BSNL Asks Broadband Users to Change Passwords After Malware Attack Affects 2,000 Modems

August 18, 2017

State-owned telecom operator BSNL on Thursday said it has advised broadband users to change the default system password after a section of its broadband system was hit by a malware attack earlier this week. The malware attack impacted nearly 2,000 broadband modems, where subscribers had not changed default password “admin”. “The situation has been addressed to a great extent. We are advising customers that they should immediately change their passwords, and they should not…

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India to Have 600 Million Broadband Connections by 2020: Sinha

August 18, 2017

There were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the Internet penetration (Internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 percent in the country as on March 31, 2017, Communications Minister Manoj Sinhainformed Parliament on Friday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Sinha said the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that the government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100Mbps broadband connectivity to…

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BSNL Says Contained Malware Situation to a Large Extent

August 18, 2017

State-run telecom service provider BSNL on Monday said it has taken swift action for reconfiguring the affected modems and restoring the broadband services of a few thousand subscribers across the country who were affected on July 25 by external virus attack on their modems. The situation has “contained to a large extent and further efforts are on, to address the remaining complaints”, it added. “It is observed that, in the modems affected by attack,…

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ACT Fibernet Launch 150Mbps Broadband Speeds in Delhi, Revises Current Plans

August 18, 2017

Internet provider ACT Fibernet has announced the launch of up to 150Mbps broadband speed in Delhi, with starting Tuesday. Apart from introducing this high-speed Internet speed, the company has also announced that it will be revising its existing plans to provide users with more speed at the exact same cost as earlier plans. Starting from August 1, ACT Platinum plan will offer 150Mbps speed with a total of 600GB data transfer (300GB…

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Amazon Refunding Customers Who Bought Unverified Solar Eclipse Glasses

August 18, 2017

E-commerce giant Amazon is offering refunds to customers who purchased eclipse glasses from the platform and warned them not to use the spectacles to view the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21. The company began notifying the buyers about the “unverified” glasses on Saturday. Those who did not receive a recall email are safe to use the ones they purchased, CNET reported on Sunday. “We recommend that you do not use…

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Google, GoDaddy Boot Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer That Mocked Rally Victim

August 18, 2017

A leading neo-Nazi website was sporadically accessible Monday despite efforts by website registration companies Google and GoDaddy to oust it after it mocked the woman killed in a deadly attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Google said Monday that it was canceling the domain name registration of The Daily Stormer for violating its terms of service. The registration had moved there after GoDaddy tweeted late Sunday night that it had given The…

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Amazon Instant Pickup Launched, Shortening Delivery Times to Minutes

August 18, 2017

Amazon.com is rolling out US pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. The world’s largest online retailer has launched ‘Instant Pickup’ points around five college campuses, such as the University of California at Berkeley, it said on Tuesday. Amazon has plans to add the programme to more sites by the end of the year. Shoppers on…

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WannaCry ‘Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty to Kronos Malware Hacking Charges

August 18, 2017

A lawyer for a 23-year-old British computer security researcher accused of creating malware to attack the banking system on Monday called him a “hero” and predicted he would be “fully vindicated.” The lawyer’s remarks came after Marcus Hutchins – who three months ago found a “kill switch” to stem the spread of the devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak – pleaded not guilty to US charges of creating and distributing malicious software. Hutchins was arrested earlier…

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Paytm to Invest $5 Million to Address Needs of Shopkeepers

August 18, 2017

Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm Ecommerce, on Wednesday said it will support its shopkeepers to take on online retailers and will invest up to $5 million (roughly Rs. 32 crores) to address the needs of its partner retailers. “We will continue engaging with our partnered retailers to build our inclusion programme and enhance their businesses. This will create new jobs and further support our nation,” chief operating officer of Paytm Mall, Amit…

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Amazon Echo Dot, Prime Music Are Coming Soon to India

August 18, 2017

As Amazon extends its reach in India, in part betting on millions of smartphones it sells through its platform every year, the e-commerce giant is prepping to broaden its hardware strategy in the country. Amazon India plans to launch Echo Dot and Prime Music in the country later this year, people familiar with the matter have told Gadgets 360 in recent weeks. The launch, where the company would unveil both the Echo Dot and Prime Music,…

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