This week, we dissect the cadaver of #censusfail, watch blockers unblock blocker blockers and find out why you key might not be enough to lock your car. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 15/8/2016
I would not trust today’s ABS with a pocket calculator let alone my own personal data given the way their biggest project to date has gone.
Continue reading The ABS #censusfail: Gazing into chaos.
There is no evidence at this time that the IT systems came under significant attack using resources available to me and I am still yet to see industry analysis supporting any claims of DDoS or other cyberattack. Continue reading #Census2016 What the hell?
On a week that saw the first public website launch 25 years ago, we learn about IBM’s Doc Watson, an old security flaw in Windows and a flaw in Samsung Pay. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 8/8/2016
I review the Telstra Signature Premium, NBN rollout cracks 1 million subscribers, Nick Xeonophon takes aim at first person shooters. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 1/8/2016
Telstra takes a shot at the mid-range smartphone market with the Signature Premium. Is it a hit or miss? Continue reading Review : Telstra Signature Premium
Nintendo Mini, Federal Regulators : Industry cannot wait for perfect automation, Windows 10 free upgrade ends in 6 days. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 25/7/2016
Pokemon Go security questions addressed, new password sniffing tool puts reused passwords at risk, is electronic voting possible? Continue reading Tech News Roundup 18/7/2016
There has been opposition to it but I think there is an answer sitting right in front of us that addresses most concerns. Continue reading Electronic Voting in Australia?
Let’s address the elephant in the room. Facebook getting into the Telco game? Want to see the code that took man to the moon? Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 11/7/2016
Bankwest outage, Tesla Autopilot Fatality, Microsoft pays business US$10000 for Windows 10. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 4/7/2016
People often ask me what VPN service I use and I have been a happy user of ProXPN for some years.
With recent events surrounding people getting warnings on the breaching of copyright laws the question of which VPN crops up.
I enjoy using ProXPN so much I have secured a discount code to get you 50% off the regular subscription price because I believe that anyone using the internet from a public wifi hotspot, while abroad or if they are concerned about security they should be using a VPN service.
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When you think about it a reasonable price to protect your identity online and secure your computer when accessing sites via public Wifi hotspots.
To find out more about what VPN technology is and how ProXPN works, take a look at the video below.
A word on the free VPN services out there.
“If you are not paying for the product then you are the product.” We understand that this is the case when using social networks but when it comes to using a service that is supposed to be about privacy and security we should be nervous.
Free VPN services often snoop on what you do or share your connection with other subscribers to a free service.
Nobody does this for free without a reason. They have to make money to justify the service one way or another. If you are paying for the service there is an understanding of where the money is coming from to run the service and how the provider is making money. It is very clear who the customer is.
If you have any further questions about online security for when you are at home, work or abroad I am happy to answer them. Just get in touch via the contact page.
I have just received confirmation that Game of Thrones pirates are actively being hunted through illegal downloading and streaming services. Continue reading Game of Thrones pirates, you are being hunted.
The self-driving conundrum, Ocean Reef to get HFC NBN and Google has an easier way to do 2FA. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 27/6/2016
It’s World Wifi Day, Smartphones don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, VividWireless customers could be left disconnected after 25th July. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 20/6/2016
This week on Tech Tonight : Bad websites, self driving cars and streaming radio better. Continue reading Podcast : Tech Tonight 14/5/2016
By 2017, you can buy a DIY kit to make any modern car autonomous, Perth web service solves a big small business problem, hackers are using this nasty trick to get access to your accounts.
Mysterious TeamViewer hack, Wireless headphones tip the end of audio jacks, Tesla owner tackles traffic in his sleep and more outages. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 6/6/2016
The great Telstra outage aftermath : What happened and where to from here? Aussie pirates might be off the hook for now. Microsoft is really pushing Windows 10 with underhanded trick, how to stop it cold. Continue reading Weekly News Roundup 30/5/2016