Archive for November 2019

Cyber security of 5G networks

The EU’s cyber security agency ENISA has published “ENISA threat landscape for 5G Networks” report that draws an initial threat landscape and presents an overview of the challenges in the security of 5G networks. It presents 5G architecture, the identification of important assets, the assessment of threats affecting 5G, the identification of asset exposure and

In comics: Linux celebrates 28th birthday On 26 August 1991, Linus Torvalds announced hobby project that was supposed to better than Minix operating systems. The original plan was that Linux is going a free operating system, but just a hobby and won’t be big or professional like GNU. Linux turns 28 years old and together with GNU it has become

WRC 19 Wrap-up: Additional spectrum allocations agreed for IMT-2020 (5G mobile) WRC-19 identified additional globally harmonized (millimetre wave) frequency bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), including IMT-2020 (otherwise known as 5G mobile). Frequency bands 24.25-27.5 GHz, 37-43.5 GHz, 45.5-47 GHz, 47.2-48.2 and 66-71 GHz are allocated for the deployment of 5G networks. In total, 17.25 GHz of spectrum has been identified for IMT by the

The RIPE NCC has run out of IPv4 Addresses This announcement should not come as a surprise for network operators – IPv4 run-out has long been anticipated and planned for by the RIPE community. We have reached the end of the internet as we used to know it (IPv4). The cat has a cheeseburger. Rick Astley has given us up and let us

NE555 DIY organ electronics kit

To introduce  a kid to electronics I ordered  DIY NE555 Electronic Organ Teaching Kit kit from Banggood (cost around 3 Euros). They sell also many other similar kits, but this seemed to be good quality at decent price (around 3 Euro).  There was not much information on the product page other than product picture, circuit

Unix at 50

We are celebrating 50 years of Unix. For very many computer people Unix started it all. Some operating system elicit emotions of love and affection…. And Unix is one of them. Unix  is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix. Unix was originally meant to be a

Linux USB drivers reverse-engineering

Developer Ben Cox sets out to get old VGA capture cards working on a modern Linux build. Interesting read for people interested in Linux, USB and video technology. reports: Ben Cox Revives Epiphan’s VGA Capture Cards with Custom Reverse-Engineered Linux Driver Having picked up a bulk supply of VGA capture cards for pennies