Daily Archives: June 18, 2019

Fraudulent domains are remaining active for longer

Domain fraud is a growing risk for businesses and consumers as cybercriminals register millions of domains to impersonate brands and major global events each year. As registering a domain requires little more than an internet connection, domain fraud is fairly simple to execute and researchers have even discovered fraudulent domain …

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Facebook WordPress plug-ins found to have zero-day flaw

Zero-day flaws which impact two of Facebook’s official WordPress plugins have been disclosed by a US-based cybersecurity firm including proof-of-concept (PoC) code that could be used by hackers to exploit the flaws and launch attacks against WordPress sites. The affected plugins include Messenger Customer Chat which shows a custom Messenger …

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Expensive spectrum puts European 5G at risk

The UK’s infamous auction of 3G spectrum in 2000 had lasting ramifications for the mobile industry. Intense competition between BT Cellnet, One2One, Orange, Three, and Vodafone resulted in an astonishing £22 billion spent on licences for airwaves that would power new mobile services. But as difficult as it is to …

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Sandvik created the world’s first 3D-printed diamond composite

Ask most people what words they associate with diamonds, and they’ll say “proposal”, “love”, “down on one knee” or “three months’ salary”.  But if you work in the mining industry—or if you’re a huge Minecraft nerd—diamond takes on a different meaning entirely. It’s the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth, …

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