A week in security (February 17 – 23)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:32:34 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including cloud identity management, a noteworthy Twitter scam-tastrophy, RobbinHood ransomware, and more.

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Deepfakes laws and proposals flood US

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:59:05 +0000

In a rare example of legislative haste, roughly one dozen state and federal bills were introduced in the past 12 months to regulate deepfakes, the relatively modern technology that some fear could upend democracy.

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A week in security (January 13 – 19)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:32:45 +0000

Our weekly security roundup for January 13-19, with a look at elastic servers, data enrichment, rootkits, regulation for deepfakes, and more.

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Rules on deepfakes take hold in the US

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:59:33 +0000

Rather than creating new policies or crimes for deepfakes—like making it illegal to use them to deceive—the NDAA seeks a better understanding to the burgeoning technology.

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Deepfakes and LinkedIn: malign interference campaigns

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Don’t discount deepfakes just yet. We may not be fooled by phony Mark Zuckerberg anymore, but the discovery of a fake LinkedIn profile sporting a deepfake avatar shows how social engineering can deceive through the mundane.

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Labs report: Malicious AI is coming—is the security world ready?

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Malwarebytes Labs’ latest report looks at the near-future reality of malicious artificial intelligence (AI), evaluating how the technology is being used today, and how it realistically might be abused in the next few years.

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Are Deepfakes coming to a scam near you?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:00:40 +0000

Deepfake is a machine learning technique that is capable of perfect imitations of facial expressions in videos. Will adding voice imitations to them lead to the perfect scam?

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