Category: <span>Network</span>

Switch to LTE suggested by Verizon for battery life savings Verizon Wireless Customer Service sent out a tweet on the morning of February 28, 2021 that seems to suggest that 5G is causing issues with battery life. The Twitter post suggests that users that found their battery life was draining faster than normal could conserve […]

SolarWinds hack gives hackers access to thousands of companies Hackers were able to access emails and other secure information from the U.S. Treasury, Justice, Commerce, and other departments and agencies due to what Microsoft is calling the largest and most sophisticated attack that the world has ever seen. The hacking campaign targeted the SolarWinds Corporation, […]

How to Read the New 5G Names 5G is everywhere now, but if you look at all the names that go with 5G, i.e. 5Ge and 5G Ultra Capacity, it seems to come in a variety of flavors. The monikers applied to the various 5G options are company specific. Verizon is using the terms 5G […]

YouTube, Gmail, and other Google services experience outage In the early morning hours of December 14, 2020, Google suffered a major outage that affected the usability of Google services around the world. Services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Meet, and Google Maps were down for approximately 45 minutes while Google worked to correct things behind […]

Victims Receiving Cold-calls from Ransomware Hackers Recently, ransomware gangs have deployed another technique for harassing and adding additional pressure to get their victims to pay – by calling them on the phone. Once the hackers notice that the victim is trying to restore their system from backups, or add an antivirus software to their network, […]

Businesses and users experience havoc due to CenturyLink outage A CenturyLink outage led to a surprising 3.5% drop in global internet traffic. The outage was due to a technical misconfiguration issue in one of its data centers. The error involved both firewall and BGP routing and affected not only CenturyLink’s network, but also affected other […]

Lenovo NAS devices face hacker ransom scheme A hacker group that goes by ‘Cl0ud SecuritY’ is targeting Lenovo network-attached storage (NAS) devices, wiping them, and then demanding a ransom. The group is targeting old LenovoEMC NAS devices. LenovoEMC was formally known as Iomega. Ransom notes left in the devices are asking owners to pay between […]

Printers exposing their IPP port online face risk Non-profit research company, Shadowserver Foundation, recently published a warning about companies leaving their printers exposed online. In that report they found that 80,000 printers are exposing their Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) port online, which causes those printers to be at increased risk of hacking. Printers are leaking […]

You can now sign up to be a Starlink beta tester SpaceX now has over 500 Starlink low-earth orbit (LEO) internet satellites in orbit! As per SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, SpaceX needs about 400 Starlink satellites to provide minor coverage and 800 for moderate coverage. Well, with those 500+ satellites it seems that […]

It’s now possible to check your ISP’s use of security measures There is a new site that allows users to check on their internet service providers to see if they’re implementing basic security measures. The website named “Is BGP Safe Yet” allows users to test the safety of their ISP’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). The […]