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Title: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 22, 2020, 07:45:00 AM
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Mapping 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University)
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Responding to COVID-19 together
https://news.microsoft.com/covid-19-response/

Join Avast in supporting Folding@home and the search for answers on COVID-19
https://blog.avast.com/help-the-fight-against-covid-19-by-joining-the-foldinghome-project
https://www.avast.com/folding-at-home

Edit: Updated the initial post with important info.

Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 22, 2020, 10:19:07 AM
Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-disinformation/russia-deploying-coronavirus-disinformation-to-sow-panic-in-west-eu-document-says-idUSKBN21518F
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: abruptum on March 22, 2020, 12:50:26 PM
Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-disinformation/russia-deploying-coronavirus-disinformation-to-sow-panic-in-west-eu-document-says-idUSKBN21518F

These Russians...are they under your bed right now ?

I don't trust western news sources .They lied so many times. They lied us into wars . At this point they are just russophobic neolibcon warmongering propaganda.

  https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on March 22, 2020, 01:13:27 PM
Dear global avast-users,

What is very bad during all this, is that MS and Google,
so actually all of Silicon Valley and Silicon Forest leaves us out in the cold for now.

No more browser updates and patches coming
(developers stay at home/work from home during lock-down, and major companies are rather afraid of espionage).
The economic damage done here in Europe is beyond belief.

YouTube video quality downgraded 25% because of higher demand.
Firefox allowing weak TLS for corona-websites.  :o

We should step up security in these uncertain circumstances with a common threat, not  weaken it.
Cybercriminals and provocative state actors are just waiting round the corner to take advantage of such a situation.
ransomware and fraud flourish as never before.

The fabric of our known societies starts to come loose at the seams.
Let us all be vigilant.
Stay in-doors, keep your distance, the young should take care of the elderly.

Stay digitally safe and secure,

polonus (volunteer 3rd party cold recon website security analyst and website error-hunter)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Pondus on March 22, 2020, 02:17:09 PM
Dear global avast-users,

What is very bad during all this, is that MS and Google,
so actually all of Silicon Valley and Silicon Forest leaves us out in the cold for now.

No more browser updates and patches coming
(developers stay at home/work from home during lock-down, and major companies are rather afraid of espionage).
The economic damage done here in Europe is beyond belief.

YouTube video quality downgraded 25% because of higher demand.
Firefox allowing weak TLS for corona-websites.  :o

We should step up security in these uncertain circumstances with a common threat, not  weaken it.
Cybercriminals and provocative state actors are just waiting round the corner to take advantage of such a situation.
ransomware and fraud flourish as never before.

The fabric of our known societies starts to come loose at the seams.
Let us all be vigilant.
Stay in-doors, keep your distance, the young should take care of the elderly.

Stay digitally safe and secure,

polonus (volunteer 3rd party cold recon website security analyst and website error-hunter)
Now we have time to read a book   ;)


Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 22, 2020, 02:22:26 PM
"No we have time to read a book"
I can spend all day in front of a computer screen but, when I pick up a book, magazine or newspaper,
I'll be asleep in 5 min. or less.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on March 22, 2020, 02:26:10 PM
That depends on what you are reading, bob3160,

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Pondus on March 22, 2020, 02:39:24 PM
Or i can shoot my airguns. hmmm .... If those who designed this bug had made it in bright visible colours i could use it as target    ;D



Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: schmidthouse on March 22, 2020, 10:44:49 PM
Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-disinformation/russia-deploying-coronavirus-disinformation-to-sow-panic-in-west-eu-document-says-idUSKBN21518F

These Russians...are they under your bed right now ?

I don't trust western news sources .They lied so many times. They lied us into wars . At this point they are just russophobic neolibcon warmongering propaganda.

  https://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196

Don't believe anything you read and only half of what you see......no matter who prints it or who's showing it to you.
And even less these days
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 22, 2020, 10:59:34 PM
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: schmidthouse on March 22, 2020, 11:08:59 PM
Believe it or not, good read. Talks about what's so lacking these days.....Trust

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/the-single-most-important-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza/ar-BB11mTDQ?li=AAggNb9&ocid=msnclassic (https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/the-single-most-important-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza/ar-BB11mTDQ?li=AAggNb9&ocid=msnclassic)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 22, 2020, 11:23:07 PM
Believe it or not, good read. Talks about what's so lacking these days.....Trust

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/the-single-most-important-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza/ar-BB11mTDQ?li=AAggNb9&ocid=msnclassic (https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/the-single-most-important-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza/ar-BB11mTDQ?li=AAggNb9&ocid=msnclassic)
The idea is to learn from the past and not make the same mistakes.

Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Pondus on March 23, 2020, 12:33:51 AM
Russian troll factory  >>  https://www.google.no/search?sxsrf=ALeKk005wjysvFexuaAeb5EFPDsij3zoGQ%3A1584919931483&source=hp&ei=e_V3XvjzGoPUkwXh47eoBg&q=russian+troll+factory&oq=russian+troll&gs_l=psy-ab.1.2.35i39j0i203l2j0l7.1831.6340..11654...1.0..0.1122.5173.5j3j5-1j2j2......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i273.QPYUEU8sy9A


Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 23, 2020, 08:20:54 AM
Upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/03/upcoming-chrome-and-chrome-os-releases.html

Due to adjusted work schedules at this time, we are pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases.
Update on Stable channel releases for Microsoft Edge
https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/03/20/update-stable-channel-releases/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 23, 2020, 11:50:22 AM
hxxps://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196
Had a quick look, that's certainly not a site I would trust for reliable info. :o
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on March 23, 2020, 01:26:06 PM
We are being warned that there are fraudulent sites around:
https://www.ic3.gov/media/2020/200320.aspx

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2020, 04:16:00 PM
hxxps://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196
Had a quick look, that's certainly not a site I would trust for reliable info. :o

I too wouldn't take this as gospel either.

The World Health Organisation and other non-government organisations may be a better bet when talking about sources, etc. 

Haven't we had the same scenarios with the bird flu ?
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=origin+of+bird+flu+virus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avian_influenza

Then we also have SARS adding to the historic list:
https://www.statnews.com/2020/01/27/bird-flu-sars-china-coronavirus-is-history-repeating-itself/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: user-name on March 23, 2020, 06:09:35 PM
The county I live in just issued a stay at home order for 30 days, but I have a feeling it will be longer. On a positive note, I did score some toilet paper which has been scarce along with everything else. Our supply chain has been in a shambles with all the hoarding going on.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 23, 2020, 07:00:01 PM
The county I live in just issued a stay at home order for 30 days, but I have a feeling it will be longer. On a positive note, I did score some toilet paper which has been scarce along with everything else. Our supply chain has been in a shambles with all the hoarding going on.
Our biggest problem is finding eggs. I don't understand the mentality of the hoarders.
Most have bought so much that much of it will eventually spoil. Just makes no sense.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: schmidthouse on March 23, 2020, 07:41:35 PM
Quote from: abruptum li k=topic=232867.msg1539648#msg1539648 date=1584877826
hxxps://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196
Had a quick look, that's certainly not a site I would trust for reliable info. :o

Conspiracy Theory Crap. :-X
But I did just see Elvis  :o
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 23, 2020, 08:51:33 PM
Quote from: abruptum li k=topic=232867.msg1539648#msg1539648 date=1584877826
hxxps://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196
Had a quick look, that's certainly not a site I would trust for reliable info. :o

Conspiracy Theory Crap. :-X
But I did just see Elvis  :o
Time to stop eating those mushrooms. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on March 23, 2020, 09:33:00 PM
Quote from: abruptum li k=topic=232867.msg1539648#msg1539648 date=1584877826
hxxps://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196
Had a quick look, that's certainly not a site I would trust for reliable info. :o

Conspiracy Theory Crap. :-X
But I did just see Elvis  :o
Time to stop eating those mushrooms. :)

Can't get any in the shops ;)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 23, 2020, 09:41:39 PM
Quote from: abruptum li k=topic=232867.msg1539648#msg1539648 date=1584877826
hxxps://www.globalresearch.ca/china-coronavirus-shocking-update/5705196
Had a quick look, that's certainly not a site I would trust for reliable info. :o

Conspiracy Theory Crap. :-X
But I did just see Elvis  :o
Time to stop eating those mushrooms. :)

Can't get any in the shops ;)
I'll trade you for some eggs. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 24, 2020, 07:43:33 AM
9 ways to stay sane when work-from-home is the new normal
https://blog.avast.com/9-ways-to-stay-sane-during-work-from-home-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: -midnight on March 24, 2020, 12:47:12 PM
If I'm not supposed to post on this topic please delete this post.

