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Word vulnerability exploited to send Dridex malware to millions

An unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word is being exploited to forward Dridex malware to millions of unsuspecting users. Researchers from security firm Proofpoint discovered the Dridex distribution campaign using documents emailed to millions of recipients, primarily in Australia. This represents the first malware distribution campaign exploiting the newly discovered Microsoft Word zero-day vulnerability. The vulnerability, first… Read More

Australian consumers seek legal remedy from Apple

An Australian consumer watchdog has started legal proceedings against Apple over claims that the company refused to service devices that had been repaired by a third party. Proceedings were brought against Apple Australia and U.S. parent company Apple Inc. on behalf of 275 different customers, who claim that Apple routinely refused to examine and/or service… Read More

Lenovo launches data centre partner programme in Australia and New Zealand

Lenovo has launched a data center partner program for companies in Australia and New Zealand. The program, which rewards partner companies based on data center revenue and staff certifications, is available to companies in both regions immediately. The company also announced the Lenovo Solution Alliance Partner Program, which is a part of the larger Data Center Group… Read More

Virgin boss warns industry of pending automation backlash

A senior director for Virgin Australia has warned business leaders that the current rush to automate labour with robots and artificial intelligence is likely to engender ‘pushback’ from an increasingly alienated and disregarded services sector workforce. Virgin Australia chairwoman Elizabeth Bryan, speaking at the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ governance summit in Melbourne, acknowledged that… Read More

Ericsson leads trial of ‘first content’ media delivery without tariff penalties

International telco Ericsson is launching a new collaboration with major Australian telco Telstra and the Fox Innovation Lab to deliver prime entertainment releases direct to consumer devices without the traditional bandwidth penalty of streaming high-rate data over capped mobile plans. According to the announcement, prefiguring further news at Mobile World Congress 2017, the latest entertainment… Read More

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