25 Mar 2020

Apple Is Donating 9 Million Masks To Combat The Coronavirus

Apple has announced that it will donate 9 million N95 masks to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Apple is one of several tech companies to pitch in with donations as hospitals continue to report protective gear shortages. Vice President Mike Pence announced the donation on Tuesday during a press briefing. N95

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25 Mar 2020

WHO Targeted in Espionage Attempt, COVID-19 Cyberattacks Spike

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been targeted by cybercriminals in a series of attempted attacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New evidence also shows that the DarkHotel APT group has tried to infiltrate WHO’s networks to steal information from the organization, although it remains unclear what information the group was

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25 Mar 2020

Malware Found Hidden in Android Utility Apps, Children’s Games

Researchers have discovered a new malware family operating in 56 different apps previously available on Google’s Play Store. The applications have already been collectively downloaded almost a million times. The new malware, called Tekya, tries to commit mobile ad fraud by imitating user actions to click on malicious advertisements. Check

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25 Mar 2020

Apple blocks third-party cookies in Safari

Apple released Safari 13.1 yesterday, which included new updates to Safari’s Intelligence Tracking Prevention (ITP) privacy feature. The most major shift was that Apple products will now block all third-party cookies while in Safari by default. Apple’s latest move means that online advertisers and analytics firms will not be able

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24 Mar 2020

New Coronavirus Cases in the U.S. Rise Sharply; Wuhan to Get Lockdown Relief

Beginning April 8, healthy people will be able to leave Wuhan as China has reported very few new domestic infections over the past week. The decision marked a turn around for the city where the virus originated where at least 50,000 have been infected and the entire city has been

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24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Carmakers answer pleas to make medical supplies

Car manufacturers have answered government requests to begin producing ventilators and face masks in order to aid coronavirus efforts. On Monday, Fiat began to convert one of its car plants in China to begin producing roughly one million masks per month, stating that they are gearing up to start producing

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24 Mar 2020

Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus

Zororo Makamba, a Zimbabwean broadcaster, contracted COVID-19 in New York in late February and returned to Zimbabwe for treatment in early March. Makamba began to exhibit mild symptoms and was advised to self-isolate, however, the symptoms continued to get worse until he was hospitalized at Wilkins hospital, Harare’s only isolation

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24 Mar 2020

White House Launches Supercomputing Consortium to Fight COVID-19

The Trump administration has announced a new initiative geared towards helping researchers use a range of America’s powerful high-performance supercomputing resources to help accelerate new COVID-19 developments in terms of vaccines and medications. The initiative named the COVID-19 High Performace Computing Consortium, allows scientists to utilize one of 16 of

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24 Mar 2020

Waymo Halts All Automated Ride, Delivery And Trucking Services Over Coronavirus Concerns

Waymo, a self-driving tech unit that operates under Alphabet Inc., has announced that it is shutting down all of its current automated ride, delivery, and trucking systems until at least April 1. The move is reflective of a widespread movement of businesses shutting down to protect employees and curb the

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24 Mar 2020

Hackers Hijack Routers’ DNS to Spread Malicious COVID-19 Apps

Researchers have found that a new cyberattack campaign is hijacking router’s DNS settings, changing web browser display alerts that show fake COVID-19 information claiming to be an app controlled by the World Health Organization. However, behind the fraudulent app is Vidar information-stealing malware. Over the past five days, several users

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