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Why these friendly robots can’t be good friends to our kids

Jibo the robot swivels around when it hears its name and tilts its touchscreen face upward, expectantly. “I am a robot, but I am not just a machine,” it says. “I have a heart. Well, not a real heart. But feelings. Well, not human feelings. You know what I mean.”<p>Actually, I’m not sure we do. And …

Robots

Keylogger Found in HP Notebook Keyboard Driver

HP has released driver updates for hundreds of notebook models to remove debugging code that an attacker could have abused as a keylogger …

Information Security

Cloud and AI used to break Enigma code in under 15 minutes

Enigma Pattern spun up 2,000 virtual machines to decrypt messages

Fairy Tales

Artificial intelligence index tracks emerging field

Since the term “artificial intelligence” (AI) was first used in print in 1956, the one-time science fiction fantasy has progressed to the very real …

Artificial Intelligence

HP Caught Installing Spyware on Windows 10 PCs Without Permission - ExtremeTech

By on November 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>HP has been caught installing a …

Microsoft

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

How criminals clear your stolen iPhone for resale

Criminals have dedicated themselves to compromising iCloud accounts to wipe clean stolen devices using a set of interesting tools.<p>Mobile devices, …

Security

Linux now powers 100% of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers.

‘The 500 most powerful supercomputers all use Linux.’<p>That’s according to the latest stats out from supercomputer hawks TOP500, who post a biannual …

Linux

The Strange Art of Writing App Release Notes

If you have an iPhone, go to the App Store and navigate to Updates. You’ll see release notes describing changes developers have made to the newest …

iOS

The One Valuable Thing All Websites Have: Reputation (and Why It's Attractive to Phishers)

Here's something I hear quite a bit when talking about security things:<p>Our site isn't a target, it doesn't have anything valuable on it<p>This is …

Phishing

Beating out blockchain and Bitcoin, this skillset tops list of fastest-growing opportunities for independent workers

Demand for automation know-how is exploding, but those jobs may not come with benefits or security<p>Upwork, a freelance marketplace, just released its …

Objective-C

iOS camera permissions allow rogue apps to surreptitiously photograph & video users [Video]

One of the privacy features of iOS is that apps are required to ask permission if they want to access things like your photos, camera and location. But a Google engineer has created a demo app to show how a rogue app could abuse permissions to surreptitiously photograph you as you use the app – or …

Equifax Was Warned

Last year, a security researcher alerted Equifax that anyone could have stolen the personal data of all Americans. The company failed to heed the warning.<p>Months before its catastrophic data breach, a security researcher warned Equifax that it was vulnerable to the kind of attack that later …

Wall Street Still Annoyed That Competition Forced Wireless Carriers To Bring Back Unlimited Data Plans

T-Mobile's loopy idea to try and treat wireless subscribers better (well, if you exclude their attacks on the EFF and net neutrality) has been a …

Verizon

CSE Releases Malware Analysis Tool

The Communications Security Establishment of Canada -- basically, Canada's version of the NSA -- has released a suite of malware analysis …

Security

Equifax earnings: Breach may have hurt consumers, but it won’t hurt the business

Equifax Inc.’s massive data breach took several weeks to become public, likely affected a staggering number of U.S. consumers and exposed extremely …

Markets

Two-week-old Pixel 2 XL displays are already showing burn-in | Ars Technica

LG's terrible OLED panels have yet another issue.<p>The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the best Android phones you can buy, but boy does the 2 XL have a lot …

Google

New Attacker Scanning for SSH Private Keys on Websites

This entry was posted in General Security, WordPress Security on October 18, 2017 by Mark Maunder 21 Replies<p>Wordfence is seeing a significant spike …

When it comes to political ads, it's time for Facebook and Google to be held to the same standards as ABC and CBS

You probably saw it dozens, if not hundreds of times in the months leading up to the US presidential election last year.<p>A political ad would air. And at the end, you'd see a clear message about who paid for or endorsed the spot, whether it was Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or any of the numerous …

Amy Klobuchar

What I learned about concussions — by having one

It’s hard to understand a brain injury until you have one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if I was still on the pavement, but there are plenty of things I don’t remember. As I would …

The Brain

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.<p>In interviews and emails seen by …

Yes, Bill Gates regrets Ctrl+Alt+Delete

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>At the Bloomberg Global Business Forum today, Carlyle Group co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein asked Microsoft founder Bill Gates to account for one of the most baffling questions of the digital era: Why does it take three fingers to lock or log in to a PC, and why did …

Bill Gates

Prof Shows How Your Internet Activity Is Being Watched

While news of data leaks and malware attacks seem to be on the upswing, there are forms of web surveillance that reveal just as much data, only they …

Privacy

Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed

Equifax Inc. learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March -- almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, according …

Security

Software Has a Serious Supply-Chain Security Problem

The warnings consumers hear from information security pros tend to focus on trust: Don't click web links or attachments from an untrusted sender. …

The 'South Park' Season Premiere Set Off Everyone's Amazon Echo, And Here Are The Internet's Greatest Reactions

Genius.<p>7.8K<p>SHARES<p>It's hard to believe that Trey Parker and Matt Stone didn't know exactly what they were doing with Wednesday night's season premiere …

TV

Take These Steps to Secure Your Raspberry Pi Against Attackers

Raspberry Pi boards are fantastic for any project — they’re cheap, easy to use, can run a wide range of possible operating systems, and provide programmable GPIO pins as well as multi-core CPU availability and multiple USB ports.<p>You can use Raspberry Pi boards for all kinds of automation and …

Raspberry Pi

Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligence

Swamped by too much raw intel data to sift through, US spy agencies are pinning their hopes on artificial intelligence to crunch billions of digital …

Ecology

The Music Industry Bands Together to Finally Get Paid Online

Last fall, a group of music industry heavyweights gathered in New York City to do something they’d mostly failed to do up to that point: work …

APIs