Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking

A serious vulnerability in an embedded Web server used by many router models from different manufacturers allows remote attackers to take control of affected devices over the Internet.

By Lucian Constantin | 19 December, 2014 06:16

Tags: Huawei Technologies, Tp-link Technologies, Networking, ZTE, routers, Exploits / vulnerabilities, networking hardware, Check Point Software Technologies, intrusion, security, Access control and authentication, Allegro Software Development, Edimax Technology, ZyXEL Communications, D-Link

U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

The Obama administration's historic move to restore ties between the U.S. and Cuba may eventually put more Cubans online, but the future of the Internet there is likely to depend more on domestic policies than on imported goods and services.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 December, 2014 01:57

Tags: Telegeography, regulation, legal, internet, government, Dyn Research

A/NZ telcos to build $86.3 million trans-Tasman submarine cable

A 2300 kilometre undersea cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea will commence construction in early 2015.

By Adam Bender | 18 December, 2014 09:57

Tags: infrastructure, New Zealand, trans-Tasman, internet, international, undersea cable, Telstra, Spark NZ, submarine cable, capacity, alcatel-lucent, Australia, Vodafone

ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

A so-called spearphishing attack on ICANN has compromised the email credentials of several ICANN staff members and allowed the attacker access to user information, including email and postal addresses.

By Grant Gross | 18 December, 2014 04:41

Tags: ICANN, intrusion, security, data breach, internet

Telstra, Tesla sign M2M deal for Model S electric car

Telstra will provide mobile connectivity for the new Tesla Motors electric car, the Model S, the telco has revealed.

By Adam Bender | 17 December, 2014 14:00

Tags: Tesla, connected cars, electric cars, Internet of Things, M2M, IoT, Model S, Telstra

Data retention: It's really, really important (but we still can't give you any details)

As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 December, 2014 13:48

Tags: data rentention, civil liberties, privacy

Telco complaints fall to 7-year low

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has reported the lowest number of complaints about telcos in seven years.

By Adam Bender | 17 December, 2014 10:14

Tags: excess data charges, tio, telco complaints, national broadband network, bill shock, Telco, telecom, telcos, mobile, NBN, complaints

Qualcomm, Intel and Brocade join group pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

The NBASE-T Alliance -- a recently formed umbrella group of networking industry players dedicated to keeping standard Ethernet cabling relevant -- announced a dozen new members on Monday, including big names such as Intel, Qualcomm and Brocade.

By Jon Gold | 16 December, 2014 23:20

Tags: Ethernet, CME, Networking, IBM, qualcomm, LAN, Aruba networks, Cavium, intel, sony, LAN & WAN, Ruckus Wireless

Remote management delivers for West Gippsland school

Chairo Christian School in Victoria has implemented a remote management platform for PCs as it prepares for growth in the number of devices used by students and staff on its cross-campus network.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 December, 2014 14:43

Tags: remote management, Case studies, education, kaseya, Case Study

Internet tax moratorium extended in US gov't spending package

A one-year extension to a U.S moratorium on Internet access taxes was buried in a US$1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by the Senate on Saturday.

By Grant Gross | 16 December, 2014 07:39

Tags: U.S. Senate, National Cable and Telecommunications Association, e-commerce, free press, Progressive Policy Institute, Ron Wyden, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, internet, government, legislation, Matt Wood

T-Mobile mystery news slated for Tuesday morning

T-Mobile CEO John Legere will cozy up to Yahoo Tech's David Pogue during what the carrier is calling its Un-carrier 8.0 event on Tuesday -- a mystery webcast that promises to include some news and knowing Legere, probably some colorful language.

By Bob Brown | 16 December, 2014 07:27

Tags: lte, Yahoo, Networking, at&t, wireless, t-mobile

Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

By Jon Gold | 16 December, 2014 06:28

Tags: management, M&A, Dell, Traffic management, Networking, Riverbed Technology, wan optimization, LAN & WAN

12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT landscape.

By Brandon Butler | 16 December, 2014 05:58

Tags: applications, Networking, wireless, big data, PwC, software, data mining, VC funding, mobile apps, Uber

Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 December, 2014 09:55

Tags: Malcolm Turnbull, TPG, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), broadband, Telecommunications

Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

By Rohan Pearce | 14 December, 2014 16:02

Tags: nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), optus, Telstra

Government wants NBN Co ready for potential break-up

The government has no plans to disaggregate NBN Co but will direct the company rolling out the National Broadband Network to implement a number of measures that will give future governments the ability to more easily split the organisation into independent businesses.

By Rohan Pearce | 11 December, 2014 13:36

Tags: national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN)

VCs bet $33M you'll want to use Avi Networks' white box hardware for app delivery

Avi Networks, a network startup formed by ex-Cisco executives and backed by $33 million in venture capital, came out of stealth Wednesday with the announcement of a system designed to boost the performance of enterprise applications accessed via the cloud and mobile devices.

By Jon Gold | 11 December, 2014 09:09

Tags: management, Apple, Google, Networking, IBM, Network management, ADP, Facebook

Australia gets poor marks for connectivity satisfaction

Australians are the least satisfied mobile customers among nine developed and emerging countries surveyed in a Juniper Networks report.

By Adam Bender | 11 December, 2014 09:07

Tags: connectivity, Networking, Australia, customer satisfaction, rankings, mobile, broadband, juniper networks

Site blocking 'unlikely to be an effective' in piracy fight: Labor

Labor's communications spokesperson, Jason Clare, claims the anti-piracy measures announced yesterday by the government have "passed the buck back to industry".

By Rohan Pearce | 11 December, 2014 09:04

Tags: copyright, piracy

Microsoft takes slow, cautious path to protecting IE against POODLE

Microsoft yesterday added an optional anti-POODLE defense to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), and promised that additional protection would be switched on by default in two months.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 December, 2014 08:31

Tags: web browsers, Google, Microsoft, Networking

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