Senior members of the Trump administration have resorted to encrypted communication apps amid email hacking concerns that disrupted Hilary Clinton’s presidential election campaign and exposed sensitive conversations of Democratic National Committee (DNC) members to WikiLeaks. The use of encrypted and disappearing messaging apps at the White House may violate the Presidential Records Act, which necessitates... Read More.
“. .this is the first time this problem has been encountered anywhere in the world,” said acting CIO Steve Hamilton of the Australian Tax office (ATO). Except that maybe it has happened before. It’s a reasonable assumption that he was merely repeating a line that was fed to him by somebody he believed. I wonder... Read More.
About 700 million Android phones were sending the contents to a server address in China every 72 hours. The owners of the phones had no idea it was happening. The data known to be extracted included: Location information (where you were, at all times) Call logs (who you spoke with) Text messages (including deleted messages)... Read More.
You may not have heard of the Google Brain team. They are a pretty fringe department, based out of Mountain View, California. Google Brain is, as the name suggests, all about A.I. development. Specifically, A.I. functionality achieved using neural networking. Recently Google Brain took it’s 3 resident neural networks named Eve, Bob and Alice and... Read More.
It was only recently that a major hack took place that targeted Internet infrastructure in the US with one of the largest DDoS attack ever recorded. The root cause was tracked back to overlooked security vulnerabilities in hundreds of thousands of compromised connected video cameras. Similar IoT-enabled cameras and sensors are driving forward the Smart... Read More.
It’s 3 months since some of the NSA’s top-secret hacking tools were dumped for public inspection by person or persons unknown. Various commentators and experts voiced theories about the motive and perpetrator. People such as Edward Snowden and security experts pointed fingers at Russia almost immediately. The picture of the event has changed somewhat in... Read More.