.32% GOLD 1224.00 0.45% Bitcoin 2619 2.13% EUR/USD 1.1349 -0.13% Today’s very quiet trading day has been dominated by a North Korean test missile launch that underlines the growing tensions between the new president,...

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Cybersecurity

Australia Not Prepared For Cyber Warfare, Report Warns

Posted on January 19th, 2016.

Australia stands unprepared for a cyber war, according to the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS), ABC News reported. The organization warned that Australian government and civilian sectors are far behind the U.S. and China, which have taken significant measures to prepare for cyber war. The report called for a “rapid catch-up”...

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Cybersecurity

Australian Government Advises Citizens to Switch off Two-Factor Authentication

Posted on December 23rd, 2015.

It’s a move that beggars belief. The Australian Government, via Twitter, is advising citizens to turn off their 2FA or two-factor authentication setting when they’re out of mobile range, a normal occurrence when travelling abroad. In a bizarre series of tweets, the Australian Government has advised citizens to disable two-factor...

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Breaches

Australian Government Targeted in a Cyberattack; China Blamed

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

A major cyber-attack has been reported by a prominent Australian news outlet that reveals Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology may have been compromised in a substantial attack. The blame game is firmly laid on China’s doorstep. Multiple government sources and officials have reportedly confirmed a recent cyber-attack targeting Australia’s...

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Technology

Australia To Trial World’s First Cloud-Based Passports

Posted on October 30th, 2015.

Australia has moved to introduce passport-less travel in a disruptive move that could cause bureaucracies throughout the world to reconsider business as usual. Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop predicts her country’s move will go global. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs reportedly held a hackathon –...

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Robotics

Australian Miner Found Employing Driverless Trucks

Posted on October 29th, 2015.

In an all-time first, Australian mining giant Rio Tinto is using two fully automated driverless truck fleets at its massive iron ore mines. It has to be said that the trucks themselves are massive as well, besides operating without a driver! While Europe decides to regulate driverless trucks on roads with Mercedes-Benz providing a...

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Breaches

Hacked: Clothing Retailer Patagonia Australia; Customer Details Compromised

Posted on October 27th, 2015.

The hits keep on coming. A number of Australian retailers have been hacked in the recent past, and the latest breach-made-public involves outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia, with the potential compromise of 12,500 customers’ personal and financial data. California-based clothing retailer Patagonia has revealed that it was the target of...

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Business

Vodafone Admits Employee Hacked Journalist’s Phone

Posted on September 14th, 2015.

A Vodafone employee hacked an Australian reporter’s phone after the reporter wrote a story exposing a security risk in 2011, according to The Australian. The London-based telecommunications company acknowledged Saturday that an employee had accessed “call charge records and text messages” of Fairfax Media journalist Natalie O’Brien in...

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Drone News

Video: Have a Look at the World’s First Radio-Tracking Drone

Posted on August 26th, 2015.

To keep tabs on radio-tagged wildlife, researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Sydney have devised the world’s first radio-tracking drone (video below). The new development marks a significant leap in science-based animal tracking by using drones to fly over the Australian bush canopy to accurately...