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Piracy investigators locked out of ISPs

IT managers can breathe a little easier in the knowledge that corporate data held or transmitted by hosted ISP services is to be off limits to private investigators under a Cybercrime Code of Practice developed by the Internet Industry Association (I...

Telstra billing system purge complaints soar

Telstra's $600 million fire sale of allegedly bad debt has again returned to haunt it. Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) have soared to another all-time high.

MIPI mischief comes a cropper in court

For a recording industry with a broken business model, last week's guilty plea by three men to music piracy was a pyrrhic victory that will cost the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) dearly.

Alston resigns as parting gift to Telstra’s 80 years

Upstaged and stood-up by the sudden resignation of Communications and IT Minister Richard Alston, Telstra’s top brass have bravely soldiered on in an effort to reveal a series of new products and celebrate 80 years of Telstra Research Laboratories in...

ACA gets $300k to fight spam

The Australian Communications Authority is to receive additional funding totalling $300,000 to enforce new anti-spam legislation that is before parliament.

ACA set to ban sat-nav jammers

The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) appears set to ban radio navigation satellite service (RNSS) jammers, including global positioning system (GPS) jammers after releasing a background paper on the subject last week.

Anti-US hackers deface Australian government site

An Australian government Web site has been revealed as another victim of Sunday night's Web defacement spree by hacker group The Ghost Boys, with the URLs acn.gov.au and cultureandrecreation.gov.au hijacked to show anti-US messages.

Ghostly defacers get political

LG Electronics' Australian Web site has become the latest victim of an apparently political hacking group known as the Ghost Boys. LG's site lge.com.au is carrying an anti-US slogan. The site was still defaced at 08:00hrs Australian EST and carries t...

Trojan attacks at home cause office headaches

In a refreshing dalliance with reality, IT security companies are warning of king-sized headaches for enterprises customers as home PCs are hijacked and turned into spam and porn servers. A rapid escalation in Trojan attacks aimed at 'mum, dad and th...

Commission rejects union appeal against e-mail blocks

A precedent has been set in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) allowing companies to block employee access to union e-mail. The ruling has widespread ramifications in the enterprise concerning how companies manage e-mail. It is al...

Alston flags convergence of airwave regulators

In a significant tactical move in the growing media consolidation debate, Communications minister Richard Alston has flagged the government's intention to merge communications regulatory bodies the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) and the Aust...

Palladium no threat to antivirus industry: Dozortsev

Microsoft's controversial Palladium security initiative's ability to kill off the antivirus industry by eliminating vulnerabilities lies within the same realm of probability as a collision between the earth and the moon.

Judge: Hacking legally unsuitable as weekend hobby

A Bankstown man who admitted to hacking into the systems of Australia's second largest telco Optus and Flow Communications has been convicted on an appeal by the DPP in the NSW District Court, fined $4000 and placed on a two year good behaviour bond.

Alston declares war on spam

After a shaky start, Communications and IT Minister Senator Richard Alston has publicly backed the National Office of the Information Economy's antispam drive by vowing that Australian spammers will be thoroughly prosecuted under his new antispam reg...

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