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Leave no dark corner - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Leave no dark corner - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
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Surveillance combined with a social credit system - requires surveillance cameras, combined with facial recognition software to operate
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How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?

How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much? | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
But as these prying AI "eyes" find new applications in store checkout lines, police body cameras and war zones, the tech companies developing them are struggling to balance business opportunities with difficult moral decisions that could turn off customers or their own workers.
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Facial Recognition: But as these prying AI "eyes" find new applications in store checkout lines, police body cameras and war zones, the tech companies developing them are struggling to balance business opportunities with difficult moral decisions that could turn off customers or their own workers. Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-07-all-seeing-ai-surveillance.html#jCp
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Interview with the man who brought on the age of 'downloadable guns'

Interview with the man who brought on the age of 'downloadable guns' | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Cody Wilson's early experiments in 3D printing set a dangerous ball into motion.
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is 3d printing of guns a reality - it may not be robust enough yet - but shows the potential of the future - ability to order and print your own 3d gun from anywhere - how will this be controlled?
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FBI Raid on Phishing Scammers Arrests 74, Recovers $16 Million

FBI Raid on Phishing Scammers Arrests 74, Recovers $16 Million | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
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Japanese researchers uncover huge reserve of rare earth metals used in electric vehicles, smartphones and wind turbines | V3

Japanese researchers uncover huge reserve of rare earth metals used in electric vehicles, smartphones and wind turbines | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Japan set to bust China's monopoly on rare-earth metals
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How a new find of rare natural resources in demand by the IT industry by Japan, could change the monopoly of China
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Half of businesses never get data back after coughing up in light of ransonware attacks

Half of businesses never get data back after coughing up in light of ransonware attacks | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
The other half see a complete data loss
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How is company data being impacted by ransomware?
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Russian bots debate US gun control laws

Russian bots debate US gun control laws | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Russian bots are believed to have taken part in debate about gun control following Florida shootings.
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Young Brits 'lack cyber-security awareness'

Young Brits 'lack cyber-security awareness' | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
A survey found over half of 18-25 year olds were using the same password for lots of online services.
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UK councils exposed to 98 million cyber attacks over five years, says report | V3

UK councils exposed to 98 million cyber attacks over five years, says report | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
IT security? We've heard of it, claim UK local authorities
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UK Govt a target for cyber attacks
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ICO website taken down after it was hacked to spread CoinHive Monero-mining malware | V3

ICO website taken down after it was hacked to spread CoinHive Monero-mining malware | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
ICO left itself wide open to attack, claims security researcher
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Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy - The New York Times

Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You’re a White Guy - The New York Times | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Commercial software is nearly flawless at telling the gender of white men, a new study says. But not so for darker-skinned women.
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reliability of facial recognition - more reliable for white faces.
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NSA's Microsoft SMB protocol exploit EternalBlue returns with WannaMine cryptocurrency-jacking malware | V3

NSA's Microsoft SMB protocol exploit EternalBlue returns with WannaMine cryptocurrency-jacking malware | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
If you haven't patched against EternalBlue yet, you probably deserve to be crypto-jacked
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Jackpot: Hackers are now making ATMs in the US spew out cash

Jackpot: Hackers are now making ATMs in the US spew out cash | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
ATM makers are warning customers that a scheme in which cyberthieves force machines to spit out cash like a winning slot machine has arrived stateside.
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hackers hit the jackpot with ATMs -
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UK show explores hidden world of facial recognition | Stuff.co.nz

UK show explores hidden world of facial recognition | Stuff.co.nz | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Exhibit explores how computers' ability to read faces is changing the world.
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Timehop exposes personal information of its entire user base

Timehop exposes personal information of its entire user base | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
The attacker breached a cloud account without multifactor authentication in December,Security ,gdpr,breach,breach notification,hacker
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App hacke to breach data
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Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Researchers found a way to spy on motion-triggered clips logged by Swann Security's cameras.
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Security issues of smart home devices, linked to the app
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BBC - Capital - Why we can’t give up this odd way of typing

BBC - Capital - Why we can’t give up this odd way of typing | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Most of us have learned to type on one but the strange Qwerty layout has some arguably better competitors. So why do we still use it?
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The real challengers to the qwerty keyboard
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Facial recognition could be revolutionized by new light-eliminating algorithm

Facial recognition could be revolutionized by new light-eliminating algorithm | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
A team working out of Israel has developed an algorithm that can remove light from images, improving identification.
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biometric Algorithms - improved for reliability with different technologies
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Pepper the annoying robot infected with ransomware in proof-of-concept attack | V3

Pepper the annoying robot infected with ransomware in proof-of-concept attack | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Hacking robots for fun and profit
Carol Hancox's insight:
Proof of concept security attack - what could happen if you injected a robot with ransomware? - could your robot be used to mine crypto currencies or change behaviour, or even stop production which might cost the company money.
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Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.
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Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
The company says that only internally used engineering test cars have been affected.
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New trend - cloud server being hacked for the purpose of stealing it's processing power to mine bitcoins
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North Korean state hackers are targeting Japan, Vietnam and the Middle East, warns FireEye

North Korean state hackers are targeting Japan, Vietnam and the Middle East, warns FireEye | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
North Korea's cyber attack capabilities are expanding fast - and turning their fire on a wider range of targets
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Security attacks stemming from N Korea
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Belgian police release decryption keys for Cryakl ransomware following operation with Kaspersky

Belgian police release decryption keys for Cryakl ransomware following operation with Kaspersky | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Belgian police release decryption keys for Cryakl ransomware following operation with Kaspersky
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The next big trend in computing | Stuff.co.nz

The next big trend in computing | Stuff.co.nz | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Edge computing is shifting processing power out of the cloud and nearer to end users.
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The next trend in networks - Edge computing - by moving the processing power nearer the end user devices...being driven by AI and self driving cars where more processing power will be essential to safe driving
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Lauri Love, the hacker who broke into NASA and US Army system, wins US extradition appeal | V3

Lauri Love, the hacker who broke into NASA and US Army system, wins US extradition appeal | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Court of Appeal indicates that Lauri Love will face trial in the UK instead
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