NBN Co details fibre/copper divide in new rollout plan

These are the places NBN Co promises – probably – to get something working by 2016

NBN Co has reconfirmed what’s been known ever since the 2013 election: fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) builds are more-or-less frozen, and all new builds will be under its multi-technology model.…

Did Nork hackers cripple Sony Pictures’ network? Probe underway – report

Massive attack stung film studio ahead of The Interview release

Sony Pictures has reportedly begun investigating possible hacking links to North Korea, following a savage attack on its network earlier this week.…

Trevor contemplates Consumer Netgear gear. BUT does it pass the cat hair test?

A real life furball survivor

Sysadmin blog Is consumer networking gear really crap? As technologists, we tend to have a chip on our shoulder about it because it can’t do all the things the latest, greatest enterprise stuff can do, but does that really matter? The capabilities of consumer gear have been steadily increasing, and perhaps some of our ire is unwarranted.…

‘America radicalised me!’ cries Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

Plus: ‘Let’s face it, most people click yes to Ts&Cs contracts without reading them’

QuoTW This week’s security scare came in the form of Regin, the highly advanced malware that’s said to be as sophisticated as Stuxnet and Duqu. Symantec researchers were the first to report the evil software, saying:…