YouTube is down, and the internet doesn’t know what to do, please don’t call the police. The video platform was inaccessible on Tuesday night, either showing a server error, a blank page, or broken images when people tried to load the website.
Google’s Chrome browser turns 10 today, and in its short life it has introduced a lot of radical changes to the web. From popularizing auto-updates to aggressively promoting HTTPS web encryption, the Chrome security team likes to grapple with big, conceptual problems.
Comcast and Xfinity suffered the biggest service interruptions across its internet, cable, and landline products. The company, which has more than 29 million business and individual customers, said on Friday that the outages stemmed from fiber optic cables at two internet infrastructure companies that were cut or otherwise disrupted.
Comcast and Xfinity users across the country Friday found themselves without working internet, and some were without television as well. Thousands of reports of the outage appeared on the website Down Detector and more than half of them said users were experiencing issues with their internet, another 15 percent of reports were of a “total blackout.”
The Wi-Fi Alliance says that WPA3’s SAE is resistant to offline dictionary attacks where an attacker tries to guess a Wi-Fi network’s password by trying various passwords in a quick succession.
A bug in how cable and internet giant Frontier reset account passwords allowed anyone to take over user accounts.