5,000 Herefordshire UK Premises in Ledbury to Get 1Gb Fibre

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A new deal between the state aid supported Fastershire project, rural broadband ISP Gigaclear and rival network builder FullFibre looks set to result in 5,000 premises across the Herefordshire town of Ledbury gaining access to a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network. At present the Fastershire project, which harnesses various different contracts with Openreach (BT), Gigaclear, Airband,…

Introducing API Shield

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APIs are the lifeblood of modern Internet-connected applications. Every millisecond they carry requests from mobile applications—place this food delivery order, “like” this picture—and directions to IoT devices—unlock the car door, start the wash cycle, my human just finished a 5k run—among countless other calls. They’re also the target of widespread attacks designed to perform unauthorized…

Announcing support for gRPC

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Today we’re excited to announce beta support for proxying gRPC, a next-generation protocol that allows you to build APIs at scale. With gRPC on Cloudflare, you get access to the security, reliability and performance features that you’re used to having at your fingertips for traditional APIs. Sign up for the beta today in the Network…

9 Attacks on Openreach Cables in London Prompt £20k Reward

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Back in August we reported on a spate of copper telecoms cable thefts (Metal Theft) in East London, which had disrupted broadband ISP and phone connectivity on Openreach’s (BT) UK network for those living nearby (here). After a ninth attack the reward for information has now been raised from £1k to £20k. The high price…

Ofcom Open 100GHz+ Bands for Short Range Wireless Links

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The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has announced that they’re making 18.2GHz worth of spectrum available in the 100-200GHz bands (116-122GHz, 174.8-182GHz and 185-190GHz), which they hope will help to foster the development of extremely fast high capacity data links over short distances, among other things. At present much of the Extremely High Frequency (EHF) spectrum…

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

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A hacking group known for its attacks in the Middle East, at least since 2017, has recently been found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new, previously undocumented malware. “Compared to the versions documented in 2017, Android/SpyC23.A has extended spying functionality, including reading notifications from messaging…

Russian Who Hacked LinkedIn, Dropbox Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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A Russian hacker who was found guilty of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring over eight years ago has finally been sentenced to 88 months in United States prison, that’s more than seven years by a federal court in San Francisco this week. Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 32, of Moscow hacked into servers belonging to three American social media firms, including…

BT and Toshiba Deploy First UK Industrial Quantum Secure Fibre Network

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After years of development BT and Toshiba have today announced that they’ve made the UK’s first “industrial deployment” of a quantum-secure network using Openreach’s “standard” fibre optic infrastructure, which runs between the National Composites Centre (NCC) and the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS). Quantum links are often said to be virtually “un-hackable” because they…

Social Media Vs Democracy | Avast

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The phenomenon that we now call ‘social media’ arguably started around the turn of the millennium with sites like Friends Reunited, at first offering a simple way for the internet to allow old friends to reconnect with each other. With the advent of Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and other services as the 2000s drew on, the…

Critical Flaws Discovered in Popular Industrial Remote Access Systems

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Cybersecurity researchers have found critical security flaws in two popular industrial remote access systems that can be exploited to ban access to industrial production floors, hack into company networks, tamper with data, and even steal sensitive business secrets. The flaws, discovered by Tel Aviv-based OTORIO, were identified in B&R Automation’s SiteManager and GateManager, and MB Connect Source::…

EE UK Moves to Continue Unlimited Data Offer for the NHS

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Mobile operator EE (BT) has announced that their current offer of free unlimited data (mobile broadband) to customers who work for the National Health Service (NHS), which was due to expire on 9th October 2020 after running for 6 months, is to be extended until 31st January 2021 due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis. Since…

Virgin Media Discount Standalone Broadband and Add 5GB SIM

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Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has just introduced a new set of discounts on the monthly prices of their standalone ultrafast home broadband packages and also thrown in an included 4G Mobile SIM, which comes with 5GB of data, unlimited texts and unlimited minutes for the 18 month contract term. As usual this offer is…

Reserved outbound bandwidth now available for AWS Elemental MediaConnect

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Starting today, if you have live, 24×7 video distribution workflows, you can take advantage of discounted outbound data transfer pricing using AWS Elemental MediaConnect. With discounted outbound bandwidth, you can reduce outbound data transfer costs by as much as 70% based on current pricing. With a 12-month commitment to MediaConnect, you reserve outbound bandwidth in…

Amazon Timestream is now Generally Available

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Amazon Timestream is a new time series database for IoT, edge, and operational applications that can scale to process trillions of time series events per day up to 1,000 times faster than relational databases, and at as low as 1/10th the cost. Amazon Timestream saves customers effort and expense by keeping recent data in memory…