Day: July 8, 2020

Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to hold its first tunneling competition – CNET

Can you dig it? No seriously, can you? …read more Source:: CNet

Study Finds 15 Billion Stolen, Exposed Credentials in Criminal Markets

Data is fueling account takeover attacks in a big way, Digital Shadows says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

New Fraud Ring “Bargain Bear” Brings Sophistication to Online Crime

The ring tests the validity of stolen credentials to be used in fraud through an online marketplace. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Scrapped Cloud Initiative in China, ‘Sensitive Markets’

Google abandoned plans to offer a major new cloud service in China and other politically sensitive countries due in part to concerns over geopolitical tensions and the pandemic, Blloomberg reported Wednesday, citing two employees familiar with the matter, revealing the challenges for U.S. tech giants to secure business in those markets. From a report: In…

T-Mobile has thousands more 5G cities than Verizon and AT&T, Ookla says – CNET

The carrier has lit up more than 5,000 cities with 5G. Verizon and AT&T are on just 39 and 237, Ookla says. …read more Source:: CNet

More Malware Found Preinstalled on Government Smartphones

Researchers report the American Network Solutions UL40 smartphone comes with compromised apps. …read more Source:: DarkReading

As More People Return to Travel Sites, So Do Malicious Bots

Attacks against travel-related websites are on the rise as the industry begins to slowly recover from COVID-19, new data shows. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Microsoft launches new Together mode for video meetings, reminds everyone why Zoom rules the roost

If you have to play by Redmond’s strict rules people are likely to go elsewhere Video In an attempt to regain market share from Zoom in the pandemic world of video conferencing, Microsoft has launched a new “Together” mode for its Teams software.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results

Robinhood users buy and sell the riskiest financial products and do so more frequently than customers at other retail brokerage firms, but their inexperience can lead to staggering losses. From a report: Richard Dobatse, a Navy medic in San Diego, dabbled infrequently in stock trading. But his behavior changed in 2017 when he signed up…

Google forges Open Usage Commons to manage open-source project trademarks, lobs hot-potato Istio at it

Marks for Angular and Gerrit also handled by org designed to provide ‘guidance’ to industry Google says it has set up an organisation to provide guidance and advice on handling and protecting trademarks belonging to open-source projects.… …read more Source:: TheRegister