I have 3 family members who have this virus and a daughter who has been exposed to it.

 Starting today we're not supposed to leave our homes for 2 weeks.  We can go to a store to buy groceries and see our doctor.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 24, 2020, 05:18:15 PM
Fighting Biological Viruses
https://www.av-comparatives.org/fighting-biological-viruses/
https://foldingathome.org/2020/03/15/coronavirus-what-were-doing-and-how-you-can-help-in-simple-terms/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 24, 2020, 06:16:04 PM
This AI camera detects people who may have COVID-19
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585070083592-33538.png)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90479220/this-ai-camera-detects-people-who-may-have-covid-19 (https://www.fastcompany.com/90479220/this-ai-camera-detects-people-who-may-have-covid-19)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 24, 2020, 08:47:04 PM
According to President Trump.
[/size]the Country should be open for business so people will be able to attend church on Easter Sunday 4/12/2020[/color]
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: schmidthouse on March 24, 2020, 09:12:54 PM

https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1242227695838203904 (https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1242227695838203904)

As CNN's Ryan Struyk has noted, that comparison was rejected by Fauci last Friday. "That's totally way out," Fauci said. "I don't think with any moral conscience you could say why don't we just let it rip and happen and let X percent of the people die."
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: CraigB on March 24, 2020, 09:51:01 PM
There's so many parody's online, I thought I'd send one to my parents who are currently locked down on a cruise ship (Costa Victoria) in Italy...something to lighten their mood  :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=96&v=P7GAn7s3c0k&feature=emb_logo
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: digmor crusher on March 24, 2020, 10:40:56 PM
According to President Trump.
[/size]the Country should be open for business so people will be able to attend church on Easter Sunday 4/12/2020[/color]

Country is in big big trouble then, infected wasteland trouble.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 25, 2020, 12:00:43 AM

https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1242227695838203904 (https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1242227695838203904)

As CNN's Ryan Struyk has noted, that comparison was rejected by Fauci last Friday. "That's totally way out," Fauci said. "I don't think with any moral conscience you could say why don't we just let it rip and happen and let X percent of the people die."
That's what you get for watching CNN.
Hope you watched today's briefing. Fauci was part of that meeting. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on March 25, 2020, 12:20:37 AM
There's so many parody's online, I thought I'd send one to my parents who are currently locked down on a cruise ship (Costa Victoria) in Italy...something to lighten their mood  :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=96&v=P7GAn7s3c0k&feature=emb_logo

A little light relief/humour helps at dire times.

In my very early youth I can remember when toilets were outdoors and squares of newspaper were hanging on the door.  Oh happy days, when my parents got married they were living with dad's parents rented house.  When dad's parents emigrated to Australia, he just carried on paying the rent. 

We lived there for several years until the local housing department found out that the original occupant had emigrated we got evicted, which was crazy as the rent was being paid and the same surname was paying the rent.  Having made us homeless the council had to find us new accommodation, this turned out to be a newly built house with an indoor toilet, oh happy days :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: schmidthouse on March 25, 2020, 04:24:56 AM

https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1242227695838203904 (https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1242227695838203904)

As CNN's Ryan Struyk has noted, that comparison was rejected by Fauci last Friday. "That's totally way out," Fauci said. "I don't think with any moral conscience you could say why don't we just let it rip and happen and let X percent of the people die."
That's what you get for watching CNN.
Hope you watched today's briefing. Fauci was part of that meeting. :)

Get what Bob?  The facts. and not Fox news alternate unreality
Mmmm... :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 25, 2020, 08:46:58 AM
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 25, 2020, 11:50:21 AM
There's so many parody's online, I thought I'd send one to my parents who are currently locked down on a cruise ship (Costa Victoria) in Italy...something to lighten their mood  :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=96&v=P7GAn7s3c0k&feature=emb_logo
A little light relief/humour helps at dire times.
+1 Thanks for sharing the clip Craig. :) (I reposted it in the German section.)
And good luck for your parents, I fear they might be stuck for a while...
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: CraigB on March 25, 2020, 12:04:16 PM
And good luck for your parents, I fear they might be stuck for a while...
Thanks Asyn :) me thinks so too :-\
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: NON on March 25, 2020, 12:33:50 PM
- Do not panic. How hard you panic, you can earn nothing.
- Get some good food and enough sleep. Keep your body healthy.
- Be sure to gargle and wash your hands.
- Avoid crowded places. Wear a mask when you have to.
- Have some fun. Fortune comes in by a merry gate.

:)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 26, 2020, 10:26:32 AM
Avast provided this warning/info (via AV) today.
As my screenshots are in German, I post only one.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2020, 02:23:35 PM
Too much doom and gloom in this topic.
Maybe this will help?
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585228937531-55466.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2020, 03:05:22 PM
Since you're supposed to stay at home,
Why not visit a National Park virtually?
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585231478594-79321.png) (https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/)
https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/ (https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: rocksteady on March 26, 2020, 03:23:57 PM
Too much doom and gloom in this topic.
Maybe this will help?
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585228937531-55466.png)
If you can't smell it, you may have covid19.
(Some reports of victims loosing sense of smell and taste)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 26, 2020, 03:57:36 PM
(Some reports of victims loosing sense of smell and taste)
A hidden blessing in this pandemic.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 27, 2020, 08:51:17 AM
Upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/03/upcoming-chrome-and-chrome-os-releases.html

Due to adjusted work schedules at this time, we are pausing upcoming Chrome and Chrome OS releases.
Update on Stable channel releases for Microsoft Edge
https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/03/20/update-stable-channel-releases/
Chrome and Chrome OS release updates
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2020/03/chrome-and-chrome-os-release-updates.html
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 27, 2020, 02:52:38 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585317091073-48684.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 27, 2020, 03:44:22 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585320203729-76605.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 28, 2020, 06:47:25 AM
Join Avast and ImpactPARENTS for the Digital Sanity Summit
https://blog.avast.com/avast-speaks-at-virtual-digital-sanity-summit
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 28, 2020, 12:07:17 PM
Mapping 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University)
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 28, 2020, 02:20:18 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585401569526-76067.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 28, 2020, 02:23:15 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585401734846-20419.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: SpeedyPC on March 28, 2020, 02:44:14 PM
Hitler has Coronavirus and he is MAD!

https://youtu.be/m5R0UHGh8vA?list=WL
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: schmidthouse on March 28, 2020, 04:29:54 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585401569526-76067.png)

