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Apr 25, 2023

Intel Let Google Cloud Hack Its New Secure Chips and Found 10 Bugs

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To protect its Confidential Computing cloud infrastructure and gain critical insights, Google leans on its relationships with chipmakers.

Apr 24, 2023

Machine learning framework classifies pneumonia on chest X-rays

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Pneumonia is a potentially fatal lung infection that progresses rapidly. Patients with pneumonia symptoms – such as a dry, hacking cough, breathing difficulties and high fever – generally receive a stethoscope examination of the lungs, followed by a chest X-ray to confirm diagnosis. Distinguishing between bacterial and viral pneumonia, however, remains a challenge, as both have similar clinical presentation.

Mathematical modelling and artificial intelligence could help improve the accuracy of disease diagnosis from radiographic images. Deep learning has become increasingly popular for medical image classification, and several studies have explored the use of convolutional neural network (CNN) models to automatically identify pneumonia from chest X-ray images. It’s critical, however, to create efficient models that can analyse large numbers of medical images without false negatives.

Now, K M Abubeker and S Baskar at the Karpagam Academy of Higher Education in India have created a novel machine learning framework for pneumonia classification of chest X-ray images on a graphics processing unit (GPU). They describe their strategy in Machine Learning: Science and Technology.

Apr 24, 2023

ChatGPT may hinder the cybersecurity industry

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Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, has been causing quite a stir because of the software’s surprisingly human and accurate responses.

The auto-generative system reached a record-breaking 100 million monthly active users only two months after launching. However, while its popularity continues to grow, the current discussion within the cybersecurity industry is whether this type of technology will aid in making the internet safer or play right into the hands of those trying to cause chaos.

Apr 17, 2023

What it will look like if China launches cyberattacks in the U.S.

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, internet, military

Chinese hackers could also attack the networks of companies that provide services to the military or to critical infrastructure operators, holding their systems hostage for ransom payments.

“If you get the right supply chain, it can have a lot of effects against a lot of targets,” said John Hultquist, head of Mandiant Intelligence Analysis at Google Cloud.

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Apr 17, 2023

With Security Copilot, Microsoft brings the power of AI to cyberdefense

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Trained across security and networking disciplines and armed with trillions of data signals, Security Copilot dramatically increases the reach, speed and effectiveness of any security team

REDMOND, Wash. — March 28, 2023 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced it is bringing the next generation of AI to cybersecurity with the launch of Microsoft Security Copilot, giving defenders a much-needed tool to quickly detect and respond to threats and better understand the threat landscape overall. Security Copilot will combine Microsoft’s vast threat intelligence footprint with industry-leading expertise to augment the work of security professionals through an easy-to-use AI assistant.

“Today the odds remain stacked against cybersecurity professionals. Too often, they fight an asymmetric battle against relentless and sophisticated attackers,” said Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president, Microsoft Security. “With Security Copilot, we are shifting the balance of power into our favor. Security Copilot is the first and only generative AI security product enabling defenders to move at the speed and scale of AI.”

Apr 17, 2023

Android malware infiltrates 60 Google Play apps with 100M installs

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, mobile phones

A new Android malware named ‘Goldoson’ has infiltrated the platform’s official app store, Google Play, through 60 apps that collectively have 100 million downloads.

Apr 16, 2023

New Ultrasonic Acoustic Attack Targeting Microphones and Voice Assistants Gives Remote Access to Most Smart Devices

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Researchers in the United States have developed a new ultrasonic acoustic attack that can covertly give hackers remote access to many smart devices by turning the device’s microphone and voice assistant against them.

The attack works by using ultrasonic acoustic signals that are inaudible to humans but can be picked up by voice assistants on smart devices, a type of cyberattack commonly referred to as a “SurfingAttack” or “ DolphinAttack.”

With a SurfingAttack, a hacker can modulate voice commands into silent, near-ultrasonic signals, allowing them to issue commands to a smart device, all while a user is blissfully unaware their device has been hijacked.

Apr 16, 2023

How I Hacked The US Government Aged 16 | Minutes With | @LADbible

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In this weeks episode of Minutes With we sat down with Mustafa Al-Bassam, a former member of Anonymous and one of the founders of LulzSec.

Mustafa tells us how he got in to hacking and how he ended up getting involved in attacks on The Sun, The Westboro Baptist Church and even the US Government.

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Apr 15, 2023

GlobalData warns of cybersecurity threat to travel & tourism

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

The travel and tourism sector has become a prime focus for cyberattacks in recent times, resulting in ransomware incidents arising from data breaches. Against this backdrop, cybersecurity concerns within the industry have escalated with a 4 pc year-on-year (YoY) rise in 2022, reflecting the prevailing sentiment, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

In its report, Company Filing Analytics Database, GlobalData says that sentiment for airlines, travel services, and lodging rose by 6 pc, 4 pc, and 1 pc, respectively, in 2022 over 2021.

“Companies are consistently working on information and network security projects to set up a reliable technical protection and security management mechanism to ensure customer security and prevent data leakage. A severe data security incident can lead to operational disturbances and cause significant financial damage to the business,” says Misa Singh, Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData.

Apr 14, 2023

A review of existing studies investigating online romance fraud

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Online romance fraud is an increasingly common phenomenon, which can affect people of all ages worldwide. This type of fraud occurs when a malicious individual or members of a criminal organization engage with users online pretending to be romantically interested in them, while trying to trick them into sending money or sharing confidential information with them.

Online scams can have a detrimental effect on a victim’s life, causing them to spend all their savings, become indebted, and even be subjected to blackmail or identity theft. A team of researchers at Abertay University in the U.K. recently reviewed existing literature focusing on romance and then summarized some of the most recurring findings in a paper pre-published on arXiv.

“Romance fraud has been growing over the last decade or so and was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic which saw a surge in cybercrime and cyberattacks,” Dr. Lynsay Shepherd, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore. “Our paper provides a comprehensive overview of romance fraud research, which could serve as a starting point for future research in the field.”

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