Stories by Michael Crawford

Telstra launches Next G network

Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo switched on Telstra's 3GSM network this morning, and to celebrate made video calls to Tasmania, Queensland, WA and northern NSW.

Aussie firm finds Skype flaw

Australian security firm Security-Assessment.com has discovered a flaw with the install of the Windows-based Skype client.

NSW Health standardizes on Microsoft

NSW Health has announced a three-year deal to standardize all desktops, servers and core infrastructure within local and state health outlets on Microsoft gear.

Australian researchers confirm RFID DoS attacks

Researchers at Edith Cowan University have proven Generation One Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags can be breached to cause a denial-of-service attack on the tags, using cheap store-bought radio transmitters.

Kama Sutra infection rates over inflated

Original infection estimates for the Nyxem virus - also nicknamed the Kama Sutra worm- are grossly inflated, according to Sophos Labs. A more realistic infection figure is 260,000 instead of the original estimate of two million infections.

E-commerce start-up signs for Unisys BPO

Start-up online debit payment firm Centricom has signed a four-year outsourcing deal for contact centre, helpdesk, hosting, product testing and transaction processing from Unisys.

Charges laid over tendering hacks

Two men have been charged in relation to the alleged hacking of one of Australia's most prominent economics consultancies, Access Economics.

ISPs called on to bar 'nasties'

Internet service providers could lift their game when it comes to clamping down on malicious code such as worms, viruses and of course spam, according to McAfee chief security officer Ted Barlow.

Chaos to rule Internet in 2010

Chaos will rule the Internet in 2010 as spam, viruses and fraudulent e-mails continue to cause havoc, according to Professor Trevor Barr, user environments program manager at Swinburne University of Technology.

Linked CCTV cameras an expensive pipedream

Local security experts and IT vendors dismissed a proposal for a massive, digital video surveillance anti-terrorist system as an expensive pipedream and gargantuan data integration nightmare.

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