Multi-purpose attack Thingbots "threaten internet stability and human life"

14 January 2019

Thingbots can be co-opted by hackers to become part of a botnet of networked things.

Thingbots can be co-opted by hackers to become part of a botnet of networked things.

IoT devices are now the top attack target for cyber criminals, surpassing web and application services and email servers, according to new research by F5 Networks.

“IoT devices already outnumber people and are multiplying at a rate that far outpaces global population growth,’ says David Warburton, senior EMEA threat research evangelist at F5. 

“Increasingly, lax security control could endanger lives as, for example, cellular-connected IoT devices providing gateways to critical infrastructures are compromised.”

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One-year countdown begins on the ‘death’ of Windows 7

14 January 2019

When asked how much of their organisation has successfully migrated to Windows 10, less than 20 per cent of all those surveyed said it was 100 per cent completed.

When asked how much of their organisation has successfully migrated to Windows 10, less than 20 per cent of all those surveyed said it was 100 per cent completed.

With exactly one year to go until Microsoft ends support for its ten-year-old operating system Windows 7, as many as 43 per cent of enterprises are still running the outdated platform.

That's according to the Death of Windows 7 report from enterprise content delivery firm Kollective.

The study examines the potential costs and security threats involved in staying on Windows 7 after Microsoft's support deadline passes.

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CCS helps deliver gigabit network for government-backed 5G Smart Tourism project

14 January 2019

The vendor's Metnet 60GHz radios have been installed on existing street furniture across Bath city centre.

The vendor's Metnet 60GHz radios have been installed on existing street furniture across Bath city centre.

A trial network that uses unlicensed 'millimetre wave' frequencies has gone live in Bath.

It features radios from Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS). Each of these is said to deliver 12Gbps as part of a gigabit backhaul network to support interactive 5G smart tourism applications using AR and VR technologies.

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The world's fastest supercomputer's theoretical peak performance.

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Day rates for freelance cyber security experts?

p12, Feature, Dec 2018 issue

35p

The starting prices per user for some courses available from Staff Skills Training.

Network knowledge, p15, Dec 18 issue