COVID-19 Mass Surveillance, New Coronavirus Cyber-Attacks, Encryption Backdoors

In episode 113 for March 23rd 2020: Israel passes an emergency law to use mobile data to track people infected with COVID-19, the latest coronavirus cyber-attacks to be aware of, and how governments world-wide could be putting backdoors into secure messaging apps.

** Show notes and links mentioned on the show **

Israel passes emergency law to use mobile data for COVID-19 contact tracing
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51930681

To Track Virus, Governments Weigh Surveillance Tools That Push Privacy Limits
https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-track-virus-governments-weigh-surveillance-tools-that-push-privacy-limits-11584479841

WhatsApp And Signal Replaced By New Mystery Messaging App for EU Diplomats
https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2020/02/27/whatsapp-and-signal-replaced-by-new-mystery-messaging-app-this-eu-change-matters-heres-why/#4cea89017ba9

The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-governments-not-so-secret-plan-scan-every-message-online

Hackers Created Thousands of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Sites As Bait
https://thehackernews.com/2020/03/covid-19-coronavirus-hacker-malware.html

CovidLock: Android Ransomware Walkthrough and Unlocking Routine
https://www.zscaler.com/blogs/research/covidlock-android-ransomware-walkthrough-and-unlocking-routine

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