Day: April 6, 2020

Microsoft: Emotet Attack Shut Down an Entire Business Network

The infection started with a phishing email and spread throughout the organization, overheating all machines and flooding its Internet connection. …read more Source:: DarkReading

US Schools Are Banning Zoom and Switching To Microsoft Teams

After many schools adopted Zoom to conduct online lessons during the coronavirus lockdown, concerns about security and privacy have led to a ban on the video conferencing software across the U.S. BetaNews reports: The chancellor of New York City’s Department of Education Richard A Carranza sent an email to school principals telling them to “cease…

Quibi: All the shows you can watch and when – CNET

Quibi is live, and its big-name stars are ready for streaming. So WTF can you actually watch on it? …read more Source:: CNet

Remember Tapplock, the ‘unbreakable’ smart lock that was allergic to screwdrivers? The FTC just slapped it down for ‘deceiving’ folks

And you can still open its improved version with a strong magnet The manufacturer that claimed its Bluetooth-connected fingerprint-reading smart lock was “unbreakable,” only to find it being opened in seconds by someone armed with nothing more than a mount and a screwdriver, has been slapped down by a US watchdog.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Disney launches Magic Moments website to fill the Disneyland void – CNET

Disney Magic Moments has videos from rides and parades, story time with actors and the new Frozen digital series. …read more Source:: CNet

Experiment Finds That Gravity Still Works Down To 50 Micrometers

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via Ars Technica: To make small-scale gravity measurements, researchers rely on conceptually simple experiments: measure the changes in rotational speed of an oscillating disc that is subject to a periodically changing gravitational force. The periodic force is supplied by a spinning disc. Both discs have wedges…

FBI Threatens ‘Zoom Bombing’ Trolls With Jail Time

The FBI is cracking down on the practice of Zoom bombing, saying the hijacking of web conferences can be punishable by jail time. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Mozilla scrambles to plug two Firefox holes exploited in the wild by hackers to hijack victims’ computers

Update now before it’s too late Mozilla has released security updates for its Firefox browser in conjunction with a US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advisory warning that critical vulnerabilities in the browser are being actively exploited.… …read more Source:: Register

Track your stress with a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, now just $199 – CNET

Life during a pandemic can dial up your anxiety. Here’s a watch that can monitor your stress level, and right now it’s 30% off. …read more Source:: CNet

UK Government Encourages Social Distancing With In-Game Health Messages

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is using advertisements in mobile games to encourage social distancing. CNET reports: The message “Stay Home. Save Lives” has begun to appear in popular games like Candy Crush Saga, Sniper Elite 4, Dirt Rally 2.0 and Farm…