That's a good one Bob... ;D

All together now  ;)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 29, 2020, 08:48:16 AM
Rise of fake ‘corona cures’ revealed in global counterfeit medicine operation
https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/rise-of-fake-%E2%80%98corona-cures%E2%80%99-revealed-in-global-counterfeit-medicine-operation
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 30, 2020, 06:16:31 AM
FTC Warns Nine VoIP Service Providers and Other Companies against ‘Assisting and Facilitating’ Illegal Coronavirus-related Telemarketing Calls
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2020/03/ftc-warns-nine-voip-service-providers-other-companies-against
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on March 30, 2020, 09:58:12 PM

COVID-19 Screening Tool
https://www.apple.com/covid19/ (https://www.apple.com/covid19/)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on March 31, 2020, 07:39:32 AM
Join Avast and ImpactPARENTS for the Digital Sanity Summit
https://blog.avast.com/avast-speaks-at-virtual-digital-sanity-summit
Digital Sanity Summit: Keeping your family safe online
https://blog.avast.com/real-world-tips-for-families-from-the-digital-sanity-summit-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 01, 2020, 08:35:50 AM
COVID-19 Impact: Cyber Criminals Target Zoom Domains
https://blog.checkpoint.com/2020/03/30/covid-19-impact-cyber-criminals-target-zoom-domains/
https://blog.checkpoint.com/2020/03/26/whos-zooming-who-guidelines-on-how-to-use-zoom-safely/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-take-advantage-of-zooms-popularity-to-push-malware/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 01, 2020, 02:22:57 PM
COVID-19 Impact: Cyber Criminals Target Zoom Domains
https://blog.checkpoint.com/2020/03/30/covid-19-impact-cyber-criminals-target-zoom-domains/ (https://blog.checkpoint.com/2020/03/30/covid-19-impact-cyber-criminals-target-zoom-domains/)
https://blog.checkpoint.com/2020/03/26/whos-zooming-who-guidelines-on-how-to-use-zoom-safely/ (https://blog.checkpoint.com/2020/03/26/whos-zooming-who-guidelines-on-how-to-use-zoom-safely/)
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-take-advantage-of-zooms-popularity-to-push-malware/ (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-take-advantage-of-zooms-popularity-to-push-malware/)
There should be some clarity. It isn't that ZOOM is particularly vulnerable.
It happens to be very widely used and all the new folks using it need to learn how to use it safely and how to protect
their privacy and integrity of their ZOOM meetings.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 01, 2020, 03:21:30 PM
Hi bob3160,

FBI is now targeting Zoom and handing out warnings.
Companies have a lot of information, that better stays there where it is.
Zoom apparently is not the best tool to do that.

When you wanna share all and everything of data you sit on with the rest of the world, perfecly so,
stay with zoom; but not everyone wanna do that.

Zoom tool means Google and you know what is Google's core-business,
selling as much of your data to the highest bidder.

Google should secure their account users on Zoom against whatever snoopers, period.
Can they do that? I expect an update of the software and better E2E encryption.

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 01, 2020, 09:25:43 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585769104069-39605.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 02, 2020, 08:34:03 AM
Join Avast and ImpactPARENTS for the Digital Sanity Summit
https://blog.avast.com/avast-speaks-at-virtual-digital-sanity-summit
Digital Sanity Summit: Keeping your family safe online
https://blog.avast.com/real-world-tips-for-families-from-the-digital-sanity-summit-avast
Digital Sanity Summit: Tips for Parents
https://blog.avast.com/digital-sanity-summit-tips-for-parents-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Jesper29 on April 02, 2020, 03:37:27 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585320203729-76605.png)

Great image - might share it on my social media accounts. Really hits the nail on the head!
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 02, 2020, 03:46:50 PM
Hi bob3160,

FBI is now targeting Zoom and handing out warnings.
Companies have a lot of information, that better stays there where it is.
Zoom apparently is not the best tool to do that.

When you wanna share all and everything of data you sit on with the rest of the world, perfecly so,
stay with zoom; but not everyone wanna do that.

Zoom tool means Google and you know what is Google's core-business,
selling as much of your data to the highest bidder.

Google should secure their account users on Zoom against whatever snoopers, period.
Can they do that? I expect an update of the software and better E2E encryption.

polonus
Time to update to the latest version.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1585834926202-85145.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 03, 2020, 07:22:13 AM
Join Avast and ImpactPARENTS for the Digital Sanity Summit
https://blog.avast.com/avast-speaks-at-virtual-digital-sanity-summit
Digital Sanity Summit: Keeping your family safe online
https://blog.avast.com/real-world-tips-for-families-from-the-digital-sanity-summit-avast
Digital Sanity Summit: Tips for Parents
https://blog.avast.com/digital-sanity-summit-tips-for-parents-avast
Digital Sanity Summit: How to deal with cyberbullying
https://blog.avast.com/digital-sanity-summit-cyberbullying-survival-guide-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 03, 2020, 03:52:02 PM
The EU also came up with something, Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing,
to know where potentially exposed people are. Are you such a PEP person?

Read: https://www.pepp-pt.org/  courtesy of (static).parastoric dot com and (static)wixstatic dot com

But polonus wouldn't be polonus, not to look into the privacy implications of that website:
F-grade  :o -> https://observatory.mozilla.org/analyze/www.pepp-pt.org
and accordingly: https://webhint.io/scanner/8d0f820d-0adb-412a-9383-43fb4cddb786

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: user-name on April 03, 2020, 11:41:21 PM

COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports by Google

https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/ (https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 04, 2020, 09:58:12 AM
Stay safe from coronavirus scams
https://blog.avast.com/the-essential-guide-to-coronavirus-scams-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 04, 2020, 01:08:29 PM
Google will back samesite cookie-policy in Google Chrome 80 because of impact of covid-19

https://blog.chromium.org/2020/04/temporarily-rolling-back-samesite.html

[COVID-19] gonna have an impact on all aspects of our life, also in the digital world.
Life will never be the same as we knew it for the global urban citizen.  ::)

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 04, 2020, 03:10:07 PM
Google will back samesite cookie-policy in Google Chrome 80 because of impact of covid-19

https://blog.chromium.org/2020/04/temporarily-rolling-back-samesite.html (https://blog.chromium.org/2020/04/temporarily-rolling-back-samesite.html)

[COVID-19] gonna have an impact on all aspects of our life, also in the digital world.
Life will never be the same as we knew it for the global urban citizen.  ::)

polonus
It will teach us some new tricks to navigate the new landscape.
Eventually, things will get back to normal or, a new normal.
The glass is still half full my friend. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 04, 2020, 05:25:06 PM

COVID-19 SCAM ALERT
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1586013794604-44202.png) (https://youtu.be/CJM35BUjVEo)
https://youtu.be/CJM35BUjVEo (https://youtu.be/CJM35BUjVEo)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 05, 2020, 12:59:53 AM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1586041145069-75931.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 05, 2020, 09:19:43 AM
Opening data to understand social distancing
https://blog.mozilla.org/data/2020/03/30/opening-data-to-understand-social-distancing/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: kalimantan on April 06, 2020, 05:34:37 AM
How do you guys think about the difference of impact between mainland Southeast Asia and Maritime Southeast Asia?
(https://i.imgur.com/WwDRlE2.jpg)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 06, 2020, 03:47:56 PM
Hi kalimantan,

Long time coronavirus has gone undetected for in Indonesia Raja.

Also social distancing is sometimes a problem there.
But when you consider the number of victims in relation to the total population of these islands,
it is not worse than other Asian nations.
Singapore seems to do well as they always are known to be very strict followers of all set governmental restrictions.

