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DPL Reading List – July 31, 2020


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.


There’s a reason your inbox has more malicious spam—Emotet is back – Emotet, the world’s most costly and destructive botnet, is back from a five-month hiatus with a blast of malicious spam that spreads ransomware, bank-fraud trojans, and other malware.


Garmin’s four-day service meltdown was caused by ransomware – In 2019, ransomware attacks cost organizations $7.5 billion. Last week’s attack on Garmin is just the latest high-profile example of the destructiveness of these types of security breaches.


A Better Way to Measure Progress in Semiconductors – Is it time to get rid of the Moore’s Law metric and begin measuring progress another way?


3 Things Virtual Meetings Offer That In-Person Ones Don’t – Virtual meetings present a host of challenges – but they also give us new “superpowers” by enabling us to do things we couldn’t before. Here are just three examples of what we’re able to accomplish with our online meetings.


20 years ago, Steve Jobs built the “coolest computer ever”—and it bombed – This month marks 20 years since Apple debuted the Power Mac G4 Cube and 19 years since it discontinued the famous desktop computer.


Ongoing Meow attack has nuked >1,000 databases without telling anyone why – Ongoing attack hitting unsecured data leaves the word “meow” as its calling card.


We’re in a golden age of UX. Why is video chat still stuck in the ’90s? – A critical look at how video conferencing seems to be stuck in the past – and how some new concepts could radically change how we conduct our online meetings.

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