How to Replace Windows 10 System Programs With Non-Microsoft Apps

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Windows 10 contains programs, such as Notepad and Task Manager, that we have come to love and use often as part of our daily use of a Windows computer. Sometimes, though, you may find that you want to replace these programs with more feature-rich third-party programs, but still be able to launch them like you…

LEO Satellite Broadband Firm OneWeb Files for Bankruptcy

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The British-registered space company OneWeb, which had been in the process of launching a mega constellation of compact Low Earth Orbit (LEO) ultrafast broadband satellites, has officially filed for voluntary relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the USA. But finding a buyer in this climate may present some challenges. OneWeb, much like…

Mobile Firms and UK ISPs Commit to Protect Vulnerable Users

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Most of the major UK broadband ISPs and mobile network operators have today agreed a set of “important commitments” with Ofcom and Government (DCMS) help to support and protect “vulnerable consumers,” as well as those who may become vulnerable due to circumstances arising from COVID-19 (Coronavirus). At present vulnerable customers (e.g. elderly people, those with…

Dogfooding from Home: How Cloudflare Built our Cloud VPN Replacement

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It’s never been more crucial to help remote workforces stay fully operational — for the sake of countless individuals, businesses, and the economy at large. In light of this, Cloudflare recently launched a program that offers our Cloudflare for Teams suite for free to any company, of any size, through September 1. Some of these…

Migrating from VPN to Access

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With so many people at Cloudflare now working remotely, it’s worth stepping back and looking at the systems we use to get work done and how we protect them. Over the years we’ve migrated from a traditional “put it behind the VPN!” company to a modern zero-trust architecture. Cloudflare hasn’t completed its journey yet, but…

Cisco FXOS and NX-OS Software Cisco Fabric Services Denial of Service Vulnerability

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A vulnerability in the Cisco Fabric Services component of Cisco FXOS Software and Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on an affected device. The vulnerability exists because the affected software insufficiently validates Cisco Fabric Services packets when the software processes packet data. An attacker…

Impact of COVID-19 on the UK Full Fibre Broadband Rollout

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The rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has had a significant impact upon the United Kingdom and we thought it might be useful to take a quick look at how it’s impacting the national roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks, as well as to try and answer a few common questions. Previously “full fibre” infrastructure…

Avast Speaks at Virtual Digital Sanity Summit | Avast

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We are now rounding out the second week of California’s shelter-in-place order, and I’m sure I’m not the only parent who will admit to abandoning my kids’ screen time rules as part of this “new normal.” When I have to jump on a Zoom, I can open one of our favorite e-Learning apps to occupy…