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Snapchat, Skype among apps not protecting users’ privacy

Only 3 of 11 tech firms examined provide end-to-end encryption by default on all their messaging apps.

Video doorbell 'to reduce crime in NZ'

New Zealanders are about to experience a new level of safety and a sense of community with the launch of the latest technology in home security - the Ring Video Doorbell.

Sony Mobile announces NZ availability and pricing of Xperia XZ

Sony Mobile has today announced the New Zealand availability and pricing of the new Xperia XZ. The latest addition to the Xperia X series family, Xperia XZ will be available from the 18th of October.

Surge of email attacks using malicious WSF attachments

Symantec has seen a major increase in the number of email-based attacks using malicious Windows Script File (WSF) attachments over the past three months. Ransomware groups in particular have been employing this new tactic.

Connect Smart Week - Jargon Buster

A one-stop guide to cyber jargon is now available on the Connect Smart website.

Why throwing tech at a project doesn't 'future-proof' it

The smartphone (tech) era allows us to capture every good (and bad) hair day down to the finest detail and the selfie has become as routine as brushing one’s teeth, yet - retro-styled mechanical cameras that go ‘click’ and spit out faded photos are making a gigantic comeback.

Kiwis hooked by online phishing expedition

A KPMG test on the cyber security of New Zealand businesses as part of Connect Smart Week has revealed one in ten Kiwis could fall for a phishing attack.

Cricket researcher makes game-changing app

UC Sports Science lecturer Dr Carl Petersen has released an app, XEQT-Pro, which allows bowlers to track where they bowl and how accurate they are. The bowlers receive immediate feedback on their percentage executed as well as bowling figures, plus more detailed information.

Connect Smart Week: Protecting your personal information online

As Connect Smart Week 2016 kicks off, Mastercard notes that it is an important time for New Zealanders to think about their online security, particularly when banking and shopping online.

Connect Smart Week - Do you know your phish from your malware?

Kiwis can test how cyber smart they are and learn a few tips through a new online quiz on the Connect Smart website.

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