Let us hope this virus will leave the region very soon and people can return to good health and renewed prosperity.
A lot of our electronic devices are being produced in Indonesia (imported via Belgium and Hamburg, Germany).

Kesehatan prima,

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 07, 2020, 01:33:39 PM
Banking Malware Spreading via COVID-19 Relief Payment Phishing
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/banking-malware-spreading-via-covid-19-relief-payment-phishing/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on April 07, 2020, 07:35:10 PM
Banking Malware Spreading via COVID-19 Relief Payment Phishing
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/banking-malware-spreading-via-covid-19-relief-payment-phishing/

Same advice also:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.msg1541861#msg1541861 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=52252.msg1541861#msg1541861)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 08, 2020, 07:18:51 AM
Authoritarianism goes viral
https://blog.avast.com/authoritarianism-goes-viral-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 09, 2020, 07:50:25 AM
The Global Hack - A fight for relief during the coronavirus crisis
https://blog.avast.com/the-global-hack-hackathon-to-discover-solutions-in-the-covid-19-crisis-avast
https://theglobalhack.com/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 09, 2020, 07:15:19 PM
Wearing my Corona Virus Protection.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1586520537522-87048.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 10, 2020, 07:25:21 AM
Wearing my Corona Virus Protection.
LOL ;D 8)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 10, 2020, 02:10:25 PM
Wearing my Corona Virus Protection.
LOL ;D 8)
Please note, I've done an emergency update to the mask. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on April 10, 2020, 03:48:26 PM
Wearing my Corona Virus Protection.
LOL ;D 8)

Bob - make sure you have the latest Virus Definitions ;)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 10, 2020, 04:34:33 PM
Wearing my Corona Virus Protection.
LOL ;D 8)

Bob - make sure you have the latest Virus Definitions ;)
Hopefully the emergency update also took care of that. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 11, 2020, 06:51:46 AM
Cybercriminals targeting critical healthcare institutions with ransomware
https://www.interpol.int/en/News-and-Events/News/2020/Cybercriminals-targeting-critical-healthcare-institutions-with-ransomware
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 11, 2020, 03:18:19 PM
Cybercriminals targeting critical healthcare institutions with ransomware
https://www.interpol.int/en/News-and-Events/News/2020/Cybercriminals-targeting-critical-healthcare-institutions-with-ransomware (https://www.interpol.int/en/News-and-Events/News/2020/Cybercriminals-targeting-critical-healthcare-institutions-with-ransomware)
This has been going on for a lot longer than the start of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Healthcare haven getting attacked and hit with ransomware for a very long time.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on April 11, 2020, 03:35:20 PM
I didn't think it would be this boring...
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 11, 2020, 04:15:06 PM
I didn't think it would be this boring...
:) :) :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on April 11, 2020, 05:47:58 PM
I didn't think it would be this boring...
:) :) :)

Just think about losing count on around 2500 or so and having to start again :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 12, 2020, 08:29:15 AM
BEC Gift Card Scams Move Online During COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.agari.com/email-security-blog/bec-gift-card-scams-covid-19/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 12, 2020, 03:20:57 PM
Apple and Google partner on COVID-19 contact tracing technology
https://www.blog.google/inside-google/company-announcements/apple-and-google-partner-covid-19-contact-tracing-technology/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on April 12, 2020, 04:21:40 PM
I didn't think it would be this boring...
:) :) :)

Just think about losing count on around 2500 or so and having to start again :)

I did :(
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 13, 2020, 07:19:15 AM
COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-099a
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 14, 2020, 08:09:00 AM
Microsoft shares new threat intelligence, security guidance during global crisis
https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/04/08/microsoft-shares-new-threat-intelligence-security-guidance-during-global-crisis/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 14, 2020, 03:37:48 PM
Microsoft shares new threat intelligence, security guidance during global crisis
https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/04/08/microsoft-shares-new-threat-intelligence-security-guidance-during-global-crisis/ (https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/04/08/microsoft-shares-new-threat-intelligence-security-guidance-during-global-crisis/)
Old themes with a new topic.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 14, 2020, 10:42:27 PM
When the corona-COVID-19 apps are gonna be rolled out, what we need now is an app like LightBlue
(to save on our Bluetooth android battery consumption) and a reasonable Bluetooth Proxy to protect against snooping,
so the apps can function as foreseen, but not beyond that.
These apps should not "function creepily" being abused for total surveillance purposes by "the forces that be".

One should realize  some of the Bluetooth patents now used, were already acquired and patented by facebook Inc. in 2016.
Did they already foresee this was coming our and their way?  :-X

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on April 14, 2020, 11:24:22 PM
When the corona-COVID-19 apps are gonna be rolled out, what we need now is an app like LightBlue
(to save on our Bluetooth android battery consumption) and a reasonable Bluetooth Proxy to protect against snooping,
so the apps can function as foreseen, but not beyond that.
These apps should not "function creepily" being abused for total surveillance purposes by "the forces that be".
<snip>
Did they already foresee this was coming our and their way?  :-X

polonus

Sorry but I wouldn't touch them with a long stick, we already have enough with social distancing, here I would go a step further social (networking) exclusion.

I'm a trusting sort NOT.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 15, 2020, 06:45:58 AM
How businesses can get ahead - while remaining safe at home
https://blog.avast.com/tips-for-small-business-owners-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 15, 2020, 03:25:52 PM
Desperate folks try desperate moves.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1586956960496-59248.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 16, 2020, 06:18:49 AM
Fighting Biological Viruses
https://www.av-comparatives.org/fighting-biological-viruses/
https://foldingathome.org/2020/03/15/coronavirus-what-were-doing-and-how-you-can-help-in-simple-terms/
Join Avast in supporting Folding@home and the search for answers on COVID-19
https://blog.avast.com/help-the-fight-against-covid-19-by-joining-the-foldinghome-project
https://www.avast.com/folding-at-home
https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/236798
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 16, 2020, 04:38:51 PM
Malvertising Campaign Taking Advantage of COVID-19 Targeting Internet Explorer Users to Steal their Information (https://blog.avast.com/malvertising-campaign-targeting-internet-explorer-users)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 17, 2020, 11:12:29 AM
US consumers report $12M in COVID-19 scam losses since January
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-consumers-report-12m-in-covid-19-scam-losses-since-january/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 17, 2020, 03:04:19 PM
US consumers report $12M in COVID-19 scam losses since January
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-consumers-report-12m-in-covid-19-scam-losses-since-january/ (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-consumers-report-12m-in-covid-19-scam-losses-since-january/)
Most likely, the losses would have been the same with out COVID-19 but would have been a different cam topic.
There's a sucker born every minute and a scam artist willing to take these suckers for a ride.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 18, 2020, 06:49:56 AM
The other coronavirus epidemic: cybercrime
https://blog.avast.com/the-other-coronavirus-epidemic-cybercrime
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 18, 2020, 05:36:02 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1587224085535-43292.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 18, 2020, 08:13:49 PM
Ultimate protection.
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1587233506033-27153.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 19, 2020, 08:39:51 AM
Tech companies step up fight against bad coronavirus info
https://apnews.com/88ccd8d2714998cb06fb88639c271af6
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 19, 2020, 04:08:26 PM
Why Avi Schiffmann's, a 17-year-old Israeli nerd's, virus-tracking website is down now?
Re: https://www.shodan.io/search?query=ncov2019.live
It kicks up "Error 502 Ray ID: 58672cbeeb61fa40 • 2020-04-19 14:04:27 UTC
Bad gateway" for me, that means Browser OK, Cloudflare Amsterdam OK, website error.

