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'The nail in the coffin': Russia's top cyber firm may have made a 'catastrophic' mistake

Investigators believe that software from Russia's top cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky Lab, was involved in a theft of top-secret National Security Agency intelligence outlining how the US hacks its adversaries, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.<p>And depending on what was stolen, the breach …

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions - MIT Technology Review

We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Up to Speed on Deep Learning: August Update

Sharing some of the latest research, announcements, and resources on deep learning.<p><i>By</i> <i>Isaac Madan</i> <i>(</i><i>email</i><i>)</i><p>Continuing our series of deep learning …

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles - MIT Technology Review

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation …

How to remote hijack computers using Intel's insecure chips: Just use an empty login string

<b>Code dive</b> Exploit to pwn systems using vPro and AMTYou can remotely commandeer and control computers that use vulnerable Intel chipsets by sending …

Number of people hit by professional financial cyber attack grows after lull

Kaspersky Labs reports that the number of people hit by financial cyber attack grew in 2016 after falling in the previous two years

NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree

US Cyber Command boss lays out plans for next decadeNSA and US Cyber Command boss Mike Rogers has revealed the future direction of his two agencies – …

Your Biggest Online Security Risk Is You

Hackers have us figured out.<p>They know we’re busy. We’re burning through email, texts and posts about squirrels in lederhosen, too distracted to notice every little click. So they’ve made a racket out of fooling us into handing over valuable information. It happens faster than you can say, “No, no, …

Identity Theft

Got Effective Cybersecurity Practices? Be Aware: The FTC Is Watching You.

Data breaches can happen to any business -- not just those with big names. Claiming "I didn't know" won't suffice when this happens to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Following a July ruling against medical testing laboratory LabMD (which is now out of business), …

Four Disruptive 'Cyber Trends' At RSA

As an industry analyst and Forbes contributor who writes about digital transformation, I am always looking for stories of disruption. Attending last week’s massive RSA cybersecurity conference gave me the opportunity to speak with a few dozen of the most disruptive vendors among the thousands at …

Cybersecurity

The FBI is pursuing 3 separate probes into Russian hacking of the presidential election

While the fact that the FBI is investigating had been reported previously by the New York Times and other media, these officials shed new light on both the precise number of inquires and their focus.<p>The FBI's Pittsburgh field office, which runs many cyber security investigations, is trying to …

Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro's government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year, according to senior Whitehall sources

Russia plotted to assassinate the prime minister of a European nation and overthrow its government last year, according to senior Whitehall sources.<p>An election day coup plot to attack Montenegro’s parliament and kill the pro-Western leader was directed by Russian intelligence officers with the …

Russia

'AI brain scans' reveal what happens inside machine learning

Russia Busts Nine More Lurk Malware Suspects

sponsored by<p>Separately, Treason Investigation Chills Cybersecurity Experts' Cooperation Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • February 10, 2017<p>Russian …

After cracking the US military, HackerOne gets $40 million in funding

The bug bounty startup’s growth continues after DoD contracts<p>HackerOne was very busy last year finding vulnerabilities in some of the most sensitive software used by the United States military. The Department of Defense selected HackerOne to run the US federal government’s first bug bounty …

Honeypots: Free psy-ops weapons that can protect your network before defences fail

<b>Feature</b> You catch more crooks with honey than vinegarThe hackers breached the transport operator's systems and before they knew it had sent a …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons

Anonymous hacker knocks 20pc of dark web offline in campaign against child pornography

A hacker associated with Anonymous knocked a fifth of the websites on the dark web offline over the weekend in an unprecedented cyber attack that reveals how anything connected to the internet is at risk of being targeted by hackers.<p>From web cams to websites, cyber criminals can cause massive …

Dark Web

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

A YouTube video released by the Future of Humanity Institute this week shows Elon Musk, the billionaire cofounder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, talking on a panel earlier this month alongside the likes of DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, who sold his company to Google for £400 million in 2014, and …

AI that knows you're sick before you do: IBM's five-year plan to remake healthcare

A mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.<p>A chip …

Reported treason arrests fuel Russian hacking intrigue

MOSCOW (AP) — In the days since it emerged that four men had been arrested on treason charges linked to cyber intelligence and Russia's domestic …

Leaked Video Reveals New Boston Dynamics Robot That Can Perform Amazing Stunts on Two Wheels

If this new leaked footage is any indication, it seems like the robot creators at Boston Dynamics finally found a way to improve on humanity’s …

5 IoT cybersecurity predictions for the coming year

The past year has marked a dark time in cybersecurity globally. 2016 started off with @DotGov hackers doxxing thousands of U.S. federal employees; proceeded to the Anonymous breach of the Philippine Commission on Elections exposing personal identification information on every voter in the entire …

AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros - MIT Technology Review

The ability to predict the stock market is, as any Wall Street quantitative trader (or quant) will tell you, a license to print money. So it should …

Stock Markets

Three Russian cyber arrests, one suspicious death, and a new twist in the US election hack

In the eerie world of international espionage, nothing of late has topped the official US accusation that Russian president Vladimir Putin plotted to put US president Donald Trump in power. Now, the tale has become even more salacious with the reported arrest of three Russian cyber experts, one of …

Russia Arrests Kaspersky Cybercrime Hunter In 'Treason Probe'

One of Russia’s most successful cybercrime investigators and hacker hunter at one of the world’s biggest security companies, Kaspersky Lab, has been arrested by Russian law enforcement as part of a probe into possible treason, according to reports. Kaspersky has confirmed that its incident response …

'How we built India's biggest robot company'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1272000/1272252_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524673996_a9d1409a3c55a7ff47613eb07815ca83<p><b>In 2008, engineering student Samay Kohli wanted to build a humanoid robot, but his professor told him it would not be possible.</b><p>Along with his …

AI and Cyber-security will be more important than ever in 2017

<i>This story originally appeared on VentureBeat on December 27, 2016 and was written by</i> <i>Hira Saeed</i><i>.</i><p>Artificial intelligence may be the hot trend of 2016, …

Artificial Intelligence

CIA puts almost 12 million declassified files online for the first time

The CIA has put almost 12 million pages of its records online, allowing anyone with an internet connection to browse 50 years worth of declassified intelligence reports, briefings, and other once-secret documents. Included in the database are US discussions about assassinating Fidel Castro, details …

Alexa Gives Amazon a Powerful Data Advantage - MIT Technology Review

“Hey, Alexa”—a phrase that millions of people call out at home just before telling Amazon their desires at that moment. All those people asking Alexa …