Day: September 8, 2020

Next-Gen Firewalls 101: Not Just a Buzzword

In a rare twist, “next-gen” isn’t just marketing-speak when it comes to next-gen firewalls, which function differently than traditional gear and may enable you to replace a variety of devices. …read more Source:: DarkReading

City of Hartford Postpones First Day of School After Ransomware Attack

Officials from the city of Hartford, Connecticut, were forced to postpone the first day of the new school calendar year after a ransomware infection impacted the city’s IT network. From a report: According to a statement published by Hartford Public Schools, the school district serving the city of Hartford, the ransomware attack impacted several of…

Google Chrome calculates your autoplay settings so you don’t have to – others disagree

We’ll just let muted videos autoplay on Chrome for Android because publishers can’t be stopped Google’s rules for when its Chrome browser allows and blocks the automatic playback of web audio and video have come under fire following a company developer’s decision not to address objections to the removal of autoplay blocking controls from Chrome…

Apple will begin producing 5G iPhones in mid-September, report says – CNET

Mass production is slated to take place between late September and early October, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft Fixes 129 Vulnerabilities for September’s Patch Tuesday

This month’s Patch Tuesday brought fixes for 23 critical vulnerabilities, including a notable flaw in Microsoft Exchange. …read more Source:: DarkReading

AT&T’s Current 5G Is Slower Than 4G In Nearly Every City Tested By PCMag

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T smartphone users who see their network indicators switch from “4G” to “5G” shouldn’t necessarily expect that they’re about to get faster speeds. In PCMag’s annual mobile-network testing, released today, 5G phones connected to AT&T got slower speeds than 4G phones in 21 out of 22…

Will Smith announces Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot on Peacock – CNET

The streaming service has approved two full seasons of the show. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday Packed with Critical RCE Bugs

The most concerning of the disclosed bugs would allow an attacker to take over Microsoft Exchange just by sending an email. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Verizon’s LTE speeds rival 5G speeds on AT&T and T-Mobile, analyst says – CNET

Verizon’s fastest median 5G download speed in the report was 255Mbps, compared to T-Mobile’s 83Mbps. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple asks court to make Epic pay damages in Fortnite lawsuit – CNET

The tech giant’s latest legal filing discusses size of the app store and money Epic’s made from Fortnite for iPhone and iPad. …read more Source:: CNet