Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. While we sometimes use modem and router interchangeably when talking about our home internet hardware, these two devices are not the same thing. In fact, their roles are very different. So what is a modem? What’s a router? And
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Or so clams this vendor’s marketing Attempts to infect computers with ransomware and other malware over networks are decreasing, reckons infosec outfit Sonicwall. However, that may be because more and more attacks are tailored for individual, specific targets, rather than being spammed out, and thus not well detected by internet watchers and their honeypots. A
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Like many of its competitors, Xiaomi has spun the Poco sub-brand off into its own company, just in time for the launch of the Poco X2. The brand is of course well known because of the iconic Poco F1, but it has been well over a year since that model was launched. Poco is now
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Technical requirements file appears to include references to US biz’s other operations Analysis Suspicions have grown deeper that a lucrative contract to run Colombia’s .co registry was rigged to favor US-based operator Afilias, thanks to unusual references in one of the South American government’s official documents. The contract for trendy dot-co – beloved by startups
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Some Chinese technology firms are continuing to manufacture parts and products despite government calls across various cities and provinces for work to be halted as Being seeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus ravaging the country. Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies said on Monday it had resumed production of goods including consumer devices and
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Even Fulham Broadway is no sanctuary from The Curse Of Bork Bork!Bork!Bork! Those worrying about what befell the near-universally disliked Windows Vista will be delighted to know that its name persists on-screen in UK branches of phone flinger EE. Spotted in glamorous Fulham Broadway over the weekend by Register reader Julian, today’s entry in our
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C’est simple comme bonjour! Orange, France’s largest telecoms company, will use Nokia and Ericsson to deploy its 5G networks as pressure to ban Huawei from European networks mounts. The decision will please US authorities, who have pushed European allies to ban Huawei from their 5G infrastructure. Washington argues using the Chinese firm’s kit might enable
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Exploitable API blew away anonymity, abused by systems in Iran, Israel, Malaysia Twitter has admitted a flaw in its backend systems was exploited to discover the cellphone numbers of potentially millions of twits en masse, which could lead to their de-anonymization. In an advisory on Monday, the social network noted it had “became aware that
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Airtel Digital TV users on Monday were annoyed by being shown a service message containing a resolution code. The message that included a complaint number and a resolution code emerged randomly on the TV screens of various Airtel Digital TV customers. Several affected users posted messages on social media complaining about the issue. Separately, some
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US watchdog struggles to do its job over illegal sale of folks’ whereabouts It’s been nearly two years since it was first revealed that US cellular networks were selling real-time location data with inadequate safeguards. Late last week, after months of political pressure, the regulator in charge, the FCC, finally revealed the results of an
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In a bid to make it easier for users to have a conversation on the platform, digital payments player PhonePe has launched a new chat feature on the app. Through this feature, users can now request money or confirm the receipt of payment without having the need of any other messaging app. “PhonePe chat makes
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