Month: March 2016

Cyber criminals ‘hacked law firms’

Cyber criminals have been targeting major law firms in what may be an attempt to gather information for insider trading deals, according to reports. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

FISP Calls for 1000Mbps Broadband to be Deployed Across London UK

The Foundation for Information Society Policy (FISP) think-tank has said that some 20 cities in the United Kingdom are on their way to rolling out Gigabit (1000Mbps+) class broadband services, but London isn’t one of them and they want the capital’s mayoral candidates to change that. In fairness even many of the cities that do …

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Ofcom Find EE is the Fastest for Mobile Broadband in Major UK Cities

A new study has examined the 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband performance of mobile operators O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone across five major cities including Cardiff, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and Norwich. Overall EE delivered the fastest Internet download and upload speeds in all cities, except Norwich. The data was collected between November and …

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Plusnet Gift 12 Months FREE Unlimited Broadband and GBP50 Cashback

Budget ISP Plusnet has reintroduced their offer of 12 months free unlimited home broadband (up to 17Mbps) for new subscribers (normally £9.99 per month) and added in a £50 Cashback discount, although as usual you still have to pay the line rental charge on top (from £15.49 per month). Apparently the new price is only …

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EE top in mobile internet speed test

Mobile network EE had the fastest internet speed in a test of four major operators conducted by the telecoms watchdog Ofcom. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Adopting 700MHz for Mobile May Force 160K UK Homes to Replace Aerials

The on-going effort to re-purpose the 700MHz radio spectrum band (currently used by UK Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV) services) and make it available for use by Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G etc.) in time for 2020 (Q2) could force 100,000 – 160,000 UK households to replace their aerials. Ofcom’s latest impact consultation (Call for Input) on …

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Introducing CFSSL 1.2

Continuing our commitment to high quality open-source software, we’re happy to announce release 1.2 of CFSSL, our TLS/PKI Swiss Army knife. We haven’t written much about CFSSL here since we originally open sourced the project in 2014, so we thought we’d provide an update. In the last 20 months, we have added a ton of …

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Ofcom Launch Basic UK Mobile and Fixed Broadband Coverage Checker

The national telecoms regulator has today launched a new tool that aims to give consumers a better idea about the performance and coverage of local mobile (2G, 3G and 4G) and fixed line broadband services. But it only uses data from the “major communications providers” and is very basic. According to Ofcom, the major mobile …

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FBI agrees to unlock another iPhone

The FBI offers to unlock another iPhone for police after revealing it could access the handset used by San Bernardino killer Syed Farook. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Race to save Japan’s lost satellite

Scientists and engineers in Japan are scrambling to save a satellite and more than a quarter of a billion dollars of investment tumbling out of control in space. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Pele sues Samsung for $30m over image

Brazilian football legend Pele is suing South Korean electronics giant Samsung, after claiming the firm improperly used a lookalike in an advertisement. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

The Trouble with Tor

The Tor Project makes a browser that allows anyone to surf the Internet anonymously. Tor stands for “the Onion router” and that describes how the service works. Traffic is routed through a number of relays run across the Internet where each relay only knows the next hop (because each hop is enclosed in a cryptographic …

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