Networking

NjRat secures top spot as most active network malware in 2017

[ad_1] File Photo Researchers have compiled a list of the most common malware variants which may be active on networks today. On Tuesday, security professionals from AlienVault posted the results of research into the top 10 malware threats that were recorded as active on networks in 2017, which includes a range of Trojans, ransomware, and malware which is tailored for ...

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Telstra backs two more subsea cables

[ad_1] The two new subsea cable systems (Image: Telstra) Telstra has announced investing in two new Pacific submarine cable systems connecting Hong Kong with the West Coast of the United States, which the telco said would deliver lower latency than the currently used Asia-America Gateway (AAG). The new Hong Kong Americas (HKA) subsea cable will land in both Morro Bay ...

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FCC chairman proposes $500M in funding for rural broadband

[ad_1] FCC chairman Ajit Pai. (Image: file photo) FCC chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday proposed an order with fellow commissioners to provide $500 million in additional funding for rural broadband deployment. In a statement, Pai said the additional funding would go to cooperatives and small rural carriers to subsidize deployment. The order also adds “strong new” rules to prevent abuse ...

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Net neutrality showdown: Now Mozilla and 21 states sue FCC over internet freedom

[ad_1] Video: Net Neutrality is gone. Welcome to the Biased Net A coalition of 22 attorneys general have filed a lawsuit requesting that an appeals court in Washington DC overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to abolish Obama-era net neutrality rules. Previously, the FCC oversaw net neutrality rules that prevented ISPs from selectively slowing down internet traffic to different sites. ...

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Google releasing fix for Chromecast Wi-Fi crashes

[ad_1] CNET/ CBS Interactive Google on Wednesday said it will release an update Jan. 18 to fix a bug in Cast software on Android phones that dramatically slows down WiFi networks. Reports have been circulating this week the Google Home Max speaker can knock the TP-Link Archer C7 router offline. In a support page, Google explains a bug caused the ...

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Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

[ad_1] TE SubCom’s Responder ship (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has now reached the halfway point of its rollout across the Pacific Ocean, with the 15,000km subsea cable to connect Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. More than half of the 15,000km submarine cable system has ...

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Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android

[ad_1] Video: 10 steps to bulletproof your digital life Switzerland-based encrypted-email provider ProtonMail has released a version of its VPN, called ProtonVPN, for Android. ProtonVPN is from the same developers at CERN who built ProtonMail, a web-based email service that offers end-to-end encryption between ProtonMail users. The company launched the desktop version of ProtonVPN in June and reckons it has ...

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Kogan.com in a 'brilliant position' for NBN: Ruslan Kogan

[ad_1] Kogan.com will be launching its National Broadband Network (NBN) service within a few months, with CEO and founder Ruslan Kogan telling ZDNet during CES 2018 that it will have “incredibly attractive” prices across all speed tiers. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products ...

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Alibaba neural network defeats human in global reading test

[ad_1] Alibaba says its deep neural network model has outscored humans in a global reading test, paving the way for the underlying technology to reduce the need for human input. The Chinese tech giant’s research unit, Institute of Data Science of Technologies (IDST), said it had developed a deep-learning model that attained a score of 82.44 in Exact Match on ...

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