Cities spent millions on fast gigabit networks. No one is sure what they’re good for.

 Posted by on 2016-10-17 at 14:19  Internet, Politics, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Cities spent millions on fast gigabit networks. No one is sure what they’re good for.
Oct 172016
 

A few dozen cities in America have next-generation broadband networks that offer speeds of 1 gigabit per second — about 50 times faster than a typical connection.

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Comcast is putting a data cap on its internet plans — and people aren’t pleased

 Posted by on 2016-10-07 at 16:34  comcast, fcc, Internet, Reblog, tech, xfinity  Comments Off on Comcast is putting a data cap on its internet plans — and people aren’t pleased
Oct 072016
 

Comcast will expand its home internet data caps to 18 new locations on November 1st, the company announced on Thursday.

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Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was silenced by a huge hacker attack. That should terrify you.

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 16:53  brian krebs, cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, ddos, Hacking, infosec, Internet, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was silenced by a huge hacker attack. That should terrify you.
Sep 292016
 


About a week ago, the website of journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was hit with a crippling hacker assault known as a “distributed denial of service,” or DDoS, which knocked him off the Internet for several days.

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Google shields security reporter targeted by massive cyberattack

 Posted by on 2016-09-27 at 00:52  brian krebs, cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, ddos, denial of service, google, Hacking, infosec, Internet, malware, Politics, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Google shields security reporter targeted by massive cyberattack
Sep 272016
 

Google is putting its considerable internet might behind protecting the reporting of Brian Krebs, a respected security journalist who’s website has been largely inaccessible for the past week due to a massive cyberattack.

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A massive attack that may have hijacked online cameras will soon be “the new normal”

 Posted by on 2016-09-24 at 00:00  botnet, ddos, Hacking, Internet, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on A massive attack that may have hijacked online cameras will soon be “the new normal”
Sep 242016
 

One of the biggest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks ever was been directed at independent security journalist Brian Krebs on Tuesday (Sept. 27), and lasted for three days, leading his service provider to take his website offline.

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What to do if you’ve ever had a Yahoo account

 Posted by on 2016-09-23 at 20:25  cyber security, infosec, Internet, privacy, Reblog, security, tech, yahoo  Comments Off on What to do if you’ve ever had a Yahoo account
Sep 232016
 


Yesterday, Yahoo confirmed a data breach affecting 500 million accounts, including logins, names, logins, birthdays, and security questions. The good news is that the passwords were encrypted with a strong hash algorithm, so they’re relatively protected for now.

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AT&T and Comcast helped elected official write plan to stall Google Fiber

 Posted by on 2016-09-19 at 23:06  comcast, corruption, Internet, monopoly, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on AT&T and Comcast helped elected official write plan to stall Google Fiber
Sep 192016
 

As the Nashville Metro Council prepares for a final vote to give Google Fiber faster access to utility poles, one council member is sponsoring an alternative plan that comes from AT&T and Comcast.

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