Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?

One way to combat uncertainty about the real costs of cyber incidents would be a federal disclosure law that establishes uniform reporting requirements for significant breaches of personally identifiable information and threats to critical infrastructure.

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Report: The U.S. is unprepared for the AI future

Convincing AI-fueled fakes could lead us to “the end of truth.”

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First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology | CERN

What if, instead of a black and white X-ray picture, a doctor of a cancer patient had access to colour images identifying the tissues being scanned? This colour X-ray imaging technique could produce clearer and more accurate pictures and help doctors give their patients more accurate diagnoses.

Source: First 3D colour X-ray of a human using CERN technology | CERN

Facial recognition startup Kairos acquires Emotion Reader

Kairos, the face recognition technology used for brand marketing, has announced the acquisition of EmotionReader. EmotionReader is a Limerick, Ireland-based startup that uses algorithms to analyze facial expressions around video content.

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Details on an Air Force drone? $200 on the dark web

This does not make sense. Why is a personal router issue the Captain’s problem? What has his training got to do with it? If his computer was allowed outside secure facilities, it should have been hardened enough to presume insecure and vulnerable networks elsewhere.

After further investigation, Recorded Future learned that the hacker gained access to the information “through a previously disclosed FTP vulnerability in Netgear routers,” referring to a method of sharing files over the internet. The hacker “infiltrated the computer of a captain” stationed at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, who just months earlier completed a Cyber Awareness Challenge training program meant to guard against such attacks.

The hacked documents represent embarrassing security vulnerabilities and raises questions about basic cyber-hygiene in the U.S. military apparatus.

Source: Details on an Air Force drone? $200 on the dark web

Twitter is sweeping out fake accounts like never before, putting user growth at risk

The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to The Post, has more than doubled since October, when the company revealed under congressional pressure how Russia used fake accounts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July, according to the data.

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