Cyber LEAP Act aims for innovations through Cybersecurity Grand Challenges

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The Senate Commerce Committee approved last week what could prove to be an essential piece of legislation for cybersecurity researchers: The Cybersecurity Competitions to Yield Better Efforts to Research the Latest Exceptionally Advanced Problems, or Cyber LEAP Act of 2020. Sponsored by Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jacky…

Getting started with Google Password Manager

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If you’re still trying to remember all of your passwords and then type ’em into sites by hand, let me tell you: You’re doing it wrong. With all the credentials we have to keep track of these days, there’s just no way the human brain can handle the task of storing the specifics — at…

Getting started with Google Password Manager

By GIXnews

If you’re still trying to remember all of your passwords and then type ’em into sites by hand, let me tell you: You’re doing it wrong. With all the credentials we have to keep track of these days, there’s just no way the human brain can handle the task of storing the specifics — at…

TalkTalk Business Changes Leadership to Focus on Full Fibre

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The Business Division of UK ISP TalkTalk has today announced a reshuffle of its senior Director-level leadership team, which aims to help the internet provider “focus on a full fibre future” and boost growth in their other broadband, fibre and Ethernet data services. In short, Ruth Kennedy, currently Director for Carrier and SI’s, will move…

Trading Standards to Halt Sales of £300 SCAM Anti-5G USB Stick

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The City of London Police (Action Fraud Squad) and UK Trading Standards are to target sales of the bizarre £300 5GBioShield, which was recommended by a member of Glastonbury Town Council’s much criticised 5G Advisory Committee and falsely promised to create a shield against 5G mobile radiation. Except it’s just a USB stick. The situation…

Cityfibre Begins £14m FTTH Broadband Rollout in Lowestoft

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Urban UK fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that they’ve started construction on their £14m project to build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the sea side Suffolk town of Lowestoft, which will be supplied by ISP partners Vodafone (and eventually TalkTalk). At present the operator is already involved in a…

Gigaclear Close to Completion of West Berkshire FTTP Rollout

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Rural fibre optic UK ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in West Berkshire – built with support from public investment via the Superfast Berkshire project – is now nearly complete following massive delays. Some 14,000 local premises can already access the service. Back in 2018 the Superfast Berkshire project revealed…

Amazon RDS Proxy (Preview) Now Available in 8 Additional AWS Regions

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Amazon RDS Proxy is now available in preview in eight additional AWS regions: US West (N. California), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), and Europe (London). Refer RDS Proxy pricing page for a complete list of regions where RDS Proxy is available. Source:: Amazon AWS

SaltStack FrameWork Vulnerabilities Affecting Cisco Products

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On April 29, 2020, the Salt Open Core team notified their community regarding the following two CVE-IDs: CVE-2020-11651: Authentication Bypass Vulnerability CVE-2020-11652: Directory Traversal Vulnerability Cisco Modeling Labs Corporate Edition (CML) and Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab Personal Edition (VIRL-PE) incorporate a version of SaltStack that is running the salt-master service that is affected by…

Why Is eBay Port Scanning My Computer?| Avast

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Every week brings more security news and this week is about an interesting piece of Javascript that can run in your browser if you happen to use eBay under a particular set of circumstances. The code can scan your computer and send information back to a security vendor, which could be used to track your…

Cisco takes aim at supporting SASE

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Cisco is embracing the secure-access service edge (SASE) architecture put forth by Gartner with plans to upgrade some of its existing products to reach the goal of delivering access control, security and networking to cloud services. The enterprise shift to SASE will be gradual as they figure out the best way to connect their increasingly…