Ransomware Groups Promise Not to Hit Hospitals Amid Pandemic

Plus: iPhone cracking, credit card skimming, and more of the week’s top security...

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How Surveillance Could Save Lives Amid a Public Health Crisis

Smartphones could be a powerful weapon against the novel coronavirus. But tracking people’s movements would offend many Americans’ sense of privacy.

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Encryption Standards Threatened Under Pretext of Battling Coronavirus
Mar22

Encryption Standards Threatened Under Pretext of Battling Coronavirus

Governments around the world have been trying for some time to bypass encryption and backdoor messaging apps. End-to-end encryption was preventing authorities from stopping terrorist attacks, we were told, and personal privacy had to be sacrificed for the greater good. Now, as the coronavirus spreads through the world, the powers-that-be claim public health is being jeopardized by the oversharing of false or misleading information...

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Can’t Lock Down Bitcoin: Trump Ponders Halting Stock Trading, Grounding US Passenger Flights
Mar22

Can’t Lock Down Bitcoin: Trump Ponders Halting Stock Trading, Grounding US Passenger Flights

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and a looming recession, U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration are contemplating halting stock markets next week. The White House is currently considering grounding all passenger planes and ordering a nationwide shelter. However, bureaucrats from the White House believe that the grounding of U.S. passenger planes and the execution of a federal lockdown order will wreak havoc on Wall...

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US Real Estate in Jeopardy – Analysts Predict Housing Market Crash to 29-Year Lows
Mar22

US Real Estate in Jeopardy – Analysts Predict Housing Market Crash to 29-Year Lows

As the coronavirus outbreak ravages the global economy, a number of industries are taking a bit longer to feel the brunt of the financial hardship. As individuals watch the value of their investments fall, economists believe the U.S. housing market will crash to 29-year lows amidst a looming global recession. Lendingtree’s chief economist Tendayi Kapfidze is one of those analysts who believe the U.S. might see a complete...

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