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DHS Brings Web App to Coronavirus Fight

2020-07-07 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

The Department of Homeland Security, through its Science & Technology Directorate, has released a web app to help predict the decay rate of coronavirus in the air. The tool, entitled "Estimated Airborne Decay of SARS-CoV-2," accounts for the ambient temperature, relative humidity, and UV index in an outdoor environment to determine how much exposure time is required to "inactivate" certain proportions of aerosolized coronavirus.

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The Current State of Open-Source Testing Tools

2020-07-07 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Tricentis and three survey project collaborators recently published findings that provide new insights on global trends in open-source testing. The study focused on the open-source tool testing industry, not how or if companies and software developers test their code. The results revealed that a lack of technical skills is the major roadblock to open-source tool adoption.

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Mercedes + Nvidia Could Catch Tesla and Create a Truly Smart Car

2020-07-06 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Last month Mercedes and Nvidia announced a relationship. The potential for Mercedes and Nvidia to change the very nature of personal transportation is carried within this partnership. This combination could be magical, both in terms of creating a better alternative to Tesla, and a deeper relationship between you and the company providing your car as a service.

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HP's Exemplary Reaction to COVID-19

2020-07-02 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Some of the troubling reports of corporate responses to COVID-19 include forced work in unsafe areas, not enough -- or any -- protection gear, massive layoffs and furloughs, and the sense that a critical mass of well-paid CEOs and politicians don't get that many people live paycheck to paycheck. There are exceptions though, and HP stands out, thanks to HR VP Tracy Keogh and CEO Enrique Lores.

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Austrumi Linux Is Loaded With Language Laziness

2020-07-02 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Austrumi Linux is an unusual distribution. With a little more polish, it could be a good tool for running the Linux operating system on any computer you touch without changing anything on the hard drive. There lies the reason for my disappointment. That hope for polish is still missing.

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Cybersecurity and Your New Remote Workforce

2020-06-30 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

For most organizations, COVID-19 has been a literal transformative agent. Our organizations have almost overnight gone from environments where teleworking was an exception, to where it's the norm. As any student of human nature will tell you, people tend to view "the new" with reservation. There's a temptation when things are new to assume the worst about them. For security pros, this means we often view new things as riskier than things we're familiar with.

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Twitter's Security Blunder: More Dangerous Than You Think

2020-06-29 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Twitter had a data security problem last week that might sound trivial. Email addresses, phone numbers, and the last four digits of the credit cards used to buy ads on Twitter were left in browser cache after the transaction, and that cache was not secured. This may seem trivial, but the consequences could be far more significant than you might think. Let's explore how.

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Email Scammers Using Old Tricks With New Twists

2020-06-26 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

With much of the office workforce conducting business from home to escape the pandemic, scammers have revved up their trickery to scare you into falling for their credential harvesting schemes. Two new reports lay bare the new twists digital scammers are putting on old approaches to get you to unwittingly give up login credentials.

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Open Source Security Issues Exist: Deal With Them, Report Urges

2020-06-25 19:46:33| TechNewsWorld

Open Source Software is becoming much more commonplace within organizations, bringing a different set of risks and perceived challenges compared to closed source or proprietary software. The Information Security Forum has released a report to help security professionals recognize the benefits and perceived challenges of using Open Source Software.

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Nintendo to Retreat From Mobile Gaming: Report

2020-06-24 20:13:47| TechNewsWorld

Nintendo seems to be uncomfortable with the dominant business model in the mobile-gaming market, which allows players to download and start playing a game for free, then entices them to spend money on the software through in-app purchases. Those tactics have come under the increased scrutiny of regulators, which also concerns Nintendo, a brand with a family-friendly image.

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