Nokia rolls out its first ‘petabit-class’ router

With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years or so, according to recent estimates from Nokia and Cisco Systems, Nokia thinks the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six—and even help 10-year-old devices to double their capacity.

Nokia predicts that by 2022, total internet traffic will reach 330 exabytes per month. (That’s 330 million terabytes). For its part, Cisco forecasts it will grow at 24 percent per year from a base of 96 exabytes per month in 2016 to 278 exabytes per month in 2021.

Enter Nokia’s FP4

Nokia’s answer to that is a new chip, the FP4, which can process up to 2.4 terabits per second. It’s based on the FP3 chip Nokia already uses, but combines several of them into a single package.

Cell phone surveillance countermeasure.

Researchers have created a device using off-the-shelf components that can sniff out controversial cell phone surveillance devices, known as IMSI-catchers or StingRays, used by federal and state law enforcement as well as hackers.
The International Mobile Subscriber Identity-catchers have not only been used to locate mobile devices but also to sometimes eavesdrop on users, send spam or upload malware, according to University of Washington (UW) security researchers.

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How To Decrypt Your Files If You’ve Been Hit By WannaCry

A group of security researchers have created a tool that can help users hit by the massive WannaCry ransomware attack decrypt their files without paying the ransom or wiping their device.

The tool, named Wanakiwi, is capable of defeating the WannaCry ransomware, which encrypts a user’s files and demands a payment made in Bitcoin in order for the victim to regain access to their machine.

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