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Oct 8, 2022

Passwordless logins boost security for device and account access

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

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With the increasing digitization of services across multiple industries, large corporations are pushing for new security measures to keep their customers’ documents and sensitive information secure. Among these measures are passwordless logins, with new authentication methods adding an extra layer of data protection.

The transition to passwordless logins is undeniable, with approximately 60% of large and global enterprises and 90% of midsize enterprises predicted to adopt passwordless methods in at least 50% of use cases, according to a recent Gartner study. This comes as no surprise, as security problems associated with password-only authentication are among the digital world’s biggest vulnerabilities. Consumers are often tempted to reuse passwords across different services due to the difficulty of managing so many passwords.

Oct 7, 2022

Facebook Detects 400 Android and iOS Apps Stealing Users Log-in Credentials

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

Meta security team has identified more than 400 malicious Android and iOS apps that have stolen users’ Facebook login credentials.

Oct 6, 2022

2 critical Remote code execution flaws in Qualcomm Chipsets affect billions of smartphones

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security

Twelve new security flaws impacting various chipsets were disclosed in this month’s security advisory for Qualcomm’s devices, two of which have been given a critical severity rating. Two significant flaws in Qualcomm chipsets have been identified that might allow malicious payloads to installed remotely on the Android devices.

The first vulnerability, identified as CVE-2022–25748 (CVSS score 9.8), affects Qualcomm’s WLAN component and is described as a “Integer Overflow to Buffer Overflow during parsing GTK frames”. If exploited, this issue might result in memory corruption and remote code execution. This vulnerability impact all smart devices that use the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ, CSRA, IPQ, MDM, MSM, QCA, WSA, WCN, WCD, SW, SM, SDX, SD, SA, QRB, QCS, QCN, and more series.

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Oct 6, 2022

3 critical malicious code execution vulnerabilities in Linux kernel

Posted by in categories: computing, security

A security investigator has discovered three new code execution flaws in the Linux kernel that might be exploited by a local or external adversary to take control of the vulnerable computers and run arbitrary code. The roccat_report_event function in drivers/hid/hid-roccat.c has a use-after-free vulnerability identified as CVE-2022–41850 (CVSS score: 8.4). A local attacker might exploit this flaw to run malicious script on the system by submitting a report while copying a report->value. Patch has be released to addresses the Linux Kernel 5.19.12 vulnerability CVE-2022–41850.

The second flaw tracked as CVE-2022–41848 (CVSS score: 6.8), is also a use-after-free flaw due to a race condition between mgslpc_ioctl and mgslpc_detach in drivers/char/pcmcia/synclink_cs.c. By removing a PCMCIA device while calling ioctl, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system. The bug affects Linux Kernel 5.19.12 and was fixed via this patch.

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Oct 6, 2022

Achieving greater entanglement: Milestones on the path to useful quantum technologies

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, particle physics, quantum physics, security

Tiny particles are interconnected despite sometimes being thousands of kilometers apart—Albert Einstein called this “spooky action at a distance.” Something that would be inexplicable by the laws of classical physics is a fundamental part of quantum physics. Entanglement like this can occur between multiple quantum particles, meaning that certain properties of the particles are intimately linked with each other.

Entangled systems containing multiple offer significant benefits in implementing quantum algorithms, which have the potential to be used in communications, or quantum computing. Researchers from Paderborn University have been working with colleagues from Ulm University to develop the first programmable optical quantum memory. The study was published as an “Editor’s suggestion” in the Physical Review Letters journal.

Oct 4, 2022

Linux 6.0 kernel enhances security with Runtime Verification, improves CPU energy efficiency

Posted by in categories: business, computing, internet, security

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The open-source Linux operating system is an essential component of the cloud and enterprise application delivery. In fact, every cloud service, even Microsoft, offers Linux-based compute resources and Linux is often the default choice for embedded and internet of things (IoT) devices. Among the major Linux distribution vendors today are IBM’s Red Hat business unit, German vendor SUSE and Canonical, which develops the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

The market for Linux is forecast to grow to $22.15 billion by 2029, according to Fortune Business Insights, up from $6.27 billion in 2022.

Oct 3, 2022

What Can Brain Scans Really Tell Us?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, finance, genetics, neuroscience, robotics/AI, security

Since the infancy of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in 1990, people have been fascinated by the potential for brain scans to unlock the mysteries of the human mind, our behaviors and beliefs. Many breathtaking applications for brain scans have been devised, but hype often exceeds what empirical science can deliver. It’s time to ask: What’s the big picture of neuroscience and what are the limitations of brain scans?

The specific aims of any research endeavor depend on who you ask and what funding agency is involved, says Michael Spezio, associate professor of psychology, data science and neuroscience at Scripps College. Some people believe neuroscience has the potential to explain human cognition and behavior as a fully mechanistic process, ultimately debunking an “illusion of free will.” Not all neuroscientists agree that free will is a myth, but it’s a strong current these days. Neuroscience also has applications in finance, artificial intelligence, weapons research and national security.

For other researchers and funders, the specific aim of neuroscience involves focusing on medical imaging, genetics, the study of proteins (proteomics) and the study of neural connections (connectomics). As caring persons who are biological, neurological, physical, social and spiritual, we can use neuroscience to think carefully and understand our humanity and possible ways to escape some of the traps we’ve built for ourselves, says Spezio. Also, brain scans can enhance research into spirituality, mindfulness and theory of mind – the awareness of emotions, values, empathy, beliefs, intentions and mental states to explain or predict others’ behavior.

Sep 30, 2022

How MLops deployment can be easier with open-source versioning

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Modern software development typically follows a very iterative approach known as continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD). The promise of CI/CD is better software that is released quicker and it’s a promise that ClearML now intends to bring to the world of machine learning (ML).

ClearML today announced the general availability of its enterprise MLops platform that extends the capabilities of the company’s open-source edition. The ClearML Enterprise platform provides organizations with security controls and additional capabilities for rapidly iterating and deploying ML workflows.

Sep 23, 2022

15-Year-Old Unpatched Python Vulnerability Potentially Affects Over 350,000 Projects

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

As many as 350,000 open source projects are believed to be potentially vulnerable to exploitation as a result of a security flaw in a Python module that has remained unpatched for 15 years.

The open source repositories span a number of industry verticals, such as software development, artificial intelligence/machine learning, web development, media, security, and IT management.

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Sep 21, 2022

Dr. Andrew Hebbeler, Ph.D. — Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) — The White House

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, health, policy, science, security, terrorism

Maximizing Benefits Of The Life Sciences & Health Tech For All Americans — Dr. Andrew Hebbeler, Ph.D., Principal Assistant Director for Health and Life Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House.

Dr. Andrew Hebbeler, Ph.D., is Principal Assistant Director for Health and Life Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House (, and has extensive foreign affairs, national security, global health, and science and technology (S&T) policy experience.

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