What Happened to Klaus?

We are surrounded by helpful electronic female voices in the guises of Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Hello Google.  As a man, I find these soothing female assistants to be cheerful, calming, and reassuring, sort of like an electronic Mom.

While some people want to get into the inherent sexist gender bias of having all these helpers be female, here’s ...

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Guest Post – Have an Android Smartphone? Beware of Agent Smith

Another guest post by Tony Chiapetta of CHIPS

Agent Smith is frightening Google Android users around the world. This malware has replaced legitimate apps with malicious versions on 25 million Android devices. Here is what you need to know.

Around 25 million Google Android devices have been infected with a new variant of mobile malware. Once ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


U.S. Cyber Command Shares 11 New Malware Samples

Original release date: September 8, 2019

U.S. Cyber Command has released 11 malware samples to the malware aggregation tool and repository, VirusTotal. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review U.S. Cyber Command’s VirusTotal page to view the samples. CISA also ...

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Guest Post – The Biggest Ever Cases of Bank Fraud Infographic

A guest post from Josh Wardini

Fintech Adoption: When Will the West Catch Up?

The floodgates of global investment for fintech startups did not open wide until after the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, the level of capital funding for these services has consistently increased.

Our friends at Fortunly attest that venture capitalists have always favored fintech startups in ...

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Maybe Humans Will Be The Singularity

Imagine this:  You wake up in the morning and think you would like to check the weather, and immediately your brain is directly connected to Weather.com and you peruse the weather in your immediate location, and then think to check the weekend forecast at your cabin, and that information is presented to you as well.  You think about checking your email, and so ...

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A New View of the Singularity

I have written a number of times about The Singularity, an occurrence in the potentially not too distant future, about 2030 to 2050, when one or more of our computer pals wakes up and becomes self-aware.  This Singular Artificial Intelligence would be capable of self-updating, making improvements faster and more powerfully, until it surpassed human intelligence.  The outcome could have profound ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Potential Hurricane Dorian Cyber Scams

Original release date: September 4, 2019

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise ...

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