Google Home in Australia. Game of Thrones pirates on notice again while HBO and Foxtel fail to meet online demand. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 24/7/2017
I address a story that has surfaced about HBO going after illegal downloaders of Game of Thrones and refer to cases where you might be in the clear. Continue reading HBO is cracking down on pirates.
NBNco’s troubles continue, Malcom Turnbull wants to find a way around encryption, Bitcoin and Ethereum have a rough ride over the weekend. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 17/7/2017
What is going on with Medicare? Beds are burning thanks to cellphones. Jaden K Smith is not a hacker. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 10/7/2017
These Earbuds are really smart. Australian cyberwarriors set to take the fight to cybercrims. What was the last cyberattack about? Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup : 3/7/2017
NBNco continues to disappoint. US democratic party leaks details of 198 million people. We really have to calm down about tech. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 26/6/2017
Free Wifi, Evil NBN contractors, Robots and jobs, Adelaide Crows are gaming nerds. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 19/6/2017
A new games console announced, a facebook post could result in the death penalty and Apple employees are selling customer data. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 12/6/2017
Windows Defender security hole discovered. What happened to British Airways? Is it time to hang up on the old telephone? Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 5/6/2017
Google Home is coming to Australia, British Airways outage due to power supply, Scam emails keep targeting Australian businesses. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 29/5/2017
I have got a few reports on some scam emails appearing in business inboxes this Monday morning and I have received the same in my own email.
Here’s how to spot it. Continue reading Scam email aimed at Australian businesses.
In a follow up with my appearance on Nine News Perth today, here are some links that will hopefully give parents some tools to start that conversation with their children about the dangers that can come with social media. Continue reading Cybersafety Resources for Parents
Thanks to the guys at 6PR, you can now catch my shows that you might have missed by going to their website and listening to the audio or better still you can catch the video I caught while in the studio.
I am working on better ways to do video but that might have to wait until the internet feed out of the studio improves.
Here is the latest from 15/5/2017
Find it and others at: http://www.6pr.com.au/tag/ben-aylett-perth-tonight/
The latest Malware will make you Wannacry, Keylogger discovered in laptops and if you hack your employer, you will have a bad time. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 15/5/2017
Microsoft not giving up on phones, BASICally a very important computer language turned 53, secret space plane lands in Florida. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 8/5/2017
Facebook and Google fall to phishing scam, AFP admits to breaching new metadata laws, BOSE is selling out on its own customers privacy. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 1/5/2017
This post from : http://benaylett.com/2017/04/27/brickerbot-how-to-stop-it-with-one-setting/
The BrickerBot is a malicious worm that seeks out and destroys routers, cameras and other internet connected devices.
By overwriting all configuration and settings data before rebooting the device the device is bricked or rendered useless in what has been dubbed a PDoS (Permanent Denial of Service) and the hacker behind the worm known as The Janitor.
“The good news is that remembering a simple step in the setup process, you can make sure that your smart or connected devices do not fall into BrickerBot’s crosshairs and it is as simple as changing the default password on that device.”
The Janitor developed the BrickerBot to actually make the internet safer by disabling any device accessible on the internet with an open Telnet service and default admin credentials effectively wiping out the hardware exploited by the Mirai botnet, a powerful IoT network of compromised smart devices that were responsible for bringing down large parts of the internet on October 21, 2016 (Wikipedia Entry here).
The Janitor has self-identified the BrickerBot project as a form of “Internet Chemotherapy”. A harsh treatment designed to address a systemic problem set to grow beyond the original Mirai Botnet attack and hopefully make consumers and manufacturers more aware of what it takes to become a part of a safer internet.
The original story from TechCrunch.com can be found here.
Ransomware has Aussies in the crosshairs, Italian court rules that cell phones cause cancer, Australian Govt to force telcos to block malware. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 24/4/2017
US Privacy bill sparks shady VPN operators into action, ACCC puts ISPs on notice then goes on to warn about dodgy internet popups. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 10/4/2017