Report Reveals the Barriers to UK Gigabit Broadband Adoption

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The Broadband Stakeholder Group, which is a think-tank that advises the UK Government, has today published a new report from WIK to help highlight some of the barriers that remain (other than coverage) to getting customers to adopt “gigabit-capable” broadband ISP connections ahead of the copper switch-off. At present nearly 97% of the United Kingdom…

ISP TalkTalk UK Sees Job Losses in York After FibreNation Sale

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Broadband ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that a small number of jobs will be cut in the city of York, which is where they had been building a new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network via the FibreNation brand until its recent sale (here) to the Goldman Sachs backed Cityfibre for around £200m cash. The sale of FibreNation has…

ISP italk Offers 1 Month Free Unlimited FTTC Broadband

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UK ISP italk has launched a special offer for those looking to take their FTTC based “unlimited fibre” broadband (35Mbps average speed) and phone line rental package, which makes the first month of service completely free for new customers (£30.49 per month thereafter + £9.95 one-off delivery). The package also attaches a 24 month contract…

Privacy.com review: Burner debit cards made easy

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The internet can be a dangerous place for your debit card. When a phishing site isn’t enticing you to hand over your account info, credit card databases are getting hacked. Privacy.com from Pay With Privacy, Inc. offers a solution to these issues that’s not just hoping for the best. Instead of putting your actual debit…

What is pretexting? Definition, examples and prevention

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Pretexting definition Pretexting is form of social engineering in which an attacker tries to convince a victim to give up valuable information or access to a service or system. The distinguishing feature of this kind of attack is that the scam artists comes up with a story — or pretext — in order to fool…

O2 UK to Boost Mobile Cover on London North Eastern Railway

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O2 has signed a new partnership deal with London North Eastern Railway (LNER), which aims to boost 4G and 5G based network coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route – between Newcastle in North East England and Edinburgh in Scotland. The upgrade will also improve coverage for communities along the route. As…

New USBCulprit Espionage Tool Steals Data From Air-Gapped Computers

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A Chinese threat actor has developed new capabilities to target air-gapped systems in an attempt to exfiltrate sensitive data for espionage, according to a newly published research by Kaspersky yesterday. The APT, known as Cycldek, Goblin Panda, or Conimes, employs an extensive toolset for lateral movement and information stealing in victim networks, including previously unreported…

AWS Auto Scaling is Now Available in 7 additional AWS Regions Worldwide and Offers Predictive Scaling for Amazon EC2

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AWS Auto Scaling with scaling plans and predictive scaling (for Amazon EC2) is now available in 7 additional AWS Regions. Using AWS Auto Scaling, customers can configure predictive scaling to automatically scale their Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups in advance of impending traffic changes. Customers can also use AWS Auto Scaling to manage scaling configuration…

Cisco Unified Contact Center Express Improper API Authorization Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the API subsystem of Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (Unified CCX) could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to change the availability state of any agent. The vulnerability is due to insufficient authorization enforcement on an affected system. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to an affected system with valid agent…

Cisco Prime Infrastructure SQL Injection Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the web-based management interface of Cisco Prime Infrastructure could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to conduct SQL injection attacks on an affected system. The vulnerability is due to improper validation of user-submitted parameters. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by authenticating to the application and sending malicious requests to an affected system.…

Cisco Identity Services Engine Denial of Service Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the syslog processing engine of Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. The vulnerability is due to a race condition that may occur when syslog messages are processed. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending…

Cisco IOx for IOS XE Software Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the authorization controls for the Cisco IOx application hosting infrastructure in Cisco IOS XE Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute Cisco IOx API commands without proper authorization. The vulnerability is due to incorrect handling of requests for authorization tokens. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by using a crafted…

Cisco IOx Application Framework Local Manager Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the web-based Local Manager interface of the Cisco IOx Application Framework could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to conduct a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against a user of the web-based Local Manager interface of an affected device. The attacker must have valid Local Manager credentials. The vulnerability is due to insufficient…

Cisco IOx Application Framework Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the Cisco Application Framework component of the Cisco IOx application environment could allow an authenticated, local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files in the virtual instance that is running on the affected device. The vulnerability is due to insufficient path restriction enforcement. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including a crafted file…