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The big ISPs all lobbied hard against the net neutrality rules, but the CEO of every big ISP was on the record at least once saying that the net neutrality rules were not a big deal and that they could live with net neutrality. So why did the big carriers lobby so hard about what the FCC was doing?

VESA, which makes the DisplayPort spec, today announced a certification program aimed at helping consumers understand if a DisplayPort 2.0 cable, monitor, or video source can support the max refresh rates and resolutions the spec claims.

Over the past week, the Akamai researchers said, they have detected multiple DDoSes that used middleboxes precisely the way the academic researchers predicted. The attacks peaked at 11Gbps and 1.5 million packets per second.

The metaverse, as Microsoft Corp. and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. would have us call it, raises a remarkable prospect: For the first time, all of the technology giants are going to compete over the same turf.

A group of academics from the North Carolina State University and Dokuz Eylul University have demonstrated what they say is the “first side-channel attack” on homomorphic encryption that could be exploited to leak data as the encryption process is underway.

In a little-noticed report, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) concluded that after a multifaceted analysis, it is clear that “no single firm is ‘winning’ the 5G technology race.”

For several years, many within ICANN circles have raised concerns about the escalating nature of domain name system (DNS) abuse.

A Ukrainian security researcher this week leaked several years of internal chat logs and other sensitive data tied to Conti, an aggressive and ruthless Russian cybercrime group that focuses on deploying its ransomware to companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

A broad range of industry stalwarts, like Intel, AMD, Arm, TSMC, and Samsung, among others, introduced the new Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) consortium today with the goal of standardizing die-to-die interconnects between chiplets with an open-source design, thus reducing costs and fostering a broader ecosystem of validated chiplets.

The launch of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 5800X3D processors is close, but a new leak tells us that it might be just a couple of weeks away.

AT&T recently announced multi-gigabit broadband plans on its fiber connections. The company has priced 2-Gbps broadband at $110 per month and 5-Gbps broadband at $180.

There is another kind of spyware that is more prevalent and much more likely to affect the average person: the consumer-grade spyware apps that are controlled by everyday people.

Organizations leaked more than 6 million passwords, API keys, and other sensitive data — collectively known as development “secrets” — in 2021, doubling the number from the previous year, according to a new GitGuardian report published today.

FPGAs can be customized to accelerate key workloads and enable design engineers to adapt to emerging standards or changing requirements. They contain an array of programmable logic blocks, as well as a hierarchy of reconfigurable interconnects that allow blocks to be wired together to process specific functions.

Bootstrapping a DNSSEC delegation therefore requires that the parent has authenticated knowledge of these parameters. However, no standard for authenticated sharing of these parameters has emerged so far. This lack of protocol is a major obstacle for the widespread adoption of DNSSEC.