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Google shut down caching servers at two Russian ISPs

Two Russian internet service providers (ISPs) have received notices from Google that the global caching servers on their network have been disabled.A caching server is an ISP-bound node for fast serving Google content faster to internet subscribers and maintain high access reliability even during outages.The caching is most important for popular YouTube cont
Publish At:2022-05-26 11:06 | Read:496 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Google

FTC fines Twitter $150M for using 2FA info for targeted advertising

The Federal Trade Commission has fined Twitter $150 million for using phone numbers and email addresses collected to enable two-factor authentication for targeted advertising.According to court documents [PDF], Twitter asked over 140 million users for this information to protect their accounts starting in 2013, but it failed to inform them that the data
Publish At:2022-05-25 18:51 | Read:930 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Netgear fixes bad Orbi firmware update that locked admin console

Netgear is pushing out fixes for a bad Orbi firmware update released earlier this month that prevents users from accessing the device's admin console.On April 27th, Netgear released firmware update 4.6.8.2 for the Orbi RBR750, Orbi RBS750, Orbi RBR850, and Orbi RBS850 mesh Wi-Fi systems.Soon after its release, users began reporting that they could
Publish At:2022-05-19 19:25 | Read:556 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Apple discontinues the revolutionary iPod music player

​Apple has decided to pull the plug on the production of the iPod Touch (7th gen), discontinuing the revolutionary iOS-based music player introduced 15 years ago.The announcement doesn't specifically mention the end of the product, but it says iPod Touch will only be available while supplies last, which means the production of the $199 device has cease
Publish At:2022-05-10 18:50 | Read:553 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Technology

Dell, Apple, Netflix face lawsuits for pulling services out of Russia

A Moscow Arbitration Court has reportedly seized almost $11 million belonging to Dell LLC after the company failed to provide paid-for services to a local system integrator.IT systems integrator Talmer sued Dell early last month when the American computer giant declined to provide technical support services for VMware as previously agreed. Dell is
Publish At:2022-05-09 15:15 | Read:1293 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Government Legal

Panda Security leads the AV-Comparatives’ Performance Tests – again!

We have done it again. The AV-Comparatives performance tests consolidate Panda Free Antivirus as the top-performing program in its category. As usual, the Austrian laboratory has analysed the 18 most relevant cybersecurity solutions on the market in its performance test. This test measures the impact of different cyber security software on the PC. In this ca
Publish At:2022-05-09 12:38 | Read:538 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Panda Security Technology av-compartives test se

Trend Micro antivirus modified Windows registry by mistake — How to fix

Trend Micro antivirus has fixed a false positive affecting its Apex One endpoint security solution that caused Microsoft Edge updates to be tagged as malware and the Windows registry to be incorrectly modified.According to hundreds of customer reports that started streaming in earlier this week on the company's forum and on social networks, the fal
Publish At:2022-05-07 14:40 | Read:1129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology Virus

UK sanctions Russian microprocessor makers, banning them from ARM

The UK government added 63 Russian entities to its sanction list on Wednesday. Among them are Baikal Electronics and MCST (Moscow Center of SPARC Technologies), the two most important chip makers in Russia.The two sanctioned entities will now be denied access to the ARM architecture since Arm Ltd., the licensee, is based in Cambridge, England, and will have
Publish At:2022-05-07 14:40 | Read:1136 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Legal

Xbox is down worldwide with users unable to play games

Microsoft says the Xbox Live services are currently down in a major outage, impacting customers worldwide and preventing them from launching or buying games.According to user reports, the online gaming platform has been down for at least three hours, blocking them from playing both offline and cloud games."We're aware that some users are unable to purch
Publish At:2022-05-06 18:36 | Read:1849 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

NVIDIA fined for failure to disclose cryptomining sales boost

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Friday that it settled charges against multinational tech firm NVIDIA for "inadequate disclosures" of cryptomining's impact on its gaming business.Settled charges are linked to NVIDIA's failure to disclose that much of the company's gaming sales were boosted by cryptomining, with customers increasin
Publish At:2022-05-06 10:44 | Read:1184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology CryptoCurrency

SheetJS ditches npm registry over 2FA requirement and 'legal matters'

In a surprising move, the popular open source project, SheetJS aka "xlsx," has dropped support for the npm registry.Downloaded about 1.4 million times weekly on npm, SheetJS is relied upon by NodeJS developers looking to craft and parse Excel spreadsheets using nothing but JavaScript.The project's maintainer suggests that the decision to pull out o
Publish At:2022-05-06 06:48 | Read:1171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software Legal Technology

Google Docs crashes on seeing "And. And. And. And. And."

A bug in Google Docs is causing it to crash when a series of words are typed into a document opened with the online word processor.Once crashed, you may not be able to easily re-access the document as doing so would trigger the crash again.BleepingComputer was able to reproduce the issue last night and reached out to Google.Google told us it i
Publish At:2022-05-06 02:52 | Read:1322 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

FTC to force ISP to deploy fiber for 60K users to match speed claims

Image: Mika BaumeisterThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today proposed an order requiring Connecticut-based internet service provider Frontier Communications to stop "lying" to its customers and support its high-speed internet claims.According to the proposed order filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Frontier
Publish At:2022-05-05 14:40 | Read:1440 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Mitsubishi Electric faked safety and quality control tests for decades

Mitsubishi Electric, one of the world's leading manufacturers of large-scale electrical and HVAC systems has admitted to fraudulently conducting quality assurance tests on its transformers—for decades.Thousands of such improperly tested transformers were then shipped both within Japan and overseas.And it turns out, this isn't the first time M
Publish At:2022-05-04 06:48 | Read:1141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Conti, REvil, LockBit ransomware bugs exploited to block encryption

Hackers commonly exploit vulnerabilities in corporate networks to gain access, but a researcher has turned the table by finding exploits in the most common ransomware and malware being distributed today.Malware from notorious ransomware operations like Conti, the revived REvil, the newcomer Black Basta, the highly active LockBit, or AvosLocker, all came
Publish At:2022-05-03 18:36 | Read:1823 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology exploit ransomware

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