Matt Rhule gave us a lot of info on the Panthers' approach to 2020. Let's break it down.
Time is not an issue for Panthers head coach Matt Rhule. He’s going on more walks than he ever has in his life, is eating dinner with his wife and three kids, watching tape on a variety of players and growing out his beard.Similar to the impacts felt by everyone around the country, the measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have put restrictions and a unique twist on Rhule’s first season with the Panthers. The offseason training program was scheduled to start this week for the five teams with new head coaches, however, that is on pause as the NFL and NFLPA search for a virtual...
The Charlotte Observer
Zoom video meetings are being interrupted by hackers spewing hate speech and showing porn. It's called 'Zoombombing.' Here's how to prevent it.
CHICAGO — Morgan Elise Johnson has been hosting virtual meditation sessions each weekday morning through her digital media company The Triibe, to bring a sense of calm to the audience during the coronavirus outbreak.One morning last week, though, that calm was shattered.The group was using video conferencing app Zoom and had just started its session when some young men joined the meeting, Johnson said. They started heckling the wellness professional leading the meditation. Then it got worse.They took control of the screen and started searching for pornography, Johnson said. When she tried to m...
Coronavirus-curing toothpaste? $100 for toilet paper? Anxiety over spread of disease ignites a rush of virus-related scams
PHILADELPHIA — No, chewing garlic pills or drinking colloidal silver won’t help you stave off the coronavirus. Legitimate doctors won’t send emails in broken English claiming to have treated your sick relatives and demanding thousands of dollars in return. And no one, state and federal authorities say, should be charging as much as $10 for a roll of toilet paper.But just as the spread of the coronavirus has sparked a collective wave of national anxiety, a litany of price-gougers, snake-oil salesmen, email phishers and scammers is emerging just as quickly to exploit it.Their tactics are not new...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Commentary: Trump calls the coronavirus a 'foreign virus,' exposing his flawed worldview
First it was the China virus. Now it’s the Europe virus (or maybe the EU virus). One thing’s for sure: It’s a foreign virus, not an American virus.At least that is how Donald Trump views the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on Wednesday. As of Thursday, it had spread to 116 countries, infected almost 130,000 people and killed nearly 5,000.But viruses don’t carry passports, and when they are as easily transmitted between humans as the novel coronavirus, they are going to spread around the world.It may have made sense, early on, to restrict travelers from Chin...
Cybercriminals seek profit in coronavirus
WASHINGTON — An email seemingly from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of new coronavirus infections and urges readers to click on a link to see a list of infections in their community.But the email actually comes from cybercriminals looking to use the crisis to their advantage.Cybersecurity researchers have identified a growing number of phishing scams in which fraudsters are using coronavirus to entice victims. With phishing, recipients unwittingly click on emailed or texted links designed to trick them into giving their personal information.“It is the most clickable ...
Tech Q&A: Avoiding risks when moving to Windows 10
Q: The older apps on my Windows 7 PC, such as Office 2007, don’t run correctly on my new Windows 10 laptop. As a result, I’d like to continue using the Windows 7 PC for most things that aren’t related to the internet. But I’ve forgotten the password to my Windows 7 PC (I haven’t shut it off in years.) What if it shuts down while I’m networking the Windows 7 and Windows 10 PCs together?—Don Robinson, Elk River, Minn.A: You shouldn’t connect your Windows 7 and Windows 10 PCs on a home network. It opens up the Windows 7 PC (which no longer gets security updates) to internet threats. It can be inf...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Boeing had 49 gaps in testing for its astronaut capsule before failed flight, independent review finds
ORLANDO, Fla. — An independent review of the decisions that led to a failed test of Boeing’s Starliner astronaut capsule found systematic and widespread missteps in the legacy company’s testing procedures and software development, prompting more NASA involvement in the agency’s commercial human spaceflight program.NASA has declared Boeing’s mission a “high visibility close call” mishap, a low-level but fairly rare procedural decision that kicks off a process to ensure that the same problems are not prevalent elsewhere in the organization.The review is now calling for 61 corrective actions to b...
FDA says pacemakers, glucose monitors and other devices could be vulnerable to hackers
Federal agencies warned patients and manufacturers Tuesday that a recently discovered problem with Bluetooth Low Energy communications may allow computer hackers to remotely disable or access pacemakers, glucose monitors, ultrasound devices and other medical systems.The FDA and Homeland Security Department said that while there have been no reports of patients harmed by the problem, the software needed to run such an attack is available online.Medtronic confirmed Tuesday that some of its products are affected, but said the impact is limited to “temporary disruption of communication function” a...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Amazon and Microsoft's cloud-computing businesses poised to weather a recession, despite coronavirus, analysts say
In the decade since the Great Recession, cloud computing became the de facto information-technology strategy for startup companies and, increasingly, large corporations alike. The business of renting remote computing power has grown into an enormous industry and, with No. 1 player Amazon and No. 2 Microsoft based in the Seattle area, a mainstay of the region’s broader tech-driven economy.As fears of a recession mount with the spread of the novel coronavirus, cloud analysts are considering how this $263 billion industry would fare in its first significant economic downturn since reaching maturi...
The Seattle Times
Tech Q&A: Fixing a PC that gradually slows down
Q: My HP PC (an Envy x360 m6) is running Windows 10 Home with all the current updates, and I use Norton antivirus and the Malwarebytes security program. But over the last year the PC has really slowed down when it comes to starting Windows or programs. Even after starting, many programs run slowly. My PC has 8 gigabytes of RAM (computer chip) memory and a 1 terabyte hard drive that’s about 80% full. What can I do to speed up the computer?— Gary Brown, St. Paul, Minn.A: You have nearly filled up your hard drive, which is probably causing the speed of your PC to drop off dramatically.Why? When a...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)