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French startup Stanley Robotics showed off its self-driving parking robot at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport today. While I couldn’t be there in person, the service is going live by the end of March 2019. And here’s what it looks like. [embedded content] The startup has been working on a robot called Stan. These giant robots can literally
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After months of investigating what was believed to be the largest online drug trafficking ring in the past decade, Israeli police, in conjunction with officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), have arrested 42 suspects, including the alleged leader. According to SBU, “On March 12, Ukrainian law enforcers basing on the motion about international
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While biometric tools like facial ID and fingerprints have become more common when it comes to securing our data and devices, strong passwords still play an essential part in safeguarding our digital lives. This can be frustrating at times, since many of us have more accounts and passwords than we can possibly remember. This can
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A prolific malware, dubbed Ursnif, has resurfaced with new features, including the ability to bypass a popular Japanese antivirus software called PhishWall, according to Cybereason. Described as one of the most prolific information-stealing malware programs, Ursnif has been around since at least 2013. For nearly three months, researchers have been observing a campaign that has
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Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana and Bixby–almost all virtual assistants have something in common. Their default voices are women’s, though the role that plays in reinforcing gender stereotypes has been long documented, even inspiring the dystopian romance “Her.” Virtue, the creative agency owned by publisher Vice, wants to challenge the trend with a genderless voice
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by Lisa Vaas Facebook on Friday sued two Ukrainian men, Andrey Gorbachov and Gleb Sluchevsky, for allegedly scraping private user data through malicious browser extensions that masqueraded as quizzes. The company also alleges that the deceptive extensions injected unauthorized ads into Facebook users’ News Feeds when their victims visited through the compromised browsers. From Facebook’s
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Asian game developers again targeted in supply-chain attacks distributing malware in legitimately signed software This is not the first time the gaming industry has been targeted by attackers who compromise game developers, insert backdoors into a game’s build environment, and then have their malware distributed as legitimate software. In April 2013, Kaspersky Lab reported that
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Voice recognition is a standard part of the smartphone package these days, and a corresponding part is the delay while you wait for Siri, Alexa, or Google to return your query, either correctly interpreted or horribly mangled. Google’s latest speech recognition works entirely offline, eliminating that delay altogether — though of course mangling is still
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Adobe users would feel lighter this month, as Adobe has released patches for just two security vulnerability in its March Security Update. The company today released its monthly security updates to address two critical arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities—one in Adobe Photoshop CC and another in Adobe Digital Editions. Upon successful exploitation, both critical vulnerabilities could
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In the proposed 2020 federal budget, released by the White House today, President Donald Trump has requested nearly $11bn be allocated to improving cybersecurity. “For cyber, the budget continues to integrate efforts and operationalize US cyber strategy, while scaling artificial intelligence throughout the department,” the document stated. Throughout the 150-page document, cybersecurity appeared several times, falling into
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Amazon will stop forbidding third-party merchants who list on its e-commerce platform in the United States from selling the same products on other sites for lower prices, reports Axios. The company’s decision to end its price parity provision comes three months after Sen. Richard Blumenthal urged the Department of Justice to open an antitrust investigation
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by Danny Bradbury The US Army has been forced to clarify its intentions for killer robots after unveiling a new program to build AI-powered targeting systems. The controversy surrounds the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS). Created by the Department of Defense, it is a program to develop: Autonomous target acquisition technology, that will
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If you own a Mac or PC, odds are you’ve used your laptop’s Thunderbolt port to connect another device to your machine. Thunderbolt ports are convenient for charging other devices using your laptop or desktop’s battery power. However, a new flaw called Thunderclap allows attackers to steal sensitive information such as passwords, encryption keys, financial
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SAN FRANCISCO — VMware wants to reduce enterprises’ attack surface, and the vendor is taking a different approach with firewalls to accomplish the goal. The virtualization software maker introduced VMware Service-defined Firewall during the RSA Conference 2019 to reduce attack surfaces within enterprise environments. The VMware firewall service focuses on “known good” behavior of the
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A September 2018 ransomware attack on Wolverine Solutions Group (WSG) has had widespread impact, resulting in hundreds of thousands of customers being warned that their personal information may have been part of a data breach, according to Detroit Free Press. In a statement to its clients, Wolverine Solutions Group wrote, “On approximately September 25, 2018, WSG
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It’s impossible to discuss the seismic shift toward automation without a conversation about job loss. Opponent of these technologies criticize a displacement that could some day result wide scale unemployment among what is often considered “unskilled” roles. Advocates, meanwhile, tend to suggest that reports of that nature tend to be overstated. Workforces shift, as they
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by Danny Bradbury Firefox users will soon get yet another privacy feature to help them avoid snooping advertisers – and the measure comes straight from its cousin, the Tor browser. The new privacy protection will help Firefox users avoid a long-used snooping technique called fingerprinting. Browser cookies are not the only way to track users