T-Mobile 5G home Internet: $60 a month, 100Mbps speeds, and no data cap

Enlarge / T-Mobile’s 5G home Internet gateway. (credit: T-Mobile) T-Mobile yesterday launched a $60-per-month 5G home Internet service, saying that it will generally provide download speeds of 50 to 100Mbps and upload speeds of 10 to 25Mbps. The $60 monthly price includes everything, T-Mobile said, promising, “No added taxes or fees. No equipment fees. No […]

How a VPN vulnerability allowed ransomware to disrupt two manufacturing plants

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Ransomware operators shut down two production facilities belonging to a European manufacturer after deploying a relatively new strain that encrypted servers that control a manufacturer’s industrial processes, a researcher from Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday. The ransomware, known as Cring, came to public attention in a January blog post. It takes […]

SpaceX to keep Starlink pricing simple, exit beta when network is “reliable”

Enlarge / SpaceX Starlink logo. (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images ) The Starlink broadband network will probably stick with one price instead of offering different tiers of service, SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell said yesterday. “I don’t think we’re going to do tiered pricing to consumers. We’re going to try to keep it […]

Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities

Enlarge / What’s happened to Russia’s flag? (credit: Sean Gladwell / Getty Images) Russia has implemented a novel censorship method in an ongoing effort to silence Twitter. Instead of outright blocking the social media site, the country is using previously unseen techniques to slow traffic to a crawl and make the site all but unusable […]

Yahoo Answers to end as Trump fans see plot to “silence conservatives”

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Thomas Hertwig | EyeEm) Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4, 2021, the Verizon-owned Yahoo announced this week. The 16-year-old question-and-answer service will enter read-only mode on April 20, preventing users from posting new questions or answering other users’ questions, Yahoo said. On the May 4 shutdown date, the […]

Malicious cheats for Call of Duty: Warzone are circulating online

Enlarge (credit: CHUYN / Getty Images) Criminals have been hiding malware inside publicly available software that purports to be a cheat for Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone, researchers with the game maker warned earlier this week. Cheats are programs that tamper with in-game events or player interactions so that users gain an unfair advantage over […]

Feds say hackers are likely exploiting critical Fortinet VPN vulnerabilities

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that advanced hackers are likely exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS VPN in an attempt to plant a beachhead to breach medium and large-sized businesses in later attacks. “APT actors may use these vulnerabilities or other common exploitation techniques to […]

Feds say man broke into public water system and shut down safety processes

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Federal prosecutors have indicted a Kansas man for allegedly logging into a computer system at a public water system and tampering with the process for cleaning and disinfecting customers’ drinking water. An indictment filed in US District Court for the District of Kansas said Wyatt A. Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, […]

North Korean hackers return, target infosec researchers in new operation

Enlarge In January, Google and Microsoft outed what they said was North Korean government-sponsored hackers targeting security researchers. The hackers spent weeks using fake Twitter profiles—purportedly belonging to vulnerability researchers—before unleashing an Internet Explorer zero-day and a malicious Visual Studio Project, both of which installed custom malware. Now the same hackers are back, a Google […]

Ubiquiti breach puts countless cloud-based devices at risk of takeover

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Network devices maker Ubiquiti has been covering up the severity of a data breach that puts customers’ hardware at risk of unauthorized access, KrebsOnSecurity has reported, citing an unnamed whistleblower inside the company. In January, the maker of routers, Internet-connected cameras, and other networked devices, disclosed what it said was “unauthorized […]