Day: May 25, 2020

Veterans and military spouses use telework training program to find portable jobs

Digital Works places graduates with Concentrix, NexRep, LoveOps, InstaCare, and Randstad/Google Logistics.

Connected Nation’s first mission was to bring broadband to rural communities. Along the way the organization also built a training program designed for the all-online work world of the coronavirus. Digital Works is a short course that was designed for military spouses. The focus is telework, namely call center jobs. 

The program started at Fort Campbell, KY, and helps graduates find a job when courses are complete. Almost 1,000 people have completed the program since its launch in 2013. People took in-person classes at two locations in Kentucky before the coronavirus pushed the sessions online. 

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Jessica Golson, a Digital Works facilitator, said that even before the pandemic, remote opportunities were popping up in new industries every year. Since the COVID-19 shutdowns started all over the

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A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks – TechCrunch

Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users.

Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database, Paine said that anyone could “quickly paint a picture” about what an internet user (or their household) does in real-time.

Paine alerted AIS to the open database on May 13. But after not hearing back for a week, Paine reported the apparent security lapse to Thailand’s national computer emergency response team, known as ThaiCERT, which contacted AIS about the open database.

The database was inaccessible a short time later.

It’s not known who owns the database. Paine told TechCrunch that the kind of records found in the database can only come from someone who’s able

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