Weekend Update

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


Mac users targeted by Lazarus ‘fileless’ Trojan

The Lazarus hacking group are trying to sneak a ‘fileless’ Trojan on to Apple computers, disguised as a fake cryptocurrency trading program.


[Heads-Up] In Just 3 Months, Google Alerted 12,000 People About Phishing Attacks by Nation-States

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) delivered thousands of alerts of government-backed ...

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Guest Post – Cybersecurity Trends to Know in 2019

Here’s a contribution from Orla Forrest at Irish cloud services provider Paradyn.


In this guide, we examine some emerging innovations that are helping organisations to bolster their security in 2019.

In 2019, organisations are facing an ever-growing range of cyber-threats. In fact, according to a 2018 study from Bromium, the cybercrime economy was estimated to be worth $1.5 trillion. As ...

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Guest Post – 5 Important Artificial Intelligence Predictions

A guest post from Himanshu at EdunBox.com

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are topics that I have been following for a few years now. AI supports the growth of enhanced technology that has the potential to have abilities like a human has.

AI has can have impacts on local, national, and international politics.  AI enable systems will replace humans at many jobs, but will create more new obs that the old jobs it ...

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Weekend Update

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


FBI Releases Article on Think Before You Post Campaign

Original release date: September 5, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on their Think Before You Post campaign, designed to educate students on the use of social media and how to avoid making poor choices when posting, texting, or emailing thoughts or grievances that ...

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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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Guest Post – AI: What should we expect?

Here is another intriguing guest post by Melisa Marzett.

This question was raised long time ago in old science-fiction films. Though those depictions were rather primitive, people started asking questions, for example, what else are they capable of, and how long will it take to develop such intelligence. In these films, the only thing these machines want is to extinguish ...

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Weekend Update

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


Cyber war meets real war.

Israel Responds To Cyber Attack With Air Strike On Cyber Attackers In World First

And from Bruce Schneier and Wired.


Microsoft Releases Security Updates to Address Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Original release date: May 16, 2019

Microsoft has released security ...

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Skynet is Closer than Ever

I think we know where this is going.  The Department of Defense is pursuing several initiatives where artificial intelligent and machine learning are being integrated with weapons systems. Remind anyone of the Terminator movies?

The official line from the DoD is: “All development and use of autonomous and semi-autonomous functions in weapon systems, including manned and unmanned platforms, remain subject to the guidelines in the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 3000.09, which ...

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