Month: April 2018

Announcing Cumulus Linux 3.6 and…early access to Voyager!

The reign of proprietary networking in optical and data center interconnect falls In furthering our mission to bring S.O.U.L. to networking through Simple, Open, Untethered, Linux-based networking solutions, and just on the heels of our Cumulus NetQ 1.3 announcement around simplifying container networking and operations, today we continue the mission to advance web-scale networking in …

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Why Microsoft gave Windows 10 (version 1803) a different name

Microsoft will start distributing the next Windows 10 feature upgrade, “Windows 10 April 2018 Update,” today – a few weeks later then it had been expected to arrive. The release date barely squeaked under the wire Microsoft set for itself with its labeling of the upgrade, although the company has never expressed concern when actual …

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Ransomware attack: a cautionary example from one small business | Avast Business

“You feel invaded and vulnerable. This was his business, his baby, and it could all be over because some hackers were after a bit of cash.” Names like Bad Rabbit, WannaCry and CryptoWall make the news due to the massive impact ransomware attacks have. Hackers cost individuals and businesses $5bn in 2017, and that figure …

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Getting started with Terraform and Cloudflare (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 of Getting Started with Terraform, we explained how Terraform lets developers store Cloudflare configuration in their own source code repository, institute change management processes that include code review, track their configuration versions and history over time, and easily roll back changes as needed. We covered installing Terraform, provider initialization, storing configuration in …

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Amazon’s Fitbit sale slashes fitness tracker prices by up to $50

Fitbit is one of the biggest names in fitness trackers, but with most models selling for $150 or more, they aren’t cheap—usually. You’re in luck today if you want to start tracking your daily steps or sleep patterns. Several iterations of the Fitbit Alta, Alta HR, Charge 2, and Ionic fitness trackers are part of …

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VVC Standard Could Shrink 4K Video Streams to Fit Slow Broadband Lines

A future video standard called Versatile Video Coding (VVC), which could potentially make it possible to squeeze a high quality 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) video stream down a fairly slow broadband ISP line, is in the early stages of development at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). At present many modern 4K Ultra HD video …

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Ofcom’s Spring 2018 UK Mobile and Fixed Broadband Coverage Stats

The telecoms regulator has today published an update to last year’s annual Connected Nations report, which uses more recent data from 2018 to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. For example, “full fibre” (FTTH/P) now reaches 4% (1.2 million premises). The original report was published in December 2017, …

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GDPR-defined personal data can be hard to find—here’s where to look

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a big change from how many firms have approached data protection in the past, from how responsive their security teams need to be to how clearly and quickly they can tell where personal data resides. It’s on the issue of personal data that companies are starting to …

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How to block the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, from installing

With Microsoft now rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, version 1803, I take it as an article of faith that you don’t want to install it right away. As we’ve seen, repeatedly, upgrading to a new version of Windows 10 as soon as it’s out leads to madness. For almost everyone, the new …

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Regain control

The new rules which might help stop private information being shared without our knowledge. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology