Day: March 13, 2020

Europe Is Now the ‘Epicenter’ of the Coronavirus Pandemic, WHO Says

Europe has become the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as cases in China slow and the deadly coronavirus runs through Italy and nearby countries, World Health Organization officials said Friday. CNBC reports: “More cases are now being reported [in Europe] every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic,” WHO…

Coronavirus and online dating: How love seekers are coping with COVID-19 – CNET

This week on Love Syncs: Social distancing can make it tough to bring the romance, but humor helps. “Someone just asked me: ‘If coronavirus doesn’t take you out, can I?’” …read more Source:: CNet

Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft Board

Microsoft announced on Friday that Bill Gates is leaving the board. CNBC reports: “I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve — Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway — to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in…

See the emptiness as coronavirus pandemic closes stadiums, landmarks, schools – CNET

NCAA tourneys. Landmarks in Italy. Parliament in Spain. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, these spaces sit largely abandoned. …read more Source:: CNet

DDoS Attack Trends Reveal Stronger Shift to IoT, Mobile

Attackers are capitalizing on the rise of misconfigured Internet-connected devices running the WS-Discovery protocol, and mobile carriers are hosting distributed denial-of-service weapons. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple fans may think they can’t get viruses but Cupertino disagrees: WWDC 2020 dev summit goes online-only

Microsoft Build also pulls plug on physical conference Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June will become a World Wide Web-only event due to health concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Working from Home: COVID-19’s Constellation of Security Challenges

Organizations are sending employees and students home to work and learn — but implementing the plan opens the door to more attacks, IT headaches and brand-new security challenges. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Coronavirus updates: Trump declares national emergency, Disneyland and Disney World close – CNET

Latest COVID-19 updates: Trump declares a national emergency; Disneyland, Disney World and Disneyland Paris close through March. …read more Source:: CNet

WordPress Plugin Bug in Popup Builder Threatens 100K Websites

The high-severity flaw allows malicious code injection into website pop-up windows. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Pentagon ‘Wishes To Reconsider’ $10 Billion JEDI Contract Given To Microsoft

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN Business: The U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday said it wishes to re-evaluate its decision to award the Pentagon’s multibillion-dollar cloud contract with Microsoft, signaling a potential victory for Amazon in its protest of the award. The department “wishes to reconsider its award decision in response to…