26 May 2020

Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared.

Deepfakes are a relatively new phenomenon in AI, and the technology is becoming increasingly compelling. The concept originated in 2017 as a result of a new deep learning method called generative adversarial networks (GANs). Since then, there have been several viral deepfake videos circulating the internet, such as those of

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26 May 2020

70 Percent of Mobile, Desktop Apps Contain Open-Source Bugs

Veracode’s annual State of Software Security report has revealed that researchers found 70 percent of applications available online contain at least one security flaw stemming from the use of an open-source library. This can arguably be attributed to a lack of awareness about where and how open source libraries are

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26 May 2020

Home Chef Serves Up Data Breach for 8 Million Records

The hacking group ShinyHunters has hit a popular mail-order meal kit company, Home Chef. Home Chef’s customer records were leaked as a result of the breach, according to a notice posted on the company’s website stating that customer information including email addresses, names, phone numbers, encrypted passwords, and four digits

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26 May 2020

Russian cyberspies use Gmail to control updated ComRAT malware

A new version of the ComRAT backdoor has been found by security researchers at ESET. The backdoor is controlled through the Gmail web interface and was discovered when the state-sponsored Russian hacker group Turla began using it to harvest data and steal information in attacks targeting governmental institutions. Other common

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22 May 2020

India’s Central Bank Combats Coronavirus Pain With a Surprise Rate Cut

India is still in the middle of the world’s largest lockdown in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To ease the economic pressure, India’s central bank pulled a surprising move by cutting its key lending rate in hopes to reignite growth. India’s economy has suffered greatly

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22 May 2020

Virus accelerates across Latin America, India, Pakistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has been accelerating across Latin America, Russia, and India as European countries, Asia, and the US begin to reopen and loosen lockdown measures. Governments have been making difficult decisions between saving jobs and the economy or preventing the spread of the virus as quickly as possible. In

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22 May 2020

Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane crashes in Karachi

Earlier this morning, a Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 91 passengers and eight crew crashed in Karachi en route to Jinnah International Airport from Lahore. Flight PK8303, an Airbus A320 crashed in a residential area near Model Colony, which is a neighborhood of Karachi just two miles north-east of its

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22 May 2020

TSA Wants Passenger Self-Screening that Looks Like Grocery Store Self-Checkout

The Transportation Security Agency has partnered with the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate to explore self-security checkpoint options. The collaboration aims to create a system for airline passengers that allows customers to move through security checkpoints at their own speed, much like a self-checkout lane at a grocery

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22 May 2020

Veterans Affairs Launches First Chatbot to Field COVID-19 Questions

Recently, the Veterans Affairs Department launched a chatbot that aims to provide veterans and their caregivers with answers regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The chatbot was developed in less than a month through the Microsoft Healthcare Bot platform. The tool can be accessed 24/7 to assess symptoms related to COVID-19 as

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22 May 2020

Wishbone Breach: 40 Million Records Leaked on Dark Web

Dark web trader ShinyHunters has leaked an alleged 40 million user records stolen from the mobile app Wishbone, stating that they had decided to leak the data for free after individuals started to resell it. Cybersecurity vendor Cyble reported the massive data breach, which marks ongoing tension in the cybercrime

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