Criminals target government with record cyber attacks

29 November

Australian government agencies have become growing target for cyber attacks worldwide, with a report revealing attempts to steal official information have soared by more than 60 per cent. The BlackBerry Global Threat Intelligence Report, released on...[Read More]

Consumers hitting delete after bad experience with apps

29 November

Australians’ bad experience with apps includes crashing devices, draining phone batteries and making it difficult to sign in – and more are hitting delete. An index released on Wednesday by tech firm Cisco shows the majority of Australians...[Read More]

Shopping for online bargains this Black Friday weekend? Make sure it’s the real deal

23 November

Consumers are being warned to watch out for scam websites impersonating high-profile Australian retailers when shopping online this Black Friday, Cyber Monday sale weekend (24-27 November 2023). The National Anti-Scam Centre has detected a...[Read More]

Creating a better business with cloud accounting

23 November

Does your company still use desktop software or spreadsheets for accounting tasks? If so, then it could be time to upgrade to a cloud-based accounting system. In comparison to on-premises solutions, cloud accounting for small businesses offers...[Read More]

Aussies stick with old passwords despite new hacks

22 November

One in three Australians have had their passwords stolen but almost as many are still using the same details across multiple accounts, according to research from Google Australia. The tech giant revealed findings from its study on Monday, which also...[Read More]

Online safety change on the cards to protect children

22 November

Internet platforms would have to consider the best interest of children when designing their services under new changes to online safety laws Under the changes to the basic online safety expectations, platforms would also have to crack down on...[Read More]

‘Inadequate’: MPs admit tech knowledge does not compute

15 November

Australian politicians have admitted they do not know enough about technology despite being increasingly asked to legislate on the emerging threats of the digital world. After contacting 24 MPs from the last parliament, the Australian Strategic...[Read More]

Hydrogen-powered ‘flying car’ to be used in emergencies

8 November

A ‘flying car’ designed to respond to emergencies in remote and regional Australia is one year closer to lift-off after receiving a $5.43 million funding boost from the federal government. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency announced its...[Read More]

Arthritis cure hope as ‘Gremlin’ therapy shows promise

1 November

Arthritis sufferers have longed for a cure for the debilitating disease and now a new treatment has Australian researchers confident of a breakthrough. Considered irreversible, osteoarthritis is caused by the degeneration of cartilage and other...[Read More]

Croc block – traditional medicine provides pain relief

1 November

John Watson, his son Anthony and some friends were fishing on their country in the Kimberley in 1986, hoping to catch a tasty meal, when a crocodile took objection – and John’s finger. They immediately treated the wound with bark and gum from...[Read More]

Caution urged as AI tools backed for use in schools

25 October

Generative artificial intelligence programs such as ChatGPT should be used in schools because students needed to be taught about the technology that would “redefine” jobs of the future, visiting experts have told an Australian forum. But they...[Read More]

It’s in the vault: Defence tech and cyber unit unveiled

18 October

A secure space designed to boost cybersecurity, data protection and defence technology has opened in a bid to attract skills and jobs to NSW. The University of Technology in Sydney has opened the UTS Vault, built to comply with specifications from...[Read More]

Atoms and spider venom win big at science awards

18 October

A former Australian of the Year whose discoveries are pushing the world into the quantum age, and a pest-averse spider venom collector have won the country’s most prestigious science awards. University of NSW professor Michelle Simmons was awarded...[Read More]

Digital wallets crackdown coming under new regulations

11 October

Digital wallets like Google Pay and Apple Pay would be regulated under draft laws released by the federal government. An attempt to modernise Australia’s payments system is expected to hit parliament this year so digital wallets would face the...[Read More]

Schools, universities should embrace, not fear AI tech

11 October

Future students will pay the price if Australia fails to embrace artificial intelligence in education, a parliamentary inquiry has been told. The country’s peak technology body told the hearing the transformative technology could be worth up to...[Read More]