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Cryptocurrency Virtual Reality

Decentraland: The virtual land selling for millions – BBC Stories

Investors are spending real money to buy land in a new city that only exists in virtual reality. Buyers can build whatever they want on their plots in Decentraland. Many hope to make a profit trading goods and services in the virtual world’s own crypto currency. But will Decentraland be an online utopia or a […]

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Security

Malware Uses Ancient Encryption to Avoid Detection

Everything old is new again. Time stamps: 0:00 The Raids 0:44 The Lure 1:38 Mekotio’s Features 3:32 Obfuscation 4:16 Super Cool BadUSBs

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AWS Machine Learning

Bratin Saha on How SageMaker is Advancing Machine Learning

Bratin Saha, VP and General Manager, Machine Learning Services, AWS, discusses how the cloud has enabled machine learning, and focuses on SageMaker’s ability to ease ML deployment.

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AI Machine Learning

[ML News] Google introduces Pathways | OpenAI solves Math Problems | Meta goes First Person

Yannic provides us with a  dose of Machine Learning News. Time stamps: 0:00 – Intro 0:20 – Sponsor: Weights & Biases 2:10 – Google Introduces Pathways AI Architecture 6:30 – OpenAI trains Language Models to do High School Math 8:25 – Sam Altman says Neural Networks truly learn 9:35 – Google AI researchers frustrated with […]

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Security

US Bans Sale Of Hacking Tools

Looks like things are heating up in cybersecurity, but why now? Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:24 Why Now? 0:56 The New Rules Are Complicated! 2:20 Why This Is Probably Pointless 3:42 Pegasus Spyware 4:36 Protect Your Passwords!

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Security

Hackers Are Using Morse Code in 2021?!

To say that times are strange would be an understatement. Not only is the world in chaos, I recently saw a Judas Priest sticker on a minivan. In that context, Hackers using Morse code in 2021 isn’t all that odd. Time stamps 0:21 Hackers Revert To Morse Code 2:53 Free PCBs! (ad) 3:36 $600m Crypto […]

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Apple Privacy

Why Apple Will Scan All Your Photos

Here’s an interesting take on Apple’s move to scan all the photos on your device. The odd is a strange one given Apple’s efforts in the past to protect consumer privacy. Sources: https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/05/apple_csam_scanning/ https://thehackernews.com/2021/08/apple-to-scan-every-device-for-child.html https://www.ft.com/content/14440f81-d405-452f-97e2-a81458f5411f https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1423110719533371393 https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1423469854347169798 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZK1CT https://www.apple.com/child-safety/pdf/CSAM_Detection_Technical_Summary.pdf https://www.apple.com/child-safety/ https://threatpost.com/affiliate-leaks-conti-ransomware-playbook/168442/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/angry-conti-ransomware-affiliate-leaks-gangs-attack-playbook/ https://therecord.media/disgruntled-ransomware-affiliate-leaks-the-conti-gangs-technical-manuals/ https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/ransomware-gangs-and-the-name-game-distraction/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-offers-10-million-reward-for-tips-on-nation-state-hackers/

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Security

Hacker Group ‘Imperial Kitten’ Caught Catfishing…

There’s little to laugh about in the realm of cyber security. Fortunately, though, a creative group name brings a little levity to the situation. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:27 ‘Imperial Kitten’ ‘Cat’fish defense employees 3:10 Major Telecoms Hack 6:11 Ransomware Gang Ransomed with uhh… Sources: https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/hackers-posed-as-aerobics-instructors.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-28/hackers-pose-as-flirty-aerobics-instructor-to-target-employees?srnd=code-wars https://www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threat-insight/i-knew-you-were-trouble-ta456-targets-defense-contractor-alluring-social-media https://about.fb.com/news/2021/07/taking-action-against-hackers-in-iran/ https://www.cybereason.com/blog/deadringer-exposing-chinese-threat-actors-targeting-major-telcos https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-03/chinese-hackers-compromised-telecom-companies-researchers-say?srnd=code-wars https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/cybersecurity-researchers-fear-chinese-telecom-hack/cid/1825165 https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3143676/chinese-hackers-targeted-telecoms-firms-southeast-asia-report?module=perpetual_scroll&pgtype=article&campaign=3143676 https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/19/22583251/us-government-blames-china-cyberattacks-microsoft-exchange-hack https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/china-denies-microsoft-hack-says-u-s-and-allies-ganging-up […]

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