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Italtel Awarded EU Funding To Advance 5G

Projects will leverage Italtelrsquo;s expertise in virtualization, the IoT and edge computingMilan, Italy, June 20, 2017 – Italtel – a leading telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions – today announced it will receive €1.150K in European Commission Research and Development (RD) funds for its role as one of the companies promoting three Horizon 2020 research projects.MATILDA, 5GCITY and 5G ESSENCE are all part of 5G-PPPrsquo;s Research... Source: RealWire

Honeypots and the Internet of Things

According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017.

Air Force grounds F-35A operations at training base after pilots suffered...

After pilots suffer "hypoxia-like symptoms," F-35As at one base are grounded.

Open Hub Med: Mediterranean data traffic consortium data centre goes live

London, UK, May 3, 2017 – Open Hub Med, the European technological consortium, has activated a data centre to make Italy the bridge between the internet networks of Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the rest of the world. One of the first members of the consortium, Interoute, has simultaneously activated its transmission systems present at the site, and is ready to receive requests for connectivity.

Fastweb and Retelit are pending the activation... Source: RealWire

Spam and phishing in Q1 2017

Although the beginning of Q1 2017 was marked by a decline in the amount of spam in overall global email traffic, in March the situation became more stable, and the average share of spam for the quarter amounted to 55.9%.

The US (18.75%) remained the biggest source of spam, followed by Vietnam (7.86%) and China (7.77%).

Hajime, the mysterious evolving botnet

Hajime (meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese) is an IoT worm that was first mentioned on 16 October 2016 in a public report by RapidityNetworks.
In this blogpost we outline some of the recent ‘improvements’ to Hajime, some techniques that haven’t been made public, and some statistics about infected IoT devices.

The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Your employer wants to hire top salespeople and is counting on HR to deliver the best.

There's the old-fashioned way: collect resumes, sort for keywords, check on social networks, get referrals and interview.But what about geotagging?[ Download the ...

Prysmian: contract to supply optical fibre to Tratos Cavi SPA, a...

Milan, 18 April, 2017 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, and Tratos, Italy’s number one manufacturer of fibre optic and copper telecom cables and energy and special cables, have signed a contract for the annual supply of Prysmian’s standard and special optical fibre to Tratos.

The fibre will be manufactured at Prysmian’s FOS — Fibre Ottiche Sud plant in Battipaglia, which every year produces 9 of the approximately... Source: RealWire

TIM And Italtel Modernize Voice Over IP Services For Poste Italiane

Infrastructure upgraded using Network Functions Virtualization logic, enabling innovative services and functionsMilan, 30 March 2017 – TIM, Italy’s leading ICT company, and Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), managed services and all-IP communication, have jointly designed and deployed - within a Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Imprese (temporary group of companies) in which TIM is the lead - an evolved Voice-over-IP (VoIP) infrastructure for Poste Italiane. Poste Italiane is Italy’s largest company operating... Source: RealWire

In-the-wild exploits ramp up against high-impact sites using Apache Struts

Hackers are still exploiting the bug to install malware on high-impact sites.

Photovoltaic polymer restores some vision to rats with retinal degeneration

The next generation of retinal implants doesn't require any external hardware.

Facebook stops location sharing in Italy after losing copyright suit

Court ordered Facebook to suspend the feature or pay 5,000 euros per day.