Apple announces new services

Apple announced new services across some of their apps at a conference in Cupertino, California. Source:: BBC News – Technology

AWS Event Fork Pipelines – Serverless Nested Applications

AWS Event Fork Pipelines is a suite of nested open-source applications based on the AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM). You can deploy Event Fork Pipelines directly from the AWS Serverless Application Repository (AWS SAR) into your AWS account. AWS Event Fork Pipelines helps you build event-driven serverless applications by providing pipelines for common event …

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‘ShadowHammer’ infects Asus PCs through its Asus Live Update utility

Over 57,000 users, and possibly up to a million, have downloaded and installed a version of the Asus Live Update utility that was poisoned with a backdoor and hosted on the official Asus servers. What security vendor Kaspersky is calling ShadowHammer was actually a targeted attack at a small number of users. (The investigation is …

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ITS Technology Brings Superfast Broadband to Part of Teesside UK

The ITS Technology Group has joined forces with the Wilton Centre in order to launch a new “superfast” hybrid fibre optic and fixed wireless broadband ISP network, which is designed to reach poorly served businesses and possibly even homes around part of Teesside in Middlesbrough. Sadly the press release doesn’t clarify precisely which areas are …

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Operation ShadowHammer

Earlier today, Motherboard published a story by Kim Zetter on Operation ShadowHammer, a newly discovered supply chain attack that leveraged ASUS Live Update software. While the investigation is still in progress and full results and technical paper will be published during SAS 2019 conference in Singapore, we would like to share some important details about …

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4 Keys for Hyperscale Data Center Deployments

Hyperscale data center deployments are setting a new standard for scale, speed, quality, and efficiency. Tim Stone, Director of Service Delivery at RagingWire Data Centers, shares four keys to successful hyperscale data center deployments. Tim Stone, Director of Service Delivery at RagingWire Data Centers Moving into a new space is always an exciting time in …

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Final Ofcom Plan for 2019-20 Confirms Mobile and Broadband Changes

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published their final annual plan for 2019/20, which summarises all of the major work they intend to do this year (e.g. boosting mobile coverage, new consumer protections, implementing the 10Mbps USO for broadband and promoting investment in “fibre” networks etc.). The plan itself doesn’t contain any major new …

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City Leaders Warn UK Full Fibre Rollout is Uncoordinated and Inefficient

Political leaders from 20 cities and towns across the North of England have written an Open Letter to Ofcom that calls for a more coordinated way of deploying new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks, which could speed-up the effort by avoiding the need to dig up streets several times over. The letter, …

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How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, experts and analysts are predicting a sea change for the financial services industry. “I think you’re starting to see a growing consensus,” said Matt Savare, a partner who works in the technology group of New Jersey-based …

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What is Metasploit? And how to use this popular hacking tool

Metasploit definition Metasploit is a penetration testing framework that makes hacking simple. It’s an essential tool for many attackers and defenders. Point Metasploit at your target, pick an exploit, what payload to drop, and hit Enter. [ Find out how to do penetration testing on the cheap … and not so cheap. | Get the …

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How blockchain is becomming the 5G of the payment industry

As more blockchain-based payment networks and fiat-backed digital currencies – including one from the largest U.S. bank – emerge, experts and analysts are predicting a sea change for the financial services industry. “I think you’re starting to see a growing consensus,” said Matt Savare, a partner who works in the technology group of New Jersey-based …

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Which? Hammers Biggest UK Broadband ISPs in Satisfaction Survey

The latest biannual survey of consumer satisfaction from consumer magazine Which? has criticised UK ISPs BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Vodafone for continuing to come bottom of their table. Meanwhile Zen Internet was praised for “comfortably taking top spot in our rankings.“ The survey itself was based on feedback from 8,063 paying Which? …

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Broadband ISP and Energy Provider First Utility Rebrands to Shell Energy

Energy provider and UK ISP First Utility, which supplies over 700,000 households, has officially been re-branded to Shell Energy. The move follows a 2017 agreement to sell the business (valued c.£200m-£300m) to Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (here). As part of this announcement the company has switched all of its British residential customers …

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