Around half a million pacemaker have been recalled because of security concerns. Vulnerabilities in the pacemakers discovered by cyber security watchdog MedSec shows that anyone with basic knowledge and proper equipment could access these pacemakers and do anything they pleased with them.
Even though hackers are constantly finding new ways to breach security, it looks like we may have a new way to defend – AI. A system developed by MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory called Ai2 goes through millions of log lines per day and identifies threats, which are then checked by a human expert.
Researchers at Trend Labs were investigating a case involving a backdoor (BKDR_ANDROM.ETIN) which was being filelessly installed onto target machines. The process of infection within a Windows 10 machine has a relatively straightforward path, beginning with the insertion of the USB, which contains two malicious files and ending in the decryption of a normal file and release of the BKDR_ANDROM.ETIN file.
On September 6, 2017 the House of Representatives passed the SELF DRIVE act short for the Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution act and was put together by both Democrats and Republicans.
Tor is used by a wide a variety of individuals, from reporters in countries with oppressive governments to cyber criminals, who not only use the PC software, but also the Orfox app for Android, which up until now, had much more limited functionality than the PC Browser suite.
The hacker group OurMine is notorious for its large scale hacks on many different celebrities and various different websites. Recently, the hacker group has put WikiLeaks under their radar once more, with a different attack this time.
Artificial intelligence is the next frontier in warfare. Countries such as the US, China, and Russia are making advances towards more AI development. The next world war may not be started by a human but by an AI deciding that a pre-emptive strike is the best decision.
Kaspersky Lab announces transparency initiative in an effort to reestablish trust in the wake of alleged involvement in US government data theft
On September 7th Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the USA disclosed that it is investigating a data breach that may have impacted approximately 143 million Americans.
In a recent blog post, Felix Krause revealed a method for phishing Apple ID passwords on iOS that would be quite indistinguishable from a real iOS password request.