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Feb 17, 2016

Virtual extortion a big business for cyber criminals

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI, transportation

And, this is only going to get worse with the newer AI technology until we can get a handle on hacking and tracking of AI such as bots and cars.


Virtual extortion is causing havoc as cyber criminals target companies of all sizes for ransom, according to the FBI. Here’s what needs to be done.

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Feb 17, 2016

Hardware is hot in cybersecurity

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IBM’s new z13s mainframe and Cisco’s new Firepower next generation firewall.

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Feb 17, 2016

Cops want special courts that try only cyber criminals

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Special courts for cyber criminals.


Police dept asks govt for two courts dedicated to dealing with online crime, to improve conviction rate.

Mumbai: As crimes increasingly go digital, Mumbai police are pushing for the creation of courts that would try only cyber crimes. They have submitted a proposal to the government seeking to establish two special courts for the purpose, in a move aimed to cut back delays in trials.

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Feb 17, 2016

Expert Edward McAndrew says nation is facing ‘perfect cyber-crime storm’

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Feb 17, 2016

Filename-handling slip let attackers evade FireEye analysis

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Giving FireEye the slip.


Malware could be on your application whitelist if you haven’t caught up on patching.

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Feb 17, 2016

Researchers are Using Fairy Tales to Prevent a ‘Psychotic’ Robot Uprising

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, ethics, robotics/AI, security

The bottom line is robots are machines; and like any other machine, a robot system can be (with the right expertise) reprogram. And, a connected robot to the net, etc. poses a risk as long as hackers poses a risk in the current Cyber environment. Again, I encourage government, tech companies, and businesses work collectively together in addressing the immediate challenge around Cyber Security.

And, there will need to be some way to also track robots & deactivate them remotely especially when the public are allowed to buy them (including criminals).


“We believe story comprehension in robots can eliminate psychotic-appearing behavior and reinforce choices that won’t harm humans and still achieve the intended goal”.

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Feb 16, 2016

EU managers need to up cyber security collaboration, study finds

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, security

The lack of collaboration on cyber security between the senior levels of business is leaving UK firms exposed to fines and reputational damage, a study has revealed.

One in 10 C-level respondents to a survey by Palo Alto Networks said they “kind of” understand what defines an online security risk, but admitted they “still have to use Google to help explain it”.

This finding suggests that the lack of consensus on where the responsibility for cyber security lies could stem from some lack of cyber security understanding at the leadership level.

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Feb 16, 2016

Extremely severe bug leaves dizzying number of software and devices vulnerable

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Another possible breach risk uncovered.


Since 2008, vulnerability has left apps and hardware open to remote hijacking.

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Feb 16, 2016

Online security? Just let me Google that, say puzzled bosses

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, economics, robotics/AI, security

Although this article highlights the lack of awareness by some CEOs and board members on all things around Cyber Security; I do see a larger gap and risk. I do believe if a fully funded and dedicated joint task force effort among Silicon Valley, US Government, and Wall Street are not in place tackling this jointly to help the country and economy to diffuse this situation within the next 14 to 18 months that AI could fail in its delivery due to public’s concerns around trust and security.

Therefore, tech spent millions if not billions on new AI technology that businesses and consumers see no value in due to risks.


Some board executives still need help from a search engine to explain cyber security issues, warns report.

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Feb 16, 2016

Car cyber hijacking on the rise

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, security, sustainability, transportation

Cyber Carjacking the new way to steal someone’s auto.


Cyber security was one of the topics on the agenda at the recent CyberTech conference held in Tel Aviv.

Last year, hackers in the US managed to remotely access a Jeep Cherokee SUV through its on-board computer, taking control of its steering, transmission and brakes.

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