Fibre ISP Hyperoptic Gifts Laptops and Broadband to Brummy Kids

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Full fibre broadband ISP Hyperoptic UK claims to have provided a “significant donation” to support the Birmingham Education Partnership, which among other things provides laptops to disadvantaged children in Birmingham (c.5,000 children in the city have been unable to access remote learning opportunities during lockdown). Apparently, the provider’s donation will help 60 of the most…

ISP Sky to Launch Broadband Product for UK Businesses in 2021

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The Group CEO of Sky (Sky Broadband), Jeremy Darroch, has quietly revealed to Comcast’s investors that their ISP division will debut “our broadband product to businesses” in the United Kingdom “later this year“, which will be followed by a full launch in 2021. The plans were revealed this week in a very low key way,…

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software and Firepower Threat Defense Software Trustpoint Configuration Defaults

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Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software and Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) Software can be configured for certificate authentication in remote access VPN deployments. An external researcher has identified several misconfigured Cisco ASA and FTD Software remote access devices where the ASA/FTD device may admit VPN remote access to users who possess a valid certificate…

GandCrab ransomware operator arrested in Belarus

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An affiliate of the GandCrab ransomware-as-a-business (RaaS) has been arrested, according to some Russian news sources. Authorities in Russia were able to identify the individual in cooperation with law enforcement in Romania and the U.K. […] Source:: BleepingComputer

Three Charged in July 15 Twitter Compromise

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Three individuals have been charged for their alleged roles in the July 15 hack on Twitter, an incident that resulted in Twitter profiles for some of the world’s most recognizable celebrities, executives and public figures sending out tweets advertising a bitcoin scam. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s Twitter account on the afternoon of July 15. Nima…

Amazon Personalize enhances Recommendation Filters with filtering on item metadata

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Amazon Personalize uses machine learning technology perfected from over 20 years of recommender systems development at Amazon.com. With Amazon Personalize you are can personalize recommendations for products, videos, music, ebooks, ads, marketing emails, and more, for your users, without any prior machine learning experience. Source:: Amazon AWS

17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’, 2 Others Behind the Biggest Twitter Hack Arrested

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Three young individuals — 17, 19, and 22-year-old — have reportedly been arrested for being the alleged mastermind behind the recent Twitter hack that simultaneously targeted several high-profile accounts as part of a massive bitcoin scam. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, from the United Kingdom, Nima Fazeli, aka…

Announcing Preview for Amazon RDS M6g and R6g Instance Types, Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors

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Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports AWS Graviton2-based database instances in preview. Graviton2 M6g and R6g database instances deliver better price performance over comparable current generation x86-based database instances. You can launch these database instances when using Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Support for Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS for…

AWS Storage Gateway expands FIPS 140-2 compliant endpoints to all North America Regions

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AWS Storage Gateway now offers Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 compliant endpoints in all North America Regions to protect sensitive information for regulated workloads. These endpoints terminate Transport Layer Security (TLS) sessions using a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic software module, making it easier for you to use Storage Gateway for regulated workloads. Companies contracting…

Manage access to AWS centrally for OneLogin users with AWS Single Sign-On

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Customers can now connect their OneLogin Identity Management Platform (OneLogin) to AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) once, manage access to AWS centrally in AWS SSO, and enable end users to sign in using OneLogin to access all their assigned AWS accounts. The integration helps customers simplify AWS access management across multiple accounts while maintaining familiar OneLogin…