Day: April 10, 2020

Apple, Google Team on Coronavirus Tracking – Sparking Privacy Fears

Apple and Google announced that decentralized Bluetooth technology will soon be rolled out for coronavirus contact tracing. The privacy implications are worrisome for some. …read more Source:: Threatpost

WooCommerce Falls to Fresh Card-Skimmer Malware

The payment-card stealer differs from typical malware targeting WordPress-based e-commerce environments. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Postal Service Warns of $22 Billion Hole From Coronavirus

The U.S. Postal Service is facing a precipitous decline in mail volume and billions of dollars in additional losses as it operates during the pandemic, where hundreds of its workers have fallen sick and a dozen have died from the coronavirus. The Wall Street Journal reports: The quasigovernmental agency, which operates as part of the…

Guess what’s heading to trial? IBM and its tactic of yoinking promised commissions after sales reps seal the deal

Paradoxical contact that isn’t a contract fails to satisfy judge IBM’s practice of promising its sales reps commission rates it can lower at any time, particularly after a sale is finally inked, may soon face a jury.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

SFO Hit by Web Compromise

Web app credentials were stolen in attacks on two airport websites. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Best running shoes for 2020 – CNET

When the time comes to trade out your trainers, these running shoes are your best bet. …read more Source:: CNet

Snowden Warns Governments Are Using Coronavirus To Build ‘The Architecture of Oppression’

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vice: Snowden is the first guest in the new ‘Shelter in Place’ series debuting on VICE TV on Thursday at 10 p.m. EST, which looks at the global response to COVID-19 and its lasting impact around the world. VICE co-founder Shane Smith will discuss these themes, as well…

Aston Martin designing new protection for health care workers – Roadshow

The British luxury carmaker also has face shields and gowns going into production for those on the coronavirus front lines. …read more Source:: CNet

Record-size Hole Opens in Ozone Layer Above the Arctic

A rare hole has opened up in the ozone layer above the Arctic, in what scientists say is the result of unusually low temperatures in the atmosphere above the north pole. From a report: The hole, which has been tracked from space and the ground over the past few days, has reached record dimensions, but…

This machine-learning upstart trained software to snare online drug dealers. Now it’s going after fake coronavirus test equipment peddlers

US govt-funded outfit hopes to kill off web quackery that puts us all at risk Machine-learning software to snare scammers hawking fake COVID-19 test kits on social media is being built by a tiny startup funded by the US National Institutes of Health.… …read more Source:: TheRegister