Month: August 2017

Alternative UK ISP Voneus Says Fast Broadband is a Basic “Human Right”

Alternative network provider Voneus, which has been busy delivering internet connections of up to 100Mbps into UK rural areas by using their ‘Wireless Fibre To The Home’ (WFTTH) service, has pledged to “ensure … fast broadband services become noticed as a basic ‘human right’“. The operator’s WFTTH service is perhaps better described as being a …

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Dissecting the Chrome Extension Facebook malware

It’s been a few days since Kaspersky Lab’s blog post about the Multi Platform Facebook malware that was spread through Facebook Messenger. At the same time as Kaspersky Lab were analyzing this threat, a few researchers where doing the same, including Frans Rosén, Security Advisor at Detectify. After Frans saw David’s tweet about the blog …

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UK ISP Entanet and Cityfibre Prepare to Unveil New Full Fibre FTTP Services

Communications provider Entanet, which was acquired by urban fibre optic developer Cityfibre in July 2017 for a cash consideration of £29 million (here), will unveil a range of new “full fibre” (FTTP) based internet access and “unbeatable” business Ethernet services next month. Cityfibre’s move to gobble Entanet gave them access to a much bigger wholesale …

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How to measure cybersecurity effectiveness — before it’s too late

Are you measuring the value and effectiveness of your cybersecurity efforts? Most companies around the world are failing to do so, according to a recent security measurement index benchmark survey. Without establishing the proper metrics, you’re flying blind. And even when organizations’ information security function does generate and deliver data about the business’ security, it …

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Sky Broadband Unlimited Cuts Price to £15 Per Month for 12 Months

Sky (Sky Broadband) has cut the price of their ‘up to’ 17Mbps entry-level unlimited broadband and phone package again, dropping the monthly rental to just £15 for the first 12 months of service (£28.99 thereafter). The counter to this is that their £100 Prepaid MasterCard offer has ended. Customers of Sky Broadband’s packages can expect …

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Average UK House Buyers Would Spend £6500 Extra for Fast Broadband Speeds

A new survey of 2,700 British home buyers has claimed that an average purchaser would be willing to pay an additional £6,500 for a property if it meant they would be guaranteed to have excellent broadband speed, although the survey fails to clarify what “excellent” actually means. Apparently all of the respondents to the Broadbanddeals.co.uk …

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AAISP Consults on Future Home Broadband Package and Pricing Changes

The boss of UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has taken the unusual but welcome step of asking subscribers to give their thoughts on how the provider should enhance or change their future broadband and line rental tariffs, which are currently being reviewed. The provider has a long history of enhancing their packages, …

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Logitech Craft hands-on: This keyboard’s mini-Surface Dial is truly innovative

The Logitech Craft keyboard is what happens when a keyboard engineer glimpses Microsoft’s Surface Dial hockey-puck peripheral and decides: We can do that, too. Pairing a small, Dial-like keyboard knob with software templates pre-configured for popular apps makes the Craft a useful tool for almost any application. When it ships in October, however, it’ll come …

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How to buy intent based networking today

Cisco made a big splash earlier this year when it revealed its vision for the future of networking: An intent-based networking system that allows users to specify what they want the network to do and management software that automatically orchestrates it. Since Cisco’s announcement, intent-based networking (IBN) has caught the networking industry’s attention and has …

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