Aimee Chanthadavong writes for ZD Net: Australian IT service provider Interactive has expressed serious concerns that tech manufacturers are using tactics such as “digital locks” to control or limit access to firmware updates, which may ultimately harm consumers’ ability to easily repair their own electronic devices.
Asha Barbaschow writes for ZD Net: The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has issued a warning to investors keen to buy into the crypto scene, particularly around the security of the private keys used to access digital funds. In a submission [PDF] to the committee considering Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre, the ASX said it would be worth considering whether investors understood the risks and benefits of owning digital assets through a custodian or an exchange operating as a custodian
Fauna, an open source database whose founders came from Twitter, is adding an important capability for enterprises seeking to operate global databases; a new “region groups” feature that enables enterprises to keep data within a specific region or country. It provides a feature for specifying the cluster or region where specific data should reside.
IBM Research on Wednesday unveiled CodeFlare, a new framework for integrating and scaling big data andworkflows in a hybrid cloud environment.
Following the latest series of ransomware attacks, the White House has said the US will take action against the gangs involved, if the Russian government doesn’t.
The SideCopy advanced persistent threat (APT) group has expanded its activities, and now, new Trojans are being used in campaigns across India.
Law enforcement has arrested an individual suspected of being a prolific cybercriminal responsible for phishing, carding, and bank fraud.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an investigation into the improper use of private emails and communication channels by government officials.