Stories by Rohan Pearce

Apple to fork out $9 million for misleading Australian consumers

The Federal Court has found that Apple “engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, or conduct that was likely to mislead or deceive” in connection with so-called ‘Error 53’, which was encountered by iPhone and iPad owners after the devices had been repaired by a third-party service.

Intel, AMD confirm new Spectre variants

Chipmakers Intel and AMD have confirmed the existence of a new category of the Spectre vulnerability, which exploits the speculative execution features of modern CPUs.

Why IAG’s security team is learning to ‘speak developer’

IAG is “right in the thick” of attempting to move its traditional workloads from its data centres into the cloud — and that’s forcing its security team to “fundamentally rethink” and challenge past methods that the insurer has used to protect its data, according to Ian Cameron.

ANZ shifts 3000 people into Agile teams

ANZ group CEO Shayne Elliott says the bank has so far shifted more than 3000 employees in its Australian and technology divisions into teams that use Agile methodologies and aims to boost that figure to 13,000 by the end of the year.

Vocus scraps sale of NZ business

​Vocus Group has decided against selling its New Zealand business, announcing today that it has “ceased all discussions with interested parties in the sale process”.

Breach report confirms: People suck

Even in the wake of high-profile malware campaigns such as the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware waves, businesses are still failing to get the security basics right when it comes to employee awareness training and patching vulnerabilities.