Read: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news-review/avi-schiffmann-interview-the-teenage-tech-genius-who-built-a-coronavirus-tracking-website-78rvd093v (visit via archive: https://archive.is/HgUlQ)

polonus

Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 20, 2020, 06:27:03 AM
How Facebook can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic
Study indicates Facebook is rife with bogus cures and conspiracy theories that remain on the platform long enough to put millions of people at risk
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/facebook_coronavirus_misinformation/
https://avaazimages.avaaz.org/facebook_coronavirus_misinformation.pdf
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 20, 2020, 03:12:12 PM
Amazon will scan their workers for fevers (apparently as a possible COVID-19 symptom)
Will this come to a workplace near you? Maybe this will be part of an app on your device.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-amazon-com-cameras/exclusive-amazon-deploys-thermal-cameras-at-warehouses-to-scan-for-fevers-faster-idUSKBN2200HT

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 20, 2020, 04:08:54 PM
Amazon will scan their workers for fevers (apparently as a possible COVID-19 symptom)
Will this come to a workplace near you? Maybe this will be part of an app on your device.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-amazon-com-cameras/exclusive-amazon-deploys-thermal-cameras-at-warehouses-to-scan-for-fevers-faster-idUSKBN2200HT (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-amazon-com-cameras/exclusive-amazon-deploys-thermal-cameras-at-warehouses-to-scan-for-fevers-faster-idUSKBN2200HT)

polonus
That's not going to catch those that are asymptomatic.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 21, 2020, 01:04:06 AM
Hi bob3160,

You are so right there, as we can only establish someone could be a coronavirus infected person
well after the fact of him or her spreading the coronavirus
(sometimes we are a fortnight late getting aware of the fact someone actually has attracted corona).

Then we have mild cases where there is no immunity setting in,
and severe cases that have immunity after being healed/cured.
Then there is also severe under-testing within many communities.

What is the use of apps and deploying thermal cameras, even a lock-down,
when we are running constantly after the real facts with this our invisible enemy?

your avast forum friend,

Damian
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 22, 2020, 07:34:43 AM
What you need to know about government contact tracing apps
Several countries are planning or have rolled out smartphone-based contact tracing apps. What does this mean for our privacy?
https://blog.avast.com/what-to-know-about-government-contact-tracing-apps
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: sadie_01 on April 23, 2020, 04:21:48 AM
Quote
How Facebook can Flatten the Curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic
Study indicates Facebook is rife with bogus cures and conspiracy theories that remain on the platform long enough to put millions of people at risk

Facebook can flatten the curve of the Coronavirus Infodemic by shutting down. How 'bout that? Shut down all the false information, and it's mainly false information. Video game addiction is very real, too, and sales are up. I've noticed ads on TV for all kinds of new apps and devices to put in your home. Let's download them, don't bother reading the terms or privacy policy(s).

Government? Ain't no such thing as privacy anymore in this country or anywhere else. No one seems to give a rats patootie. Don't get me started on people freely volunteering every private detail of their lives online.  ???

Here is a link to Steve Schmidt on MSNBC yesterday afternoon, April 22, 2020. This was after the daily news conference. The first 6 minutes are good. He was on a roll, but hits the nail right on the head.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYbnrdIwXns

This virus is no joke. There's so much we don't know about it. It's new to the human race. Our lives are changing right now in ways that will never be the same. Get ready.


 
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 23, 2020, 06:41:30 AM
6 ways for businesses to stay protected from COVID-19 cyber scams
https://blog.avast.com/six-tips-for-keeping-your-employees-and-operations-safe
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 23, 2020, 06:15:55 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1587658508108-66249.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 23, 2020, 10:58:17 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1587675447401-71891.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 24, 2020, 06:54:00 AM
CNN, People Magazine and CNBC News sites faked to promote phony pandemic survival book
https://blog.avast.com/faked-websites-promote-pandemic-survival-book-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on April 24, 2020, 01:28:55 PM
What about Apple's and Google's liability for further contract-tracing Big Brother action after era of COVID-19 danger ends?

https://www.hawley.senate.gov/senator-hawley-calls-google-apple-ceos-commit-be-personally-liable-protecting-privacy-covid-19

Europe also seems eager to embrace the Google and Apple project for the EU a.s.a.p.
https://www.golem.de/news/corona-app-apple-will-bluetooth-schnittstelle-frueher-bereitstellen-2004-148055.html

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 24, 2020, 02:52:06 PM
CNN, People Magazine and CNBC News sites faked to promote phony pandemic survival book
https://blog.avast.com/faked-websites-promote-pandemic-survival-book-avast (https://blog.avast.com/faked-websites-promote-pandemic-survival-book-avast)
It's ironic that they faked what by many are considered fake news sites. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: digmor crusher on April 24, 2020, 09:43:23 PM
Not that many, only the insane oranged haired genius and some of his vile cronies.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 24, 2020, 09:48:45 PM
Not that many, only the insane oranged haired genius and some of his vile cronies.
;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 25, 2020, 06:15:58 AM
Why cyber hygiene is crucial to resolving COVID-19
https://blog.avast.com/cyber-hygiene-crucial-to-resolving-covid-19
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: digmor crusher on April 25, 2020, 08:35:16 AM
Not that many, only the insane oranged haired genius and some of his vile cronies.
;) ;) ;)

He he, your a wise old dog Bobbie, you know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: SpeedyPC on April 25, 2020, 12:51:18 PM
Not that many, only the insane oranged haired genius and some of his vile cronies.
;) ;) ;)

He he, your a wise old fart Bobbie, you know what I'm talking about.
FTFY  ;D
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 25, 2020, 10:19:03 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1587845796829-6295.png)
Petr Chocholous should recognize this post. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 26, 2020, 07:41:34 AM
Coronavirus Dark Web Scams: From infected blood to ventilators
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/coronavirus-dark-web-scams-from-infected-blood-to-ventilators/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 26, 2020, 06:31:20 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1587918544546-56104.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 27, 2020, 03:07:34 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1587992799011-5373.png)
Even Avast didn't catch and block this one. Time for the guys in the Virus Lab to get busy.
We need an emergency update N O W !
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 28, 2020, 03:01:56 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1588078878755-63296.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 28, 2020, 04:21:53 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1588083679794-17635.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on April 28, 2020, 06:51:24 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1588083679794-17635.png)

I would have thought, and show them your nuts, for those that have them ;)
A bit like the ice cream man in your previous post :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 28, 2020, 10:47:51 PM
I think this news about COVID is much more peasent than the gloom and doom. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 29, 2020, 10:26:37 AM
The Avast Foundation donates $25 million to accelerate global R&D programs fighting COVID-19
https://www.avast.com/covid19
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on April 29, 2020, 02:55:03 PM
The Avast Foundation donates $25 million to accelerate global R&D programs fighting COVID-19
https://www.avast.com/covid19 (https://www.avast.com/covid19)
Thank you Avast for your help in the fight to defeat this global enemy. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on April 30, 2020, 08:03:24 AM
The Avast Foundation donates $25 million to accelerate global R&D programs fighting COVID-19
https://www.avast.com/covid19 (https://www.avast.com/covid19)
Thank you Avast for your help in the fight to defeat this global enemy. :)
Blog-Post: https://blog.avast.com/avast-supports-covid-19-response-initiatives

From Prague - A message from Avast CEO, Ondrej Vlcek (https://www.youtube.com/embed/qzvPvHO1T1c?rel=0&amp;controls=1&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on April 30, 2020, 07:12:19 PM
If you want to save money this Christmas, now is the time to tell the kids that Santa didn't make it through the pandemic.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on May 01, 2020, 12:02:38 AM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1588283995763-83638.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on May 02, 2020, 08:05:02 AM
Why COVID-19 will trigger faster, wider adoption of cyber hygiene principles
https://blog.avast.com/covid-19-will-trigger-faster-wider-adoption-of-cyber-hygiene-principles
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on May 03, 2020, 08:16:04 AM
Using Avast’s expertise and intelligence to thwart COVID-19 related cybercrime
https://www.coronascam.org/
https://avast.github.io/covid-19-ioc/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on May 06, 2020, 01:14:08 PM
The UK government's COVID-19 simulation model is a masterpiece in spaghetti code and bad practices

Read: https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/ge9bbw/the_uk_governments_covid19_simulation_model_is_a/
Re: https://github.com/mrc-ide/covid-sim/blob/master/README.md

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on May 10, 2020, 02:42:25 PM
(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1589114500142-60168.png)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on May 10, 2020, 07:05:22 PM
Update...

Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on May 10, 2020, 07:42:13 PM
Update...


I've seen some T.W.A.T.s out and about and they are blatantly disobeying the rules of being a T.W.A.T. and not having the Sticker/Label affixed to their clothing.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on May 12, 2020, 08:50:44 AM
Cyber volunteers release blocklists for 26,000 COVID-19 threats
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cyber-volunteers-release-blocklists-for-26-000-covid-19-threats/
https://www.cyberthreatcoalition.org/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on May 12, 2020, 11:22:24 AM

(https://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1589275214821-65248.png) (https://youtu.be/XljqCIa6vQI)
https://youtu.be/XljqCIa6vQI (https://youtu.be/XljqCIa6vQI)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on May 12, 2020, 01:27:59 PM
Now wash your hands...
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: rocksteady on May 12, 2020, 03:19:36 PM
That advice still applies. bob posted same weeks back.
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=232867.msg1540417#msg1540417
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on May 15, 2020, 10:13:15 AM
US warns of Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research orgs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-warns-of-chinese-hackers-targeting-covid-19-research-orgs/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: SpeedyPC on May 16, 2020, 01:13:34 PM
US warns of Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research orgs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-warns-of-chinese-hackers-targeting-covid-19-research-orgs/
Looks like the Chinese trying to steal a cure COVID19 vaccine information from other researchers, because, they can't get off the backside in the first place when it happens in China in the first place.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on May 16, 2020, 03:43:22 PM
US warns of Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research orgs
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-warns-of-chinese-hackers-targeting-covid-19-research-orgs/ (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-warns-of-chinese-hackers-targeting-covid-19-research-orgs/)
Looks like the Chinese trying to steal a cure COVID19 vaccine information from other researchers, because, they can't get off the backside in the first place when it happens in China in the first place.
There's a big difference between the Chinese and actual perpetrators which is the Chinese communist party.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on May 19, 2020, 05:01:07 PM

(https://d1ka0itfguscri.cloudfront.net/Lh/2020/05/19/15/02/cYhqonkzKk/preview.jpg)

https://youtu.be/LpAKcQufacc (https://youtu.be/LpAKcQufacc)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on May 24, 2020, 12:43:14 PM
According to these data, in the Netherlands and the UK no-one has recovered.
Re: https://ourtechtrends.com/corona-live-updates/

In the USA 446927 recovered. How come?

Conclusion - not a single soul is immune from statistics and darned lies?

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on May 24, 2020, 02:08:20 PM
@Damien,
Statistics is a way of using numbers to prove my point even when it's not the truth.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on May 24, 2020, 03:21:02 PM
According to these data, in the Netherlands and the UK no-one has recovered.
Re: https://ourtechtrends.com/corona-live-updates/

In the USA 446927 recovered. How come?

Conclusion - not a single soul is immune from statistics and darned lies?

polonus

pol, that's because neither the UK nor the Netherlands keep a record of recovery numbers.

The chart should have stated "N/A" or similar,
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on May 24, 2020, 03:23:57 PM
What a dummy!

Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on May 24, 2020, 06:23:50 PM
According to these data, in the Netherlands and the UK no-one has recovered.
Re: https://ourtechtrends.com/corona-live-updates/

In the USA 446927 recovered. How come?

Conclusion - not a single soul is immune from statistics and darned lies?

polonus

Ultimately, those infected, minus those who died = those who recovered.

The problem being, those not detected, asymptomatic, or the tens of thousands still being treated, or self-isolated and not confirmed as infected. 
Or as they say in statistics, rubbish in rubbish out.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on May 24, 2020, 10:13:20 PM
@DavidR,

That's why I fear that a covid-19 app is never gonna work. It is just gonna give us all a false sense of being secure.
(yep, for what actually?). Any sneeze or cough could be "that particular sneeze or cough",
especially when the elderly start to sneeze and cough.  ;D

In the old days lepers moved around with a rattle, now the alleged old corona prepper will cling to a smartphone app.
Even when they make it mandatory it does not seem to change the overall situation much i.m.h.o.

We all going to experience a plandemic crash of the economy, bigger then we have ever seen.
Better to steer away earlier than later from the situation at hand, because this seems to me to be the nastiest part.

pol
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on May 24, 2020, 10:26:35 PM
@DavidR,

That's why I fear that a covid-19 app is never gonna work. It is just gonna give us all a false sense of being secure.
(yep, for what actually?). Any sneeze or cough could be "that particular sneeze or cough",
especially when the elderly start to sneeze and cough.  ;D
<snip>
pol

Would you believe that in the Army I had to take a Testing Techniques and Analysis course, essentially what to test, when to test, how to test and validation (statistics) of training.  Even harder to believe was that this course was two weeks long. 

All this to prevent the rubbish in element so you didn't get rubbish out. 

The major problem is from statistics, you can manipulate the answers you get by the parameters you set.  As they also say, Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on May 27, 2020, 08:35:54 AM
“Garry on Lockdown” video premiere
https://blog.avast.com/new-avast-video-series-garry-on-lockdown
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on May 27, 2020, 01:33:09 PM
“Garry on Lockdown” video premiere
https://blog.avast.com/new-avast-video-series-garry-on-lockdown (https://blog.avast.com/new-avast-video-series-garry-on-lockdown)
Garry isn't alone. :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on June 01, 2020, 08:00:27 AM
Should you trust the Apple/Google contact-tracing app?
https://blog.avast.com/should-you-trust-contact-tracing-apps
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on June 01, 2020, 11:15:58 AM
Should you trust the Apple/Google contact-tracing app?
https://blog.avast.com/should-you-trust-contact-tracing-apps

Aren't Governments already working on contract tracing apps ?

Though UK Government IT initiatives in the past have been woeful, I have little confidence in them.  But the current UK Government scheme for covid-19 tracking, the data is meant to be kept for 20 years.  Supposedly stored on Amazon computers but not accessible by Amazon, I find that hard to believe.

Now do I trust Google or Apple, probably even less than Governments.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on June 02, 2020, 12:41:13 PM
But the current UK Government scheme for covid-19 tracking, the data is meant to be kept for 20 years.  Supposedly stored on Amazon computers but not accessible by Amazon, I find that hard to believe.
Wow, 20 years, that's a crazy timeframe. :o I wonder if anyone accepts such TOS. ???
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on June 02, 2020, 04:27:44 PM
(https://d1ka0itfguscri.cloudfront.net/Lh/2020/06/02/14/27/cY1n2tpGoH/preview.jpg)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on June 02, 2020, 06:28:42 PM
But the current UK Government scheme for covid-19 tracking, the data is meant to be kept for 20 years.  Supposedly stored on Amazon computers but not accessible by Amazon, I find that hard to believe.
Wow, 20 years, that's a crazy timeframe. :o I wonder if anyone accepts such TOS. ???

