Australia

Telstra to introduce anti-malware technology

Australian internet provider Telstra has announced its plans to introduce an anti-malware technology that would protect consumers' computers from cyber criminals.

The `malware protection technology' will be introduced to Telstra's BigPond network from October this year. It will spoil cyber criminals any efforts to hack into consumers' computers and use them as launch pads for cyber attacks.

The company said the technology was designed to protect customers' computers from malware/malicious software known as botnets.

Researchers create first interior 3D map of Leaning Tower of Pisa

A team of Australian researchers has created an interior 3D map of Italy's famous Leaning Tower of Pisa using a handheld Zebedee scanner.

The researchers from Australia's national science agency CSIRO made a record by creating a detailed 3D map of the 14th-century structure, which is known for its complex architecture.

Australian regulator prescribes tight price cap on rail fee for Fortescue to follow

The Western Australia Economic Regulation Authority has allowed Fortescue Metals Group to charge just around half the price it was targeting from Hong Kong-based Brockman Mining for using its iron ore rail line.

Fortescue Metals Group's Pilbara Infrastructure is the only iron ore rail line in the western part of the country that rival miners can use in exchange for an annual fee.

In May this year, Fortescue proposed to charge Brockman Mining between A$73 million and A$576 million for allowing its to use the rail line.

Australians’ concern about security reaches highest level in 5 years: Unisys

Australians' concern about security, particularly about data security breaches at banks and credit card companies, has reached at its highest level in five years, according to global IT services firm Unisys.

As per the Unisys Security Index, based on a survey of nearly 1200 Australians, privacy is now the biggest security issue or concern for more than 60 per cent of people in the country.

South Australia’s first Apple Store to open at 10a.m. on Saturday

South Australia's first Apple Store is all set to open to the public from 10am on Saturday in Adelaide.

The $2.5 million Rundle Mall store will be the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant's first official store in South Australia and 20th in Australia.

Interested shoppers can start use the upcoming store's official website to book appointments with staff at its "Genius Bar" to get tech support and repairs.

A few of the first lucky shoppers through the Rundle Mall store's doors on Saturday will get an honoring T-shirt.

Australia’s central bank sells its stake in scandal-hit note firm Securency

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on Tuesday confirmed the sale of its stake scandal-hit note printing firm Securency.

RBA announced that it offloaded its 50 per cent stake in Securency and that an independent governance review cleared it of "inappropriate" insight. The bank released the review into the governance of the printing firm and NPA by independent consultancy Cameron Ralph to show that it was cleared of serious oversight issues.

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