DDoS attacks hitting service providers hard

DDoS attacks hitting service providers hard

Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) are “significantly” on the rise, suggest a new report from F5 Labs. The same report also argues brute force attacks, although still present, are losing steam. In the past two years, DDoS attacks accounted for almost half (49 percent) of all cyberattacks, representing “by far the biggest threat” to […]

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Cisco routers have critical security flaws

Cisco routers have critical security flaws

No less than 19 vulnerabilities were discovered in popular low-cost routers with  tools for business users. These vulnerabilities would allow criminals to eavesdrop on conversations, initiate fraudulent phone calls, and even pivot further into the internal network. The flaws were discovered by security researchers at Tenable Research, who claim that Cisco VoIP adapters from the SPA100 Series were vulnerable […]

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New supercomputers look to uncover mysteries of the universe

New supercomputers look to uncover mysteries of the universe

Simulating how a galaxy is formed, or how a black hole gets created takes a lot of computational power. That’s why The Flatiron Institute, located in New York City, decided to partner up with Lenovo and Intel, in order to create an advanced machine capable of running such simulations. “Science should dominate our researchers’ time, […]

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5G could end up posing a major security risk

5G could end up posing a major security risk

Software issues, as well as vendor lock-in, are potential cybersecurity weak spots for telecommunications companies all over the world looking to integrate 5G, according to a new European report. The European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity issued a report earlier this week, which argues that, for 5G to work, telecommunications companies will increasingly […]

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