Tag: ISP

What Is Community-Built Broadband?

With an increasing amount of centralization in the telecommunications and ISP world, coupled with the FCC’s recent ruling against net neutrality, more communities are pushing back. The fact of the matter is that, while it may seem like there is no alternative to ISPs and their growing monopolies, broadband can be more decentralized, even without competition between large players in the sector. So, the question is, what is community-built broadband …
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Unknown Russian ISP Rerouted Internet Traffic for Major US Companies

Every now and then, something unusual happens on the internet which no one can explain. Earlier this week, a lot of web traffic destined for major sites and platforms was routed through Russian servers for some unknown reason. This did not affect users directly, as they were still able to access the information requested. However, it seems something went wrong with the Border Gateway Protocol, and no one knows for …
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BricketBot Author Claims Responsibility for Indian ISP Attack

We have touched upon BirkcerBot malware several times already this year. This particular malware is quite nasty as it infects IoT devices and effectively renders them useless. It now appears that the developer of this malware has claimed responsibility for bricking as many as 60,000 Indian modems over the past few months. That is quite a bold claim, but it seems that there is some truth to it after all. BrickerBot Is …
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FCC Approves Rule Forcing ISPs To Respect User Privacy

For once, a new set of positive rules regarding consumer privacy has been approved. The FCC approved the new ruling requiring ISPs to obtain permission from users before they can gather or use personal information. This is a big step forward for privacy advocates and a positive trend for consumers all over the world. Additionally, there will be more transparency regarding how customer data is used, and who it is …
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