• Is Zoom safe and should security teams ban it?

    The rapid rise to prominence of videoconferencing and collaboration application Zoom during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is highlighting more and more cyber security problems with the service, which has been downloaded millions of times to personal and enterprise devices across the globe.

    Earlier this week Check Point threat researchers reported on a surge in fraudulent Zoom domains being used to lure in unsuspecting users and steal their personal information. Now, more threat researchers have piled in with disclosures of their own, and some go so far as to recommend people stop using Zoom altogether. Among them is Patrick Wardle, a

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  • Magecart attacks on online retailers jump 20%

    Cyber criminals are taking advantage of unprecedented volumes of traffic to online shopping websites during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, with Magecart credit card skimming attacks ramping up, according to RiskIQ researchers Jordan Herman and Mia Ihm.

    New data released by RiskIQ show that attacks leveraging Magecart – a credit card fraud technique that skims card numbers in a supply chain attack by injecting malicious JavaScript into online checkout software systems – have grown 20% amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    “With many homebound people forced to purchase what they need online, the digital skimming threat to e-commerce is as pronounced as

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  • The role of AI in the ‘war’ against epidemics and pandemics

    In the fight against epidemics, including the current Covid-19 coronavirus, medical staff are on the front line, risking their own lives to save the lives of others. But behind the lines the war is fought – or should be fought – by authorities, medical researchers, statisticians and computer scientists using an array of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science technologies.

    Preparedness

    The SARS-CoV2 or Covid-19 virus, which surpassed 500,000 confirmed cases and 23,000 deaths within three months of first detection (WHO statistics), appears to have taken most national governments by surprise – but it shouldn’t have.

    Since 2000,

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