Month: February 2018

Best security software: How 5 cutting-edge tools tackle today’s threats

Threats are constantly evolving and, just like everything else, tend to follow certain trends. Whenever a new type of threat is especially successful or profitable, many others of the same type will inevitably follow. The best defenses need to mirror those trends so users get the most robust protection against the newest wave of threats. …

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How to Fight Mobile Number Port-out Scams

T-Mobile, AT&T and other mobile carriers are reminding customers to take advantage of free services that can block identity thieves from easily “porting” your mobile number out to another provider, which allows crooks to intercept your calls and messages while your phone goes dark. Tips for minimizing the risk of number porting fraud are available …

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14 top tools to assess, implement, and maintain GDPR compliance

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, which means that any organization doing business in or with the EU has six months from this writing to comply with the strict new privacy law. The GDPR applies to any organization holding or processing personal data of E.U. citizens, and …

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Sega mistake gives players free Yakuza 6 game

Sega removes a “preview” of its latest video game from the PlayStation download store after realising it gave some players access to the full game. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Another massive DDoS internet blackout could be coming your way

A massive internet blackout similar to the Dyn DNS outage in 2016 could easily happen again, despite relatively low-cost countermeasures, according to a new study out of Harvard University. The DDoS attack on Dyn took many major web sites offline for most of a day, including Twitter, PayPal, Reddit, Amazon, and Netflix. Millions of compromised …

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Financial Cyberthreats in 2017

Read the full “Financial Cyberthreats in 2017” report (English, PDF) In 2017, we saw a number of changes to the world of financial threats and new actors emerging. As we have previously noted, fraud attacks in financial services have become increasingly account-centric. User data is a key enabler for large-scale fraud attacks, and frequent data …

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Vodafone UK Refresh Home Broadband and Add Speed Guarantee

National ISP Vodafone has today announced that they are refreshing their range of fixed line home broadband packages, which among other things will see their old copper line ADSL packages being “retired” and the introduction of a minimum speed guarantee on their FTTC “fibre” services. The new “Ultimate Speed Guarantee” means that customers who take …

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UK ISP John Lewis Broadband Discount Prices for New Customers

The broadband ISP division of John Lewis has further discounted all of their packages until 27th March 2018, which sees their 17Mbps bundle with phone line rental drop to £20 per month, while 38Mbps is now £27.50 and 76Mbps becomes £32.50 for the first 12 months of service. As usual customers who order one of …

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Openreach Deploy Low Level Error Correction on New FTTC Lines

After last year’s Proof of Concept (PoC) test Openreach has now decided to start applying “low level error correction” on all new UK Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) superfast broadband lines, which they hope will result in fewer fault reports being made by customers during the initial provision phase. At present the Dynamic Line Management (DLM) …

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The app that helps feeds kids

Marie Farmer came up with the idea during her maternity leave, and it has now led to her quitting her job. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Jedi effects

Click meets Ben Morris of the Oscar nominated visual effects team behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology