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Apr 1, 2020

IBM, NUS tie up to tap quantum computing for problem solving

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Computing giant IBM and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have embarked on a three-year collaboration to find ways to use quantum computing to solve real-world problems and train quantum scientists.

Quantum computers are currently used in many areas, including medical research into new drug development and the enhancement of cyber security in the financial sector.

The collaboration between IBM and NUS, announced yesterday, is the first of its kind in South-east Asia and gives NUS researchers access to 15 of IBM’s powerful quantum computing systems via a cloud service.

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Apr 1, 2020

Israel’s MDA to treat coronavirus patients with new ‘passive vaccine’

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The first patient who recovered from coronavirus donated plasma on Wednesday that will be used to create a “passive vaccine” to treat Israelis who are severely ill with COVID-19.


This assumes that those who have recovered from COVID-19 have developed special anti-virus proteins or antibodies in their plasma, which could therefore help sick patients cope with the disease.

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Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19: Hackers Begin Exploiting Zoom’s Overnight Success to Spread Malware

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Many people are turning to Zoom in this time. I suggested my Dad use it for his church…but…Watch Out! After #coronavirus domains, experts find a massive surge in suspicious “Zoom” named domains in the last 7 days, potentially registered by hackers to exploit #Zoom’s overnight success in this pandemic time to spread #malware… #COVID19


Covid-19 impact: hackers begin exploiting zoom’s overnight success to spread malware during coronavirus outbreak with fake domains and websites.

Mar 28, 2020

An Elite Spy Group Used 5 Zero-Days to Hack North Koreans

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South Korea is a prime suspect for exploiting the secret software vulnerabilities in a sophisticated espionage campaign.

Mar 26, 2020

Xbox Series X graphics source code stolen and leaked online

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O,.,O! ;-;


AMD has revealed that a hacker has stolen information about its current and future GPUs. Some of the information, including details about the Xbox Series X GPU, was posted online recently. AMD has used takedown notices to wipe the source code from GitHub.

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Mar 22, 2020

Taiwan’s new ‘electronic fence’ for quarantines leads wave of virus monitoring

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, mobile phones

TAIPEI (Reuters) — Taiwan, which has won global praise for its effective action against the coronavirus, is rolling out a mobile phone-based “electronic fence” that uses location-tracking to ensure people who are quarantined stay in their homes.

Governments around the world are combining technology and human efforts to enforce quarantines that require people who have been exposed to the virus to stay in their homes, but Taiwan’s system is believed to be the first to use mobile phone tracking for that purpose.

“The goal is to stop people from running around and spreading the infection,” said Jyan Hong-wei, head of Taiwan’s Department of Cyber Security, who leads efforts to work with telecom carriers to combat the virus.

Mar 21, 2020

Putin’s Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: Dangerous New ‘Cyber Weapons’ Now Exposed

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:oooo.


The successor agency to Russia’s KGB has been hacked again—and the exposed tools represent a threat to us all.

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Mar 20, 2020

T-cell-mediated immune response to respiratory coronaviruses

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Circa 2014 Emerging respiratory coronaviruses such as the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) pose potential biological threats to humans. SARS and MERS are manifested as severe atypical pneumonia associated with high morbidity and mortality in humans. The majority of studies carried out in SARS-CoV-infected humans and animals attribute a dysregulated/exuberant innate response as a leading contributor to SARS-CoV-mediated pathology. A decade after the 2002–2003 SARS epidemic, we do not have any approved preventive or therapeutic agents available in case of re-emergence of SARS-CoV or other related viruses. A strong neutralizing antibody response generated against the spike (S) glycoprotein of SARS-CoV is completely protective in the susceptible host. However, neutralizing antibody titers and the memory B cell response are short-lived in SARS-recovered patients and the antibody will target primary homologous strain. Interestingly, the acute phase of SARS in humans is associated with a severe reduction in the number of T cells in the blood. Surprisingly, only a limited number of studies have explored the role of the T cell-mediated adaptive immune response in respiratory coronavirus pathogenesis. In this review, we discuss the role of anti-virus CD4 and CD8 T cells during respiratory coronavirus infections with a special emphasis on emerging coronaviruses.

Coronaviruses belong to the family coronaviridae and are enveloped, positive-sense, single stranded RNA viruses. The coronavirus genome is approximately 31 kb, making these viruses the largest known RNA viruses yet identified. Coronaviruses infect a variety of hosts including humans and several other vertebrates. Coronaviruses are associated with several respiratory and intestinal tract infections. Respiratory coronaviruses have long been recognized as significant pathogens in domestic and companion animals and as the cause of upper respiratory tract infections in humans. Thus, several human coronaviruses (HCoVs) are the etiological agents for mild respiratory illness, including the common cold and croup (e.g.: HCoV-229E, HCoV-OC43, HCoV-NL63 and HCoV-HKU) (3, 4). Human coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV are also associated with severe respiratory illness (5–9).

Mar 18, 2020

Russian Scientists Break Google’s Quantum Algorithm

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, information science, quantum physics

Clause density is something new to me but seems interesting as I know shores algorithm is the only thing that can hack systems.


Google is racing to develop quantum-enhanced processors that utilize quantum mechanical effects to one day dramatically increase the speed at which data can be processed.

In the near term, Google has devised new quantum-enhanced algorithms that operate in the presence of realistic noise. The so-called quantum approximate optimization algorithm, or QAOA for short, is the cornerstone of a modern drive towards noise-tolerant quantum-enhanced algorithm development.

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Mar 17, 2020

Cyberattack hits U.S. health agency during coronavirus outbreak

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The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyberattack on its computer system Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The attack appears to have been intended to slow the agency’s systems down, but didn’t do so in any meaningful way, said the people, who asked for anonymity to discuss an incident that was not public.

The National Security Council tweeted just before midnight: “Text message rumors of a national #quarantine are FAKE. There is no national lockdown. @CDCgov has and will continue to post the latest guidance on #COVID19.”

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