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Australia’s new privacy laws and what they mean for your email marketing

Do you shudder at the thought of having to read over a neverending commonwealth act and endless legal babble? Do you feel like you need a law degree just to make any sense of it all? If so, you’re not alone, most people cringe at the thought. Australia’s recently amended Privacy Act is one that I have done plenty of sweating over in the last few months.

Banking Trojan Lurks Inside Innocent Fax Messages, Bitdefender Warns

Threat uses server-side polymorphism technique to bypass antivirus software.

A massive spam wave is installing banking Trojan Dyreza on tens of thousands of computers to steal sensitive financial data from unsuspecting customers, Bitdefender malware analysts warn.

The malicious spam messages carry links to HTML files. The files link to URLs directing to highly obfuscated Javascript code that automatically downloads a zip archive from a remote location.

NBN Co faces satellite launch delay

NBN Co is facing a three-month launch delay for its satellites due to Arianespace's inability to find an appropriate launch partner for the first satellite.

As reported by The Australian on Monday, NBN Co's satellite director Matt Dawson has informed staff in a note that Arianespace advised that no suitable co-passenger had been found for the launch of the first satellite later this year.

SCAM Watch

January 2015: SCAMwatch is warning Australian businesses to beware of an invoice email scam seeking payment re-direction.

The scam involves scammers pretending to be legitimate suppliers advising changes to payment arrangements. It may not be detected until the business is alerted by complaints from suppliers that payments were not received.

Problems remain in iOS 8.0.2, new bugs added

iOS 8 update problems continue to plague users and alleged security flaw appears.

iPhone users who upgraded to iOS 8.0.2 are still suffering from a swathe of problems, with existing bugs such as broken Touch ID remaining and new bugs in the software.

iOS 8 was rolled out on 17 September, but users quickly complained they could no longer use Wi-Fi and their batteries were being drained.

iOS 8.0.1 killed the Touch ID and cell service on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus?

Here's how to fix it!


Apple has just released iOS 8.0.1, a bug fix update for iOS 8. Unfortunately, it's left some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with Touch ID and cellular connection issues. Reboots don't seem to fix it. It's possible Apple can fix and re-issue the update quickly, or a workaround will be found shortly, but if you've already updated, and you're affected, here's what you need to do:

Shell Shock: Bash bug labelled largest ever to hit the internet.

Not much we mere consumers can do here.

A new security vulnerability found in everything from iPhones and laptops to light bulbs and web cameras has been dubbed by security experts as worse than Heartbleed, the bug found earlier this year that affected almost every device.

Dubbed "Shell Shock", the new bug enables hackers to exploit a vulnerability in "Bash", the Unix shell used by millions of web servers, computers, phones and internet-connected devices such as light bulbs, thermostats and industrial control systems

10 ways to detect a fake facebook account

Seem to be getting a few of these lately.

1. Look for photos in the profile.If there is only one photo of the individual in the whole profile it makes it quite clear that the account is fake.

2. Look for status updates,wall posts and comments.If the user hasn’t updated a status for quite a long time and hasn’t been involved in any wall posting or commenting of other statuses,it means that the profile is likely to be fake.