Australian governments and businesses have been warned they face their greatest hacking threat yet, Apache Log4j. John Stapleton reports on Australian Cyber Security Centre warnings of possible widespread systems failure.

There are many questions over whether vulnerabilities persist in the Australian government’s cyber systems.

Researcher at UNSW Professor Salil Kanhere puts it thus: “Software systems and web services are so complex, and so layered with dozens of stacked levels of abstraction, code running on code on code, that it could take months for all these services to update. It will likely take a long time, potentially even years till we can fully eliminate the effects of this vulnerability."

Extract from Michael West Media, read in full here