RagingWire Data Centers Will Rebrand as NTT

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RagingWire Data Centers will rebrand as NTT in coming months as NTT brings together 28 of its affiliate companies into a single entity to serve the global IT marketplace. The new NTT will bring focus to a collection of regional data center companies that have operated as independent entities. NTT’s data center holdings include RagingWire…

Misconfigured Google Calendars Share Events With the World

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Thousands of Google users are exposing the contents of their calendars to the public. The information is indexed by search engines and can include email addresses as well as private events from individuals and businesses. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

Exclusive: Thousands of Google Calendars Leaking Private Information Online

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“Warning — Making your calendar public will make all events visible to the world, including via Google search. Are you sure?” Remember this security warning? No? If you have ever shared your Google Calendars, or maybe inadvertently, with someone that should not be publicly accessible anymore, you should immediately go back to your Google settings…

Ofcom – 10Mb Broadband USO Gap Shrinks to 578000 UK Premises

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Ofcom has published a Summer 2019 update to their Connected Nations report, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) UK broadband coverage has risen to 8% (up from 7% four months ago) and the number of premises unable to get 10Mbps+ has declined from 619,000 to 578,000. Geographic 4G mobile cover remains at 66%. Today’s new…

Assessing the impact of protection from web miners

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Brief summary: We present the results of evaluating the positive economic and environmental impact of blocking web miners with Kaspersky products. The total power saving can be calculated with known accuracy using the formula ·N, where is the average value of the increase in power consumption of the user device during web mining, and N…

Virgin Media UK Boosting Upload Speeds for 100Mbps Tier

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Cable and fibre optic broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has continued the rollout of their planned 10:1 ratio boost to upload speeds by raising the upstream rate from 6Mbps to 10Mbps on their popular M100 (100Mbps download) package, with 50Mbps (M50) subscribers set to follow. The plan to increase upload speeds was first officially confirmed…

125 New Flaws Found in Routers and NAS Devices from Popular Brands

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The world of connected consumer electronics, IoT, and smart devices is growing faster than ever with tens of billions of connected devices streaming and sharing data wirelessly over the Internet, but how secure is it? As we connect everything from coffee maker to front-door locks and cars to the Internet, we’re creating more potential—and possibly…

Denbighshire Wind Farm Grants to Support Faster Broadband

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The Brenig Wind Farm – Llyn Brenig – in Denbighshire (North Wales, UK) has begun to accept bids for a new community benefit fund, which will offer £147,200 per annum in total for up to 25 years to help support community projects for improved rural transport, social services and faster broadband connectivity etc. The onshore…

Most Cyber Attacks Focus on Just Three TCP Ports

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Small to mid-sized businesses can keep safe from most cyberattacks by protecting the ports that threat actors target the most. Three of them stand out in a crowd of more than 130,000 targeted in cyber incidents. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

Cityfibre UK to Appoint New Chairman Steve Holliday UPDATED

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The Goldman Sachs backed Cityfibre, which is currently investing £2.5bn in order to deploy a 1Gbps FTTH broadband ISP network to 5 million UK premises by the end of 2025 (here), will today announce the appointment of former National Grid boss, Steve Holliday, as its new Chairman. The company was last year acquired for £537.8m…

Cisco Products IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Crafted Packet Denial of Service Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the IP Version 6 (IPv6) packet processing functions of multiple Cisco products could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause an affected device to stop processing IPv6 traffic, leading to a denial of service (DoS) condition on the device. The vulnerability is due to insufficient processing logic for crafted IPv6 packets that…