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
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
April 6, 2017
As the current United States Administration repeals US broadband privacy rules, US residents are taking a closer look at VPN services with the aim of taking control of their own privacy but dodgy operators are cashing in on the fear. Continue reading Scammers cash in on bogus VPN services
26th International World Wide Web Conference comes to Perth, Apple iCloud hack looms large, some of the better April Fools pranks in Tech. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 3/4/2017
Internet down? Could be the sun, google maps update allows location sharing, “unpatchable” flaw turns antivirus software against you. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 27/3/2017
The online technology jargon-buster, fully-loaded kodi under fire, Ask-ing for trouble with a toolbar. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 20/3/2017
Optus strong arms subscribers into rushed NBN decision, Elon Musk offers solution to SA’s power woes, “Fully Loaded” Kodi boxes could be illegal. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Update 13/3/2017
So much news! Google routers get reset, Nokia 3310 is coming back, Apple lets you fix your screen, Disney goes big on wireless charging, Huawei launches a phone. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 27/2/2017
It is not going to work and I think the entertainment giant is going after the symptom instead of the cause. Continue reading Village Roadshow vs Aussie Piracy
Google looking to employ Aussie hackers, 3D printed vertebrae helps Indian woman walk again, Robots should pay your taxes : Bill Gates.