I believe they said it was to be a guideline information database for possible future infections.

Me being me find that hard to swallow as would be signing up for the app in the first place. 

In some other related information, they consider the hoaxers reporting false infection from a location where the population density is high.  Scaring the pants of people and provoking an adverse/false response from governments.  We all know there are plenty of these cranks about.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on June 04, 2020, 11:50:14 PM
(https://d1ka0itfguscri.cloudfront.net/Lh/2020/06/04/21/49/cY1frdpPXw/preview.jpg)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on June 06, 2020, 08:21:30 AM
Garry on Lockdown – Episode 1
Special guest Avast CTO Michael Pechoucek joins Garry to discuss remote working, AI, and the controversy of being tracked
https://blog.avast.com/garry-on-lockdown-episode-1-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on June 10, 2020, 02:13:33 PM
Most cyber-incidents caused through human errors and by technical system failures.

A new tool out to proof that: https://www.enisa.europa.eu/topics/incident-reporting/cybersecurity-incident-report-and-analysis-system-visual-analysis/visual-tool

pol
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2020, 02:25:56 PM
Most cyber-incidents caused through human errors and by technical system failures.

A new tool out to proof that: https://www.enisa.europa.eu/topics/incident-reporting/cybersecurity-incident-report-and-analysis-system-visual-analysis/visual-tool (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/topics/incident-reporting/cybersecurity-incident-report-and-analysis-system-visual-analysis/visual-tool)

pol
How is this related to COVID-19 ?
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on June 10, 2020, 03:23:06 PM
Hi bob3160,

Corona-COVID-19 will lead to a total reset, and cybersecurity is part of that what they call the 4th Industrial Revolution -
re: https://www.weforum.org/platforms/shaping-the-future-of-cybersecurity-and-digital-trust

The World Economic Centre is now thinking of how our world is gonna look after the virus has been gone.

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on June 10, 2020, 03:26:01 PM
Hi bob3160,

Corona-COVID-19 will lead to a total reset, and cybersecurity is part of that what they call the 4th Industrial Revolution -
re: https://www.weforum.org/platforms/shaping-the-future-of-cybersecurity-and-digital-trust (https://www.weforum.org/platforms/shaping-the-future-of-cybersecurity-and-digital-trust)

The World Economic Centre is now thinking of how our world is gonna look after the virus has been gone.

polonus
My question related to the tool you posted about.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on June 23, 2020, 07:20:17 AM
Garry on Lockdown – Episode 2
Author and Lecturer Molly McKew joins Garry to explain misinformation, disinformation, and how to stem the flow of each
https://blog.avast.com/garry-on-lockdown-episode-2-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Jon225 on June 24, 2020, 05:53:12 PM
Thanks God we are returning to an almost normal life
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on June 30, 2020, 04:34:54 PM
Remote access at risk: Pandemic pulls more cyber‑crooks into the brute‑forcing game
https://www.welivesecurity.com/2020/06/29/remote-access-risk-pandemic-cybercrooks-bruteforcing-game/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on July 06, 2020, 04:32:29 PM
But there are also positive solutions, that work.

Seems that NSO Group's Niv, Shalev & Omri just need access to your mobile number to achieve this.

Read here: : https://www.nsogroup.com/fighting-the-covid-19/

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on July 06, 2020, 05:27:33 PM
But there are also positive solutions, that work.

Seems that NSO Group's Niv, Shalev & Omri just need access to your mobile number to achieve this.

Read here: : https://www.nsogroup.com/fighting-the-covid-19/

polonus

Not even sure if this is allowed to be disseminated or not.

I know one thing for sure despite their protestations about anonymisation, etc. with your mobile number there are many things that they can track.  I certainly wouldn't give mine.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on July 07, 2020, 03:10:54 PM
(https://d1ka0itfguscri.cloudfront.net/Lh/2020/07/07/13/03/cYiiIe5B3h/preview.jpg)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 08, 2020, 09:36:56 AM
Microsoft takes legal action against COVID-19-related cybercrime
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/07/07/digital-crimes-unit-covid-19-cybercrime/
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 10, 2020, 06:46:16 AM
Garry on Lockdown – Episode 3
It’s the FREE SPEECH episode! UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh joins Garry to explain free speech in America at this unprecedented moment in history
https://blog.avast.com/garry-on-lockdown-episode-3-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 12, 2020, 07:56:08 AM
Early Covid-19 tracking apps easy prey for hackers, and it might get worse before it gets better
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/06/coronavirus-tracking-app-hacking-348601
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 18, 2020, 11:52:13 AM
Avast CEO interviews COVID-19 expert Dr. Nick Cammack
Dr. Nick Cammack of Wellcome Therapeutics Accelerator joins Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek to discuss progress on treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 and more
https://blog.avast.com/ondrej-vlcek-interviews-wellcome-therapeutics-accelerator-lead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=futns1GKI9k&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 19, 2020, 07:04:19 AM
Contact tracing apps face their day of reckoning
https://blog.avast.com/the-good-and-bad-of-tracing-apps-avast
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 21, 2020, 11:17:44 AM
Russian hackers target COVID-19 vaccine research with custom malware
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/russian-hackers-target-covid-19-vaccine-research-with-custom-malware/
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/files/Advisory-APT29-targets-COVID-19-vaccine-development.pdf
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on July 22, 2020, 12:21:38 AM
CovidSafe Australia app, a very prestigious project, very meager results while the costs ran into 43 million euro's.
Comment: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6173515766001

Maybe folks there are cautiously keeping their 6 feet social distance
or Australians just do not seem to meet often enough to give results.
The unicorn was rather shy... ;)

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: rocksteady on July 22, 2020, 10:13:07 AM
Until recent spike of COVID19 in Victoria, Australia seemed to be doing well with low numbers of cases. I thought he would say the App did not work because of low numbers of infections in the population, but he then says it does not work even during latest spike. Not sure what % of population downloaded or then actually use the App, due to reported concerns over personal privacy.

It is winter down there. Before the recent lock-down, shopping centres, hairdressers, gyms etc were all open and face masks were not generally worn. The spread of the virus seems worse in cooler conditions, maybe when more people are indoors, hence concern about potential second wave here in Norhern Hemisphere his coming winter.

Does anyone know if a COVID19 tracing App is really making a difference anywhere in the world?
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 22, 2020, 10:19:12 AM
Does anyone know if a COVID19 tracing App is really making a difference anywhere in the world?
Most probably only in the countries where people are forced to use it.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on July 22, 2020, 11:12:18 AM
Does anyone know if a COVID19 tracing App is really making a difference anywhere in the world?
Most probably only in the countries where people are forced to use it.

I can't see how anyone could be forced to use it, even in certain countries.  How do they get it on their phones, how do they know it is on their phones, how do they get people in such a country to switch their phones on.

I have never thought these apps are a good idea, even if enough people installed the app to possibly be effective when there are hacking stories abound.  Not to mention the potential for false negative and deliberate false positive reporting to spread fear and alarm in areas of high/dense population.  Many such articles about these doubts, fears.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 22, 2020, 11:24:55 AM
Does anyone know if a COVID19 tracing App is really making a difference anywhere in the world?
Most probably only in the countries where people are forced to use it.
I can't see how anyone could be forced to use it, even in certain countries.  How do they get it on their phones, how do they know it is on their phones, how do they get people in such a country to switch their phones on.
Well, that's what they did in e.g. China. They had checkpoints there.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on July 22, 2020, 11:43:29 AM
Does anyone know if a COVID19 tracing App is really making a difference anywhere in the world?
Most probably only in the countries where people are forced to use it.
I can't see how anyone could be forced to use it, even in certain countries.  How do they get it on their phones, how do they know it is on their phones, how do they get people in such a country to switch their phones on.
Well, that's what they did in e.g. China. They had checkpoints there.

We can see just how effective that was/is (to start with), what they need to be concerned with is not monitoring after the infection in the first place.  Prevention, not cure should be the watchword.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 22, 2020, 12:53:24 PM
Does anyone know if a COVID19 tracing App is really making a difference anywhere in the world?
Most probably only in the countries where people are forced to use it.
I can't see how anyone could be forced to use it, even in certain countries.  How do they get it on their phones, how do they know it is on their phones, how do they get people in such a country to switch their phones on.
Well, that's what they did in e.g. China. They had checkpoints there.
1. We can see just how effective that was/is (to start with), what they need to be concerned with is not monitoring after the infection in the first place.
2. Prevention, not cure should be the watchword.
1. Afaik, it was/is quite effective, but I doubt they care about privacy one bit. ;)
2. Agreed..!!
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on July 22, 2020, 01:33:18 PM
To be affective, tracing apps must be used by 60% of the population.
https://youtu.be/ZaTHC_HXsH4 (https://youtu.be/ZaTHC_HXsH4)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: rocksteady on July 22, 2020, 06:23:08 PM
Well, that's what they did in e.g. China. They had checkpoints there.
Whilst effective, lockdown and enforcement checkpoints are not examples of a working COVID19 trace and track app.
South Korea were good at track and trace, but believe they were combining card transactions, mobile phone tracking and other personal data to do this, not just a app. I suspect use of bluetooth for proximity detection is not precise enough and varies from device to device.
In UK word was that Germany had a working app. true/false?
There are quite a few international posters on this forum, so my question still stands, is there a working app out there or is it just fiction.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: polonus on July 23, 2020, 01:00:57 AM
Hi ye all,

You will get a bonus on your order with many firms for turning on your android geo-location for a period of 3 years.
Surveillance of individuals may do the trick but wearing face-masks does not help face-recognition, does it?

In the Netherlands they monitor the general sewer-outlets,
checks on the common loo gives reliable estimates for local outbreaks.

Are you lucky to have bloodgroup 0, or is your luck in having A?

polonus
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on July 23, 2020, 01:27:21 AM
Hi ye all,

You will get a bonus on your order with many firms for turning on your android geo-location for a period of 3 years.
Surveillance of individuals may do the trick but wearing face-masks does not help face-recognition, does it?
<snip>
Are you lucky to have bloodgroup 0, or is your luck in having A?

polonus

Bonus, no thanks, who knows just what else this data might be used for.

Common as muck, O Positive, considering that O Positive is the largest/ most common blood type (but not by much, A Positive is right up there).

https://www.healthline.com/health/rarest-blood-type
World Figures
O-negative (6.6 percent) B-positive (8.5 percent) A-positive (35.7 percent) O-positive (37.4 percent)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 23, 2020, 07:16:38 AM
South Korea were good at track and trace, but believe they were combining card transactions, mobile phone tracking and other personal data to do this, not just a app. I suspect use of bluetooth for proximity detection is not precise enough and varies from device to device.
-> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/technology/korea-coronavirus-app-security.html
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 23, 2020, 07:23:44 AM
There are quite a few international posters on this forum, so my question still stands, is there a working app out there or is it just fiction.
While we have a working app here (Stopp Corona), currently only 8% have it installed, so it's basically useless.

Edit: Typo
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Rednose on July 23, 2020, 08:12:47 AM
There are quite a few international posters on this forum, so my question still stands, is there a working app out there or is it just fiction.

In the Netherlands where I live there is an app called " CoronaMelder " in a closed Beta at the moment. I am one of the IOS Beta testers. A nationwide launch is targeted for september 1st.

Greetz, Red.


Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: rocksteady on July 23, 2020, 09:59:08 AM
Common as muck, ......
Oh thought you were referring to polonus post about sewage monitoring in The Netherlands.  ;)

Security and privacy aside, still not sure the technology behind phone app's is yet proven accurate and up to the job.
But if few people actually download run the app on their devices, then it is effectively useless.

Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on July 23, 2020, 05:21:09 PM
There are quite a few international posters on this forum, so my question still stands, is there a working app out there or is it just fiction.
While we have a working app here (Stopp Corona), currently only 8% have it installed, so it's basically useless.


Well the UK trialled their corona track and trace app, in of all places the Isle of White https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Wight - Area: 380 km² - Population (mid-2019 est.): 141,538.  I don't think it was big enough and the take up of the app would have been very small (if other trails are much to go on) to have been a good trial.

Not long after that, having found some issues and no doubt poor data (low numbers no doubt) the whole thing has been abandoned.  This is not unusual when these words are used together UK Government and Information Technology.  Seems to turn to rat droppings and very expensive rat droppings at that.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on July 24, 2020, 04:03:57 PM
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Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: rocksteady on July 24, 2020, 06:23:34 PM
...  Seems to turn to rat droppings and very expensive rat droppings at that.
"rat droppings"  Are you hinting that Dutch poo monitoring could be the most technological solution to track and trace?
Can sewage be traced to individual persons and therefore give rise to privacy issues?
I also seem to remember rats being blamed for the Black Death, but that was a different public health crisis and bit before my time.  :)
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on July 24, 2020, 06:54:51 PM
...  Seems to turn to rat droppings and very expensive rat droppings at that.
"rat droppings"  Are you hinting that Dutch poo monitoring could be the most technological solution to track and trace?
Can sewage be traced to individual persons and therefore give rise to privacy issues?
I also seem to remember rats being blamed for the Black Death, but that was a different public health crisis and bit before my time.  :)

NO, quoting in isolation which detracts from its meaning.

The UK Government has form for screwing up major IT projects, e.g turning to rat sh1t (or rat droppings).
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on July 25, 2020, 07:02:17 AM
The UK Government has form for screwing up major IT projects, e.g turning to rat sh1t (or rat droppings).
Hi Dave, these articles might interest you...

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-the-inside-story-of-how-government-failed-to-develop-a-contact-tracing-app-12031282
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-government-admits-its-test-and-trace-programme-is-unlawful-12032136
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: DavidR on July 25, 2020, 11:32:11 AM
The UK Government has form for screwing up major IT projects, e.g turning to rat sh1t (or rat droppings).
Hi Dave, these articles might interest you...

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-the-inside-story-of-how-government-failed-to-develop-a-contact-tracing-app-12031282
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-government-admits-its-test-and-trace-programme-is-unlawful-12032136

It makes sad reading, but just shows the problems faced trying to deliver large IT projects.  Usually over Promising (by ministers), Under Achieving, Constantly changing, Massively over budget and or ultimately Abandoned.  Governments make statements, frequently changing (sound bites) not knowing the full problems or exactly what it is they seek to achieve. 

This leads to no clearly defined program specification, so some IT department/Company start working on an unclear specification that is constantly changing (if not abandoned), resulting in either large cost overruns or worse having to pay the full price and no product.
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on July 25, 2020, 02:25:13 PM
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Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on July 31, 2020, 01:22:13 PM
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Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: Asyn on August 01, 2020, 07:15:11 AM
Garry on Lockdown – Episode 4
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Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: bob3160 on August 04, 2020, 12:33:07 AM
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Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: rocksteady on August 04, 2020, 02:21:57 PM
Ransomware?
Title: Re: [COVID-19] - News & Discussion
Post by: alanb on August 06, 2020, 06:11:12 PM
Ransomware?

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