Beware! Criminal Networks Likely to Sell Fake Coronavirus Vaccines on Internet, Interpol Issues Global Alert



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Coronavirus Vaccine Latest Update: At a time when a number of companies are busy developing coronavirus vaccine for the deadly virus, the Interpol on Thursday warned law enforcement agencies across the globe that organised criminal networks could try to advertise and sell fake COVID-19 vaccines physically and on the internet.

Issuing an orange alert to all 194 member countries, the Lyon-based international police cooperation body warned agencies to prepare for potential criminal activity in relation to “the falsification, theft and illegal advertising of COVID-19 and flu vaccines”.

“It also includes examples of crimes where individuals have been advertising, selling and administering fake vaccines,” a statement from the Interpol said.

Notably, the Interpol issues an Orange notice to warn of an event, a person, an object or a process representing a serious and imminent threat to public safety. However, the CBI, which is the

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The Internet’s Most Notorious Botnet Has an Alarming New Trick

In just the last two months, the cybercriminal-controlled botnet known as TrickBot has become, by some measures, public enemy number one for the cybersecurity community. It’s survived takedown attempts by Microsoft, a supergroup of security firms, and even US Cyber Command. Now it appears the hackers behind TrickBot are trying a new technique to infect the deepest recesses of infected machines, reaching beyond their operating systems and into their firmware.

Security firms AdvIntel and Eclypsium today revealed that they’ve spotted a new component of the trojan that TrickBot hackers use to infect machines. The previously undiscovered module checks victim computers for vulnerabilities that would allow the hackers to plant a backdoor in deep-seated code known as the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, which is responsible for loading a device’s operating system when it boots up. Because the UEFI sits on a chip on the computer’s motherboard outside of its hard drive,

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Chet Hanks Defends His Use of Jamaican Patois, Internet Says It’s ‘Verbal Blackface’

Chet Hanks is defending his use of speaking in a Jamaican patois in a chaotic Clubhouse appearance.

Tom Hanks’ son has made controversial headlines recently for speaking with a Jamaican accent despite not being from there. Moreover, a white man impersonating the dialect of a Black community has not gone down well.

Clubhouse is an invite-only voice-based social media app where users can enter into different rooms to listen or participate in a conversation.

Hanks, 30, was found on the app on December 3 in a chatroom defending his use of patois, saying: “I have no ill intentions and I’m just being myself.”

“It’s really as simple as this,” he said in snippets shared to Twitter.

“If I get on a binge or if I’m watching a bunch of English gangster movies and I’m just going about my day to day business like ordering a coffee in Starbucks and be

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After internet banking, mobile banking problems, RBI orders lender to stop digital launches, new credit cards



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HDFC Bank failed transactions: Reserve Bank of India  (RBI) has issued an Order dated  December  2, 2020 to HDFC Bank Limited with  regard  to certain incidents of outages in the internet banking / mobile banking / payment utilities of the Bank over the past 2 years, including the recent outages in the Bank’s internet banking and payment system on November 21, 2020 due to a power  failure in the primary data  centre.  

The  RBI  vide  said  Order  has  advised  the  Bank  to  temporarily  stop

i)  all  launches  of  the  Digital  Business  generating activities planned under its program ?Digital 2.0 (to be launched) and other proposed business generating  IT  applications

(ii)  sourcing  of  new  credit  card  customers.  In  addition,  the  Order  states  that  the  Bank’s  Board  examines the lapses and fixes accountability.   

The above measures shall be considered for lifting upon satisfactory compliance with the major

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CIA sets challenge for wannabe internet sleuths



The picture baffled social media users.


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The CIA has set wannabe detectives a challenge, much to the excitement of social media users.

The intelligence agency posted a picture of a winter scene on Twitter on Tuesday and asked the internet to work out what time of day it was taken.

The picture showed a snowy street lined with cars, two school buses and a ski lodge, and participants were asked to “put their analysis skills to the test”.

Many amateur sleuths guessed the correct answer – 7am- by analysing the shadows of trees and the tracks in the snow.

One said: “Easy, look at the light poles turned on which means it’s 7am. Am I hired?”

Another agreed, saying it was clearly 7am. “The lights are on because

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A Broken Piece of Internet Backbone Might Finally Get Fixed

This spring, services from heavy hitters like Google and Facebook seemed glitchy or inaccessible for people worldwide for more than an hour. But it wasn’t a hack, or even a glitch at any one organization. It was the latest mishap to stem from design weaknesses in the “Border Gateway Protocol,” the internet’s foundational, universal routing system. Now, after years of slow progress implementing improvements and safeguards, a coalition of internet infrastructure partners is finally turning a corner in its fight to make BGP more secure.

Today the group known as Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security is announcing a task force specifically dedicated to helping “content delivery networks” and other cloud services adopt the filters and cryptographic checks needed to harden BGP. In some ways the step is incremental, given that MANRS has already formed task forces for network operators and what are known as “internet exchange points,” the physical

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Senate Committee Confirms Nomination of Simington to FCC

Illustration for article titled Republican Plan to Keep the Internet Screwed Under Biden Moves Ahead

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President-elect Joe Biden hasn’t even assumed office yet, and it’s already time for him to reach across the aisle and say with sincere force, “c’mon man!”

Along with combating a once-in-a-generation plague and a severe economic recession, cleaning up Ajit Pai’s FCC is a necessary early step for the Biden administration to get the country back on track. On Wednesday, that effort encountered a setback. At a hearing for the Senate Commerce Committee, members voted 14-12 along party lines to advance the nomination of Nathan Simington to become an FCC commissioner. The last-minute nomination of Simington by President Trump was rammed through after the re-nomination of Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly was abruptly pulled in August.

Illustration for article titled Republican Plan to Keep the Internet Screwed Under Biden Moves Ahead

The FCC is typically controlled by the party that occupies the White House. Regulations dictate that no more than three members of the panel can be

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Google AI is now piloting Loon’s internet-beaming balloons

Alphabet’s Loon has shifted to a different type of navigation system for its internet-beaming balloons. Rather than relying on algorithms designed by humans, the balloons are using an artificial intelligence system Loon developed with Google AI over the last few years. 



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Loon balloon in flight

A reinforcement learning (RL) system is now in charge of navigation for a fleet of balloons over Kenya, where Loon switched on its first commercial service earlier this year. Loon says this is the first use of an RL model in “a production aerospace system.” It also noted the “development is exciting because it shows that reinforcement learning can be applied to real-world use cases.” RL systems have previously figured out how to beat top Go and Dota 2 players.

Loon’s AI can figure out the optimal route for balloons significantly faster than the previous navigation system. It does so with more efficiency

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McRib’s Return Memes and Jokes as Internet Divided Over McDonald’s Sandwich Comeback

The McRib comeback has McDonald’s fans divided. Those who both love and loathe the long-awaited sandwich have taken to Twitter to share memes and jokes about the return of the McRib, which will be available in McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from today for a limited time.

It’s no secret that the McRib has many fans, and its cult-status has even been documented in an episode of Family Guy.

The clip of Peter Griffin spotting a billboard for the McRib and racing back to get his family resurfaced on Twitter when the sandwich’s comeback was first announced on October 30, by Twitter user @Jamius, who said: “Since the McRib is back, here’s the best 24 seconds of television.”

Twitter user Pitucito said: “McRib gang” and shared the Pope meme, depicting Pope Francis holding the infamous McDonald’s sandwich.

On Election Day, Brent Terhune joked: “Anxious. Can’t sleep. Can’t focus. This wait is killing

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The Internet Is Clamoring for Bella Hadid’s Mystery $16.99 Dress



Bella Hadid wearing a green shirt: Please drop the link, Bella.


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Please drop the link, Bella.

Bella Hadid’s millions of followers are waiting with bated breath for the model to drop one of her secrets.

No, it’s not about her love life or even the secrets to her Zoom call looks. It’s all about the green halter dress she wore for a series of Instagram photos showing off her Michael Kors bag.

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