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Internet of things cyber attacks grow more diverse - Symantec

It’s been more than two years since, in late 2016, the threat of cyber attacks that leveraged Internet of Things (IoT) devices moved from theoretical to actual.

Have your say: a better .nz Domain Name Commision

The first independent review of New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission has found the organisation has been effective in its oversight of the .nz domain name industry.

The Domain Name Commission is seeking feedback on that review from today.

Apps on Microsoft store displaying pornographic and gambling content - Symantec

On 14 March, Symantec found 81 deceptive potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), some of which display pornographic images and gambling content on the Microsoft Store.

While some have been removed, most of these apps are still available to download from the app store.

WhatsApp fixes privacy problem in group messaging - EFF

In a victory for users, WhatsApp has fixed a long-standing privacy problem in group messaging, where users could be added to a group without their permission.

Delacon launches interactive mobile numbers for seamless CX

Call analytics provider Delacon has launched interactive mobile numbers, offering businesses in New Zealand seamless communication with customers, increased lead conversion and improved marketing effectiveness.

AI Day 2019 panel sees end of social and the need to reboot journalism

The final panel of AI Day 2019 ended with calls for more regulation of social media giants and increased investment back into journalism.

Spark NZ launches the flagship CatR S61 rugged smartphone

Cat phones today announced the launch of its flagship device with Spark, the Cat S61, across all stores in New Zealand. It is the latest upgrade to the Cat S60 with enhanced FLIR thermal imaging capability, built-in laser assisted distance measuring, and an indoor air quality sensor.

NZTech leader to speak at international summit in the Netherlands

NZTech CEO Graeme Muller has been invited to speak at a major tech event in Europe later this year as interest grows in New Zealand’s transition to a leading digital economy.

Malware and malicious insiders accounted for one-third of cybercrime costs last year - report

The cost to global companies from malware and "malicious insider" related cyberattacks jumped 12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyberattack costs, according to new research published today by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.

Waikato technologist finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

A Waikato technologist who, with his business partner, established a Silicon Valley level company in the region, is a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.