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How Dropbox, and Australian hackers, uncovered Zoom’s biggest flaws

“I don’t think a lot of these things were predictable,” said Alex Stamos, a former chief security officer at Facebook who recently signed on as a security adviser to Zoom. “It’s like everyone decided to drive their cars on water.” The former Dropbox engineers, however, say Zoom’s current woes can …

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The contenders to replace Todd Greenberg as NRL top dog

The Herald has been told several prominent Sydney club powerbrokers were pushing for the NRL to target Rabbitohs chief executive Blake Solly, who has been mentioned in recent weeks as a possible alternative to Greenberg. But Rabbitohs sources have indicated Solly, a former general manager of the English Super League, …

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Australia’s luckiest golf players? Ban comes down to the border

The golf ban has been a simmering point of tension in Victoria since the introduction of coronavirus restrictions. Other states allow a modified, socially-distant form of the sport. Victoria does not. The state’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton on Friday reiterated the ban: “My view on golf? You can’t play …

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Virus crisis means people on bail won’t need to visit police stations

“By temporarily suspending this reporting during these unprecedented times, we are removing 40,000 non-essential trips each month,” the police spokeswoman said. “This assists us in reducing the risks to staff and the community.” Chief health officer Brett Sutton’s directions, the spokeswoman said, were more restrictive than bail reporting. Police will …

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NSW man arrested in Thailand on child sex abuse charges

“Mr Petrie is wanted to face prosecution in New South Wales for [alleged] child sexual offending,” a spokeswoman from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department said in a statement. Mr Petrie is expected to be extradited to NSW, where the warrant for his arrest was issued. The Herald understands the allegations are …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 2.3 million, US death toll approaching 40,000, Australia’s death toll stands at 71

Thousands of hospital beds promised for coronavirus patients may never be used, as intensive care doctors become increasingly optimistic a predicted tsunami of gravely-ill Victorians has been averted. Initial modelling released on Monday painted a shocking worst-case scenario for the state, including the possibility that there would be 10,000 patients …

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Council officers told to dob in rule breakers as trails clog with joggers, cyclists

A Melbourne City Council spokeswoman said the officers were patrolling areas such as Princes Park, in the city’s inner-north, and The Tan running track, south-east of the CBD, as part of the council’s “education-first” approach to deter overcrowding. “City of Melbourne local laws officers and park rangers are patrolling local …

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Thousands of beds promised for coronavirus pandemic may never be used

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said 350 new intensive or critical-care beds had already been opened or were in-train, while the remaining would be acute beds upgraded with sophisticated medical equipment. “Whilst we have been working around the clock to prepare for increased demand we hope that if Victorians continue to …

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Hunter to step down as vice-captain

Gowers admits to drinking with Hunter later that night – comforting him after an argument with his fiance – while Smith was said to be simply visiting his girlfriend when he found Hunter talking to neighbours. Smith then drove Hunter to Gowers’ house in South Yarra, where police later contacted …

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