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a mysterious hacker group is eavesdropping on corporate email and ftp traffic

Image: DrayTek, ZDNet TechRepublic Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax): A cheat sheet Read MoreSince at least early December 2019, a mysterious hacker group has been taking over DrayTek enterprise routers to eavesdrop on FTP and email traffic inside corporate networks, Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 said today.In a report published on the blog of its network security division Netlab, Qihoo said its researchers detected two different threat actors, each exploiting a different zero-day vulnerability in DrayTek ...

network of fake qr code generators will steal your bitcoin

Image via PIRO4D See alsoA network of Bitcoin-to-QR-code generators has stolen more than $45,000 from users in the past four weeks, ZDNet has learned.The nine websites provided users with the ability to enter their Bitcoin address, a long string of text where Bitcoin funds are stored, and convert it into a QR code image they could save on their PC or smartphone.Today, it's a common practice to share a Bitcoin address as a QR code and request a payment from another person. The receiver scans th...

we've seen the future, and it's slime

Flow is an emerging design paradigm for business success in today's ever-changing world. Research has shown that all flow-based designs​ share seven principles: Connection, distribution, integration, autonomy, mobility, continuity and holistic success. A lesson from 2020 is that all businesses must be digital. And digital businesses that apply flow-based principles will be well-positioned for sustainable growth.

quantum entanglement breakthrough could boost encryption, secure communications

A team of researchers has published details of a new way to reliably create particles that are well-suited to use in quantum communications, which could lead to the unhackable communication protocols that have long been pitched as one of the most useful applications of the technology. InnovationThe scientists generated entangled photons, a method which applies one of the most intriguing properties of quantum physics. Entanglement is a phenomenon which occurs when two quantum particles become in...

brazil introduces surveillance tech to slow the spread of coronavirus

Governments across Brazil are looking to roll out a system developed that uses geolocation tracking to support actions around the lockdowns intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. Brazilian startup InLoco develops the geolocation technology, which is normally used by companies from sectors such as retail, to securely target and engage with users without the need to share personal information. Users are geotracked through a location map that doesn't use GPS or beacons, which InLoco claims to be...

apple launches covid-19 screening website and app

Apple, in partnership with the White House-led Coronavirus Task Force, CDC, and FEMA, have launched a new website and app that will provide a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms. Must read:These common home appliances can dramatically slow down your internet speedThe website and app offer a step-by-step questionnaire relating to current health, recent travel, and possible contact with COVID-19 patients, and offers advice on what to do next and what to look out for. The website and app also hav...

skype, whatsapp and facetime for consultations is fine, nhs tells doctors as it ramps up video conferencing

The NHS is speeding up the roll-out of video consultation services to doctors in a bid to reduce face-to-face contact with patients during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.The UK's health service said it was essential to reduce contact to protect patients and staff, and to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection. As most people are now staying at home, the NHS also needs to support doctors to care for people remotely.SEE: Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemicNHSX, NHS England a...

apple's going to put a notch on your macbook? is nothing sacred?

Now you can't see it, soon you will. / Getty Images It was the hideous sacrilege that launched a thousand screams of horror.There was a rending of garments -- especially black, designer garments.Must-see offer Customize your new MacBook Air Every new Mac purchase from Apple comes with one year of Apple TV+, too.Read MoreWhen the notch came to the iPhone X, it was as if Apple was spitting at its own customers. Elegant, minimal design was dead. Crass utilitarianism had won.Then again, Apple itsel...

microsoft: first preview of powershell 7.1 for windows, linux and macos is out

Microsoft has released a new preview of PowerShell 7.1, its automation tool and scripting language for Windows, Linux, and macOS. DeveloperThe new preview builds on and fills in some features that didn't make it into PowerShell 7, which became generally available earlier in March and is the successor to PowerShell Core 6.x. The 7.1 preview contains new modules and tooling that the PowerShell team are working on, but the features aren't guaranteed to arrive when it ships, which should be about a...

it wasn't just you: why google suffered widespread outages

Well, wasn't that fun? For about two hours, Google and its main services, such as Gmail, Google Docs, and YouTube were down for US East coast users. So, what happened?Top Cloud Providers Top cloud providers in 2020: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, hybrid, SaaS players The cloud computing race in 2020 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves...

visual studio 2019: now intellisense linter for c++ programming language cleans up code

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 Preview 2 of the integrated development environment (IDE) with a new IntelliSense linter to help C++ developers efficiently clean up code. It's also released a new preview update of Blazor WebAssembly for Visual Studio. The new C++ linter for Microsoft's code completion tool IntelliSense checks code on the go, using squiggly lines to highlight problems and Lightbulb actions for suggested fixes. To keep the feature fast, IntelliSense focuses...

uk police criticized for using drones to publicly shame walkers in coronavirus lockdown

UK police officers are being criticized for using drones in remote areas to find individuals potentially flouting the recently-imposed lockdown rules in the fight against COVID-19. The UK government has implemented what may be deemed a "soft" version of a lockdown. The general public is permitted to leave their homes once a day for exercise and they are also allowed to make crucial grocery shopping trips, to pick up medication, and travel for "essential" work purposes. See also: How to track th...

calling in the cavalry: amazon may deliver covid-19 test kits

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has hinted that his company's network may be put to use delivering tests for the coronavirus. On Thursday, the chief executive published an Instagram post saying that he had enjoyed a "good call" with the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the subject of the COVID-19 and the global response to the outbreak of the respiratory illness. At the time of writing, there are over 542,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The United States ha...

coronavirus: this tiny country is posting the names and locations of quarantined citizens

In an effort to curb the coronavirus outbreak, authorities in the tiny Balkan country of Montenegro have chosen a drastic course of action.The government is publishing lists containing the personal data of self-quarantined citizens who are thought to have come into contact with the potentially deadly COVID-19 coronavirus.latest developments Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to th...

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