CommsWire - 12 March 2018

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Qld plagued by Internet, phone problems: report
Phone and Internet problems in Queensland have dominated reports to the State’s community legal sector workers, according to a new report by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) and Community Legal Centres Queensland.

Optus, Telesat announce ANZ trials collaboration
Optus Satellite in Australia and New Zealand, and global satellite operator Telesat announced last week they will collaborate in live, over-the-air trials on Telesat’s recently launched low earth orbit (LEO) satellite.

Motorola completes acquisition of Airbus DS Communications
Motorola Solutions has completed the acquisition of Plant Holdings, which holds the Airbus DS Communications business, from Airbus Defense and Space.

Slingshot malware uses routers as entry route to Windows hosts
Malware that infects Windows systems via routers has been uncovered by researchers at security firm Kaspersky Lab who claim it has been used for cyber espionage from at least 2012 until February 2018.

Popular cameras found to contain backdoor, security holes
Researchers at security firm Kaspersky Lab say they have found several security vulnerabilities in popular brands of smart cameras made by surveillance, aeronautics, optoelectronics, automations and weapons technology company Hanwha Techwin, part of the Samsung group, which are used as baby monitors or for internal home and office surveillance.