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Deepfakes and the 2020 United States election: missing in action?

If you believe reports in the news, impending deepfake disaster is headed our way in time for the 2020 United States election. Political intrigue, dubious clips, mischief and mayhem were all promised. We’ll need to be careful around clips of the President issuing statements about being at war, or politicians making defamatory statements. Everything is up for
Publish At:2020-10-16 14:11 | Read:132 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering 2020 US election AI conspiracy

Deepfake Voice Technology Iterates on Old Phishing Strategies

As the world of AI and deepfake technology grows more complex, the risk that deepfakes pose to firms and individuals grows increasingly potent. This growing sophistication of the latest software and algorithms has allowed malicious hackers, scammers and cyber criminals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to stay one step ahead of the authorities, making th
Publish At:2020-10-12 02:31 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection AI cybercr

Sandbox in security: what is it, and how it relates to malware

To better understand modern malware detection methods, it’s a good idea to look at sandboxes. In cybersecurity, the use of sandboxes has gained a lot of traction over the last decade or so. With the plethora of new malware coming our way every day, security researchers needed something to test new programs without investing too much of their precious time.
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:27 | Read:98 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness AI containerization Maze ML sanboxes sandboxing se

New Deepfakes using GAN stirs up questions about digital fakery

Subversive deepfake campaigns that enter the party unannounced, do their thing, then slink off into the night without anybody noticing are where it’s at. Easily debunked clips of Donald Trump yelling THE NUKES ARE UP or something similarly ludicrous are not a major concern. We’ve already dug into why that’s the case. What we’ve also explored are the peopl
Publish At:2020-07-23 11:20 | Read:319 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering AI article blog deepfake deepfakes deepfa

The face of tomorrow’s cybercrime: Deepfake ransomware explained

While many countries are beginning to ease up on their respective pandemic lock downs—which, in turn, also means that everyone will soon ease into a life that is not quite post-COVID-19—we find ourselves once more on the cusp of change, an outlook that makes some feel anxious and others hopeful. But for forward-looking security experts, there are some fut
Publish At:2020-06-26 14:20 | Read:547 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware AI artificial intelligence backup cybercrime-wait

Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Last week, a few major tech companies informed the public that they will not provide facial recognition software to law enforcement. These companies are concerned about the way in which their technology might be used. What happens when software that threatens our privacy falls into the hands of organization which we no longer trust? In general, being awar
Publish At:2020-06-18 13:50 | Read:544 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence Privacy ACLU AI amazon biometrics EF

The COVID-19 Pandemic Dominates the Cybersecurity World

Cybersecurity is not a static world. You can say that it is a social system, it affects and is affected by its surrounding environment. For example, back in 2018, it was the GDPR that shook the foundations of security and privacy by making the protection of our personal data a fundamental human right. But that was then. What is shaping today’s cybersecurity?
Publish At:2020-06-18 00:31 | Read:558 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection AI Cloud C

Clearview AI loses entire database of faceprint-buying clients to hackers

byLisa VaasClearview AI, the controversial facial recognition startup that’s gobbled up more than three billion of our photos by scraping social media sites and any other publicly accessible nook and cranny it can find, has lost its entire list of clients to hackers – including details about its many law enforcement clients.In a notification that
Publish At:2020-02-28 09:16 | Read:981 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Law & order Privacy Security threats AI Artificial

Biotech health care innovations meet security challenges

The level and speed of innovations taking place in the biotech industry are baffling. On the one hand, it makes us hopeful we can quickly reduce the number of illnesses and their consequences through technological advancement—saving thousands of lives. On the other, concerns about the application of Internet-connected technology leave us wondering: at what c
Publish At:2020-02-25 14:40 | Read:953 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vital infrastructure AI biosensors BLE bluetooth dna-test fd

5 Ways artificial intelligence Is Being Used to Keep Sensitive Information Secure

Artificial intelligence is an immensely helpful tool for businesses and consumers alike, how to use artificial intelligence to secure sensitive Information Artificial intelligence (AI) is an immensely helpful tool for businesses and consumers alike. By processing data quickly and predicting analytics, AI can do everything from automating systems to prote
Publish At:2020-02-19 11:40 | Read:748 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security AI Artificial Intelligence hacking ne

Self-driving car dataset missing labels for pedestrians, cyclists

byLisa VaasA popular self-driving car dataset for training machine-learning systems – one that’s used by thousands of students to build an open-source self-driving car – contains critical errors and omissions, including missing labels for hundreds of images of bicyclists and pedestrians.Machine learning models are only as good as the data o
Publish At:2020-02-15 12:43 | Read:722 | Comments:0 | Tags:Machine Learning AI Artificial intelligence Autonomous vehic

Cybersecurity & Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a view from the EU Rear Window, Part I

Much has been said about the power of AI and how tomorrow’s CISO won’t be able to provide efficient cybersecurity without it. The hype surrounding AI is based on both the quickening pace of natural language capability development and the current deficiency of capable and competent cybersecurity professionals. A quick clarification of what AI is and to what e
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:45 | Read:1180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Security artificial intelligence AI

Now computers are being taught to ‘smell’

With every passing month new stories emerge of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are getting “smarter”. From Amazon Alexa learning your daily routine to automated fake news detection, there’s always something else that well-trained AI seems to be able to do. But the latest AI development from Google is a little more unusual. A paper released from the
Publish At:2019-11-25 04:15 | Read:1606 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology AI cybersecurity

Deepfakes and LinkedIn: malign interference campaigns

Deepfakes haven’t quite lost the power to surprise, but given their wholesale media saturation in the last year or so, there’s a sneaking suspicion in some quarters that they may have missed the bus. When people throw a fake Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn online these days, the response seems to be fairly split between “Wow, that’s funny” and barely ev
Publish At:2019-11-20 16:50 | Read:1266 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering AI computer generated deepfakes fakes kat

Vimeo sued for storing faceprints of people without their say-so

byLisa VaasYou didn’t tell me that you’re collecting and storing my faceprint, you didn’t tell me why or for how long, you didn’t get my written OK to do it, and you haven’t told us how long you’re retaining our biometrics or how we can get you to nuke them, another Illinois resident has said in yet another proposed facial
Publish At:2019-09-26 06:05 | Read:1833 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order Machine Learning Privacy AI Artificial intellige

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