Archive for August 1, 2017 | Daily archive page

3 Etherium heists in as many weeks: $7m, $32m and $85m!

Hacker Allegedly Steals $7.4 Million in Ethereum with Incredibly Simple Trick Someone tricked would be investors during an ethereum ICO into sending their cryptocurrency to the wrong address. A hacker has allegedly just stolen around $7.4 million dollars worth of ether, the cryptocurrency that underpins the app platform ethereum, by tricking victims into sending money […]

Intel Launches Movidius Neural Compute Stick: Deep Learning and AI on a $79 USB Stick

Meanwhile, the on-chip memory has increased from 1 GB on the Fathom NCS to 4 GB LPDDR3 on the Movidius NCS, in order to facilitate larger and denser neural networks. And to cap it all off, Movidius has been able to reduce the MSRP to $79 – citing Intel’s “manufacturing and design expertise” – lowering […]

Swedish government leak: clueless agency moved all citizens data + military secrets to “The Cloud” in clear text and to people without security clearances in many countries

Sweden’s Transport Agency moved all of its data to “the cloud”, apparently unaware that there is no cloud, only somebody else’s computer. In doing so, it exposed and leaked every conceivable top secret database: fighter pilots, SEAL team operators, police suspects, people under witness relocation. Names, photos, and home addresses: the list is just getting […]

Lenovo Folio: 5.5″ phone that unfolds into 8″ tablet seamlessly

At the third annual Lenovo Tech World last week, the Chinese tech giant wowed attendees with the Lenovo Folio, a tablet with a screen that folds in half into a phone. Before you start getting too excited, you should know that the Folio is a concept device, which means it may not be released as […]

AI quickly cooks malware that AV software can’t spot

Hyrum Anderson, technical director of data science at security shop Endgame, showed off research that his company had done in adapting Elon Musk’s OpenAI framework to the task of creating malware that security engines can’t spot. The system basically learns how to tweak malicious binaries so that they can slip past antivirus tools and continue […]

It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, if you have access to cheap clickstream data

Two German researchers say they have exposed the porn-browsing habits of a judge, a cyber-crime investigation and the drug preferences of a politician. The pair obtained huge amounts of information about the browsing habits of three million German citizens from companies that gather “clickstreams”. These are detailed records of everywhere that people go online. The […]

 
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