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Cyber name recognition keeps BlackBerry in the game

Image: ZDNet/Aimee Chanthadavong Blackberry was once a household name in the smartphone space, but that dissipated when the company’s handset sales were eclipsed by more dominant players, such as Nokia and Apple. Since then, the company has been undergoing what Blackberry Australia, New Zealand, and India managing director David Nicol ...

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Ransomware hits Louisiana state government systems

A ransomware infection today took down IT systems and websites managed by the Louisiana state government, Governor John Bel Edwards revealed in a series of tweets. “Today, we activated the state’s cybersecurity team in response to an attempted ransomware attack that is affecting some state servers. The Office of Technology ...

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Parliament House hack report reveals poor password practices

Image: Asha Barbaschow/ZDNet Interesting facts are starting to emerge concerning the hack of the Australian Parliament network and political party networks revealed in February 2019. Amusing facts, even. It took eight days to remove the bad guys from the parliamentary network, according to evidence given to the Senate Finance and ...

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Clampdown on US border device searches not such a big deal

Image: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images This week’s US federal court decision that travellers’ phones and laptops cannot be searched arbitrarily isn’t necessarily as big a win for privacy advocates as it might first appear. Conditions apply. The case, heard in the the District Court in Boston, Massachusetts by Justice Denise ...

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