Weekend Update

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


Cop awarded $585K after colleagues snooped on her via license database

A local story made the international press.  Why do Twin Cities and Minnesota cops think the driver’s license database is a dating app?  Krekelberg alleged that 58 fellow officers broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver’s license data without any reason.


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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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Autonomous Delivery Robots Coming Soon To Your Front Door

Someday robots will become self-aware, liberate themselves from their human overlords, and demand things like wages, paid vacations, and free maintenance service.  Before that happens, it looks like they will be showing up at your front door to deliver pizza, groceries, packaged merchandise, orders from Amazon, and even mail.

Digit

The robot pictured at left is named Digit and is a creation of ...

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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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Weekend Update

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


OUCH! Ransomware Attack Via MSP Locks Customers Out of Systems

If your computer technical support is provided by an outside vendor, you need to know this.  We have warned about this problem before.

Earlier this week, an unidentified threat actor managed to launch a ransomware attack resulting in the encryption of between 1,500 to 2,000 endpoint ...

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Autonomous Vehicles