The 10 things AI will change by 2050. Hackers take aim at rural Australia. Social media posts cost couple US$1.3 million. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 7/8/2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
NBNCo backflips on FTTN? Nintendo throws the switch and some password managers have security flaws in Android. Continue reading Weekly Tech News Roundup 6/3/2017
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
Google looking to employ Aussie hackers, 3D printed vertebrae helps Indian woman walk again, Robots should pay your taxes : Bill Gates.