Microsoft Brings Defender Antivirus for Linux, Coming Soon for Android and iOS

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Almost within a year after releasing Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for macOS computers, Microsoft today announced a public preview of its antivirus software for various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS and Debian. If this news hasn’t gotten you excited yet… Microsoft is also planning to soon release Defender ATP anti-malware apps for…

Spatial and Nreal partner to make AR meetings a reality

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Augmented reality is seen as a boon for the workplace of the future because it would allow co-workers to collaborate remotely using digital avatars and 3D virtual objects that can be viewed and manipulated in real-time during a meeting. That vision is behind the announcement Thursday by Spatial and Nreal, who are teaming up to…

Iranian Hackers Plant Backdoors Through VPNs | Avast

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Taking advantage of VPN vulnerabilities within hours after they had been announced publicly, Iranian government-backed hacking groups have been setting up secret backdoors in various countries around the world since 2019. ZDNet reported that the targeted companies consisted of the IT, telecommunications, oil & gas, aviation, government, and security industries. The compromised VPNs, all of…

Ofcom UK Tests 5G Mobile Emissions and Finds No Concerns

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After recently publishing our fact check article on 5G (mobile broadband) health fears (here), we thought it might also be prudent to report on the results of Ofcom’s recent measurements of the electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions at related mobile sites, which found no problems. But the regulator do plan new licence conditions. As part of…

5G security is a mess. Could digital certificates help?

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As countries around the world begin deploying 5G technology, the promises of faster speeds and better service sometime obscure a host of security issues affecting the next-generation cellular technology. These security concerns exist despite improvements in data encryption, authentication and privacy embodied in recent releases of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the technical standards…

Apple joins industry effort to eliminate passwords

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In a somewhat unusual move for Apple, the company has joined the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance, an authentication standards group dedicated to replacing passwords with another, faster and more secure method for logging into online services and apps. Apple is among the last tech bigwigs to join FIDO, whose members now include Amazon, Facebook,…

Hampshire UK Look to Boost Rural Gigabit Broadband Vouchers

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The Hampshire County Council (HCC) in England appears to have proposed a new scheme, which will help to improve broadband connectivity in the hardest to reach rural areas by committing £1m to “top up” funding under the Government’s rural voucher scheme (c.2-3% of premises are still without “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+). At present the Government’s…

Google Bans 600 Android Apps from Play Store for Serving Disruptive Ads

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Google has banned nearly 600 Android apps from the Play Store for bombarding users with disruptive ads and violating its advertising guidelines. The company categorizes disruptive ads as “ads that are displayed to users in unexpected ways, including impairing or interfering with the usability of device functions,” such as a full-screen ad served when attempting…

ISP Alncom Extend Wireless and Full Fibre to Rural Durham UK

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Rural ISP Alncom has extended their own mix of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) based connectivity in order bring a gigabit-capable broadband network to some remote homes, farms and businesses on the large Raby Estate in County Durham, England. Until now most of the provider’s deployments have tended to focus on rural parts…

ISP Virgin Media UK to Build FTTP Broadband in East Grinstead

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The large West Sussex town of East Grinstead, which is home to around 27,000 people, looks set to be the next to benefit from Virgin Media’s new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which will start in the south of the town but then rapidly expand across the outer area. Sadly these days the only roll-out…

AWS Lambda participates in Compute Savings Plans

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AWS Lambda now participates in Compute Savings Plans, a flexible pricing model that allows customers to save money on Amazon EC2, AWS Fargate, and now on AWS Lambda in exchange for making a commitment to a consistent amount of compute usage (e.g. $10/hour) for a 1 or 3 year term. Source:: Amazon AWS