• Novel fast-beam-switching transceiver takes 5G to the next level
    Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and NEC Corporation have jointly developed a 28-GHz phased-array transceiver that supports efficient and reliable 5G communications. The proposed transceiver outperforms previous designs in various regards by adapting fast beam switching and a leakage cancelation mechanism.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-11
  • Study compares the four largest internet meganetworks
    In recent months, people have reported seeing a parade of star-like points passing across the night sky. The formation is not extraterrestrial, or even astrophysical in origin, but is in fact a line of satellites, recently launched by SpaceX, that will eventually be joined by many more to form Starlink,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-11
  • Russia fines Facebook, Telegram over banned content
    Russian authorities on Thursday ordered Facebook and the messaging app Telegram to pay steep fines for failing to remove banned content, a move that could be part of growing government efforts to tighten control over social media platforms amid political dissent.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-10
  • How rain, wind, heat and other weather can affect your internet connection
    When your Netflix stream drops out in the middle of a rainstorm, can you blame the wild weather?... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-10
  • NCCoE preliminary draft report on ransomware risk management
    The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a new preliminary draft report, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Interagency or Internal Report (NISTIR) 8374, Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Ransomware Risk Management.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-10
  • Closing the digital divide by smoothing the breaks in broadband access data
    High-speed internet access has gone from an amenity to a necessity for working and learning from home, and the COVID-19 pandemic has more clearly revealed the disadvantages for American households that lack a broadband connection.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-10
  • Global internet outage points to weakness of the cloud infrastructure, says expert
    After the massive internet outage Tuesday that shut down websites and apps across the world, Virginia Tech computer scientist Ali Butt says the incident points to the weakness of the cloud infrastructure upon which many prominent websites are built.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-10
  • Largest password data breach in history has been leaked online
    Back in 2009, threat actors hacked into the website servers of social app RockYou, accessing over 32 million user passwords stored in plaintext. Now, in what appears to be the largest data breach in history, attackers have compromised 262 times as many passwords. With 3.2 billion leaked passwords from multiple... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-09
  • Fastly global internet outage: What happened, and what is a CDN, anyway?
    If you were having difficulty accessing your favorite website on Tuesday evening Australian time, you're not alone. A jaw-dropping number of major websites around the globe suddenly became unavailable with no immediately obvious explanation—before reappearing an hour later.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-09
  • Fastly blames global internet outage on software bug
    Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-09
  • EXPLAINER: Just how vulnerable is the internet?
    An outage at a little-known firm that speeds up access to websites knocked a lot of top internet destinations offline on Tuesday, disrupting business and leisure for untold millions globally. The problem was quickly resolved. The company, Fastly, blamed a configuration error in its technology.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-08
  • Tough fight looms against ransomware 'epidemic'
    The latest wave of ransomware attacks hitting the United States and globally portends a difficult battle against hackers, even as government and the private sector ramp up defenses.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-08
  • Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage
    Dozens of websites went down briefly around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain's government home page, after an outage at the cloud computing service Fastly, illustrating how vital a small number of behind-the-scenes companies have become to running the internet.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-08
  • Study shows AI-generated fake reports even fool experts
    If you use such social media websites as Facebook and Twitter, you may have come across posts flagged with warnings about misinformation. So far, most misinformation—flagged and unflagged—has been aimed at the general public. Imagine the possibility of misinformation—information that is false or misleading—in scientific and technical fields like cybersecurity,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-08
  • India warns Twitter to comply with new IT rules
    India on Saturday issued "one last notice" to Twitter to comply with new IT regulations that the social media giant says threaten privacy guarantees.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-05