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ACCC pauses NBN inquires until coronavirus pandemic stabilises

Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it would pause its NBN entry-level access pricing and wholesale service standards inquiries to allow the industry to deal with the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the planet. At the same time, the consumer watchdog also released a position ...

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Zoom safely: How to password-protect your meetings

No one wants a naked man barging into a virtual classroom video conference, but that’s what happened in Norway-based class using the WhereBy service. Here, in the US, the enormously popular Zoom video-conferencing service meetings are getting attacked so often there’s even a phrase for it: Zoombombing.  Indeed, it’s gotten ...

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RDP and VPN use skyrocketed since coronavirus onset

Image: Shodan The use of remote access technologies like RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and VPN (Virtual Private Network) has skyrocketed 41% and 33%, respectively, since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The move comes as a large number of companies have asked staff to work from home, which usually ...

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