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Chris Duckett


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Chris:

Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme provider breached and treating its database as compromised

CTARS breached in mid-May and some of the most sensitive data imaginable is now up on the dark web. → Read More

Australia's got no upload: New Zealand picks up broadband Bledisloe crown

The Australian National Broadband Network is held back by artificial restraints and shocking upload speeds. → Read More

Optus to charge phone customers for Sport and bump price to AU$25 a month

The days of Optus customers having Sport bundled in are ending from August. → Read More

Chromebooks will judge your USB-C cable and tell you to get a better one

Not all cables can carry the higher levels of data throughput -- and Chromebooks will tell users if the cable is not up to spec. → Read More

Broadcom makes a $61 billion play for VMware

Proposal would see Broadcom software group rebranded and shifted across to VMware. → Read More

Telstra systems hit with audit after 67,000 customers left waiting for AU$11m in compensation

Telco reported the error to the regulator and made completed delayed payments to customers. → Read More

Zoom patches XMPP vulnerability chain that could lead to remote code execution

Google Project Zero researcher finds holes in the different ways XML was parses on the Zoom client and server. → Read More

This era of big tech exceptionalism has got to end: Australian eSafety Commissioner

If the failures of this version of the internet are not learned, what will happen in a world of full sensory haptic suits, hyper-realistic experiences and teledildonics, asks Julie Inman Grant. → Read More

NBN could end up as a 100Mbps network and the ACCC thinks it might be too quick

Excess pricing will push retailers and thus users towards an access-only 100Mbps plan, which will hollow out the lower end of the market, the ACCC has said. → Read More

Misinformation needs tackling and it would help if politicians stopped muddying the water

Politicians lie, everyone knows it, but when the concept in question is how democracy works, it's a serious matter. → Read More

Canada to ban Huawei and ZTE and tell telcos to rip out 5G and 4G equipment

While taking longer to ban Huawei and ZTE than some of the Five Eyes, Canada has also gone further by requiring telcos to rip out LTE equipment from the vendors by the start of 2028. → Read More

Aussie Broadband rising in NBN share as majors dip down

Telstra, Optus, and TPG all saw market share drops of 0.3 percentage points, while Aussie Broadband accounted for over half of the 1 percentage point rise in small players. → Read More

WA Health: No breaches of unencrypted COVID data means well managed and secure system

Western Australia's unified COVID system had no encryption in production or adequate monitoring of its logs, the WA Office of the Auditor-General has found. → Read More

Google backtracks to allow free use of custom domain on G Suite legacy for personal use

If you've already shifted off Google, users are allowed to reverse their decision, if they can bring themselves to do so. → Read More

Nasty Zyxel remote execution bug is being exploited

Shadowserver says it can see over 20,000 Zyxel firewalls vulnerable to unauthenticated remote code execution via CVE-2022-30525. → Read More

Australian Taxation Office issues capital gains warning for crypto and NFT sellers

Headed to the moon in the midst of a crash? The tax man would like to take his share. → Read More

Beware of state actors stepping up attacks on managed service providers: Cyber agencies

Cyber agencies advise users to check contracts to ensure providers have sufficient security controls in place. → Read More

Nvidia finally releases open source GPU kernel modules for Linux

Desktop users should keep the champagne on ice, but data centre GPU users will have full functionality out of the gate. → Read More

Telstra to make wholesale 5G available to MVNOs in July

Users on Telstra's smallest plan without 5G connectivity would do well to look at alternatives in coming months. → Read More

Five Eyes pin Russia for pre-Ukraine invasion attack on Viasat

Western intelligence blames Russia for taking down Viasat, as well as deploying malware and defacing Ukrainian websites. → Read More