Charter, Comcast do not have first Modification right to discriminate, court guidelines

Charter, Comcast do not have first Modification right to discriminate, court...

Enlarge / Entertainment Studios Networks founder Byron Allen at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 26, 2018, in Universal City, California. A US appeals court ruling today said that cable companies do not have a First Amendment right to discriminate against minority-run TV channels. Charter, the second-largest US cable company after Comcast, was sued in January…
Database leakage exposes countless two-factor codes and reset links sent out by SMS

Database leakage exposes countless two-factor codes and reset links sent out...

Enlarge / 2FA via SMS happens worldwide, all. Millions of SMS text messages—many containing one-time passcodes, password reset links, and plaintext passwords—were exposed in an Internet-accessible database that could be read or monitored by anyone who knew where to look, TechCrunch has reported. The discovery comes after years of rebukes from security practitioners that text…
Google decreases after significant BGP incident paths traffic through China

Google decreases after significant BGP incident paths traffic through China

Google lost control of several million of its IP addresses for more than an hour on Monday in an event that intermittently made its search and other services unavailable to many users and also caused problems for Spotify and other Google cloud customers. While Google said it had no reason to believe the mishap was…
Working out with ISPs: Do not accept high speed rate walkings without a battle

Working out with ISPs: Do not accept high speed rate walkings...

Getty Images | Westend61 We've all been there. You've been paying an annoyingly large sum for Internet and/or TV service each month for the past couple of years, and suddenly your ISP tells you it's time to pay even more. Your promotional rate has expired, and now you'll have to pay the "real" price of…
Russian authorities: Nope, we can’t complete repairing the provider Kuznetsov

Russian authorities: Nope, we can’t complete repairing the provider Kuznetsov

Enlarge / MURMANSK, RUSSIA - Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov at the PD-50 floating dry dock of Shipyard 82. Russian officials have now acknowledged that the October 29 accident involving Russia’s only aircraft carrier and largest floating dry dock has made continuing the refit of the ship impossible. The dry dock, the PD-50, was the…
Get your code in RunCode, the online shows and pwning extravaganza

Get your code in RunCode, the online shows and pwning extravaganza

Enlarge / Want to flex your coding and hacking skills but can't get to a con? RunCode is for you. Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz, an online coding “capture the flag” (CTF) contest originally developed as an on-site competition for colleges and training events. Paid for entirely out of their own…
Get your code on in RunCode, the online shows and pwning extravaganza

Get your code on in RunCode, the online shows and pwning...

Enlarge / Want to flex your coding and hacking skills but can't get to a con? RunCode is for you. Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz, an online coding “capture the flag” (CTF) contest originally developed as an on-site competition for colleges and training events. Paid for entirely out of their own…
Authorities decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking expensive IronChat crypto app

Authorities decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking expensive IronChat crypto app

Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted more than 258,000 messages sent using IronChat, an app billed as providing end-to-end encryption that was endorsed by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. In a statement published Tuesday, Dutch police said officers achieved a “breakthrough in the interception and decryption of encrypted communication” in an investigation into…
AT&T steps up copyright enforcement, kicks clients off network

AT&T steps up copyright enforcement, kicks clients off network

Enlarge / The entrance to an AT&T store in San Francisco, California. Getty Images | Robert Alexander AT&T is terminating the broadband service of more than a dozen customers who were accused multiple times of copyright infringement, according to a report by Axios today. "It's the first time AT&T has discontinued customer service over piracy…
Ajit Pai knocks Sprint, Charter, and CenturyLink for bad robocall effort

Ajit Pai knocks Sprint, Charter, and CenturyLink for bad robocall effort

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality rules. Getty Images | Alex Wong Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai yesterday criticized Sprint, Charter, CenturyLink, and four other phone providers for not committing to adopt a new system for blocking…
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