Cyber Security Alerts

Google’s AI And Deep Learning Researcher Warns About AI-Fueled ‘Mass Population Control’ [Opinion]

Data is capital. Technologists and privacy advocates have been warning about – and campaining against – the prevailing, arguably exponentially growing, tendency of state-aided and private companies to mine, gather, repackage, and monetize user data. Probably the biggest story of the week, a saga that has occupied the headlines of media outlets worldwide – the […]

Watch a Drone Take Over a Nearby Smart TV

For all the focus on locking down laptops and smartphones, the biggest screen in millions of living rooms remains largely unsecured, even after years of warnings. Smart TVs today can fall prey to any number of hacker tricks—including one still-viable radio attack, stylishly demonstrated by a hovering drone. At the Defcon hacker conference today, independent […]

Protecting Against Ransomware Attacks: A Checklist

In the second of a two part series discussing recent ransomware attacks against municipalities, Shawn Taylor with Forescout talks about how cities can protect themselves. Sometimes all it takes is a malicious email to infect an entire municipality with ransomware, freezing important city systems from water utilities or websites. That was the case with the […]

Twitter Android Glitch Exposed Private Tweets for Years

Twitter disclosed a security issue on Thursday that had exposed protected tweets on Android devices – for more than four years. According to the social media giant, if Twitter users on the Android operating system made specific changes to their account settings – like changing the email address associated with their account – over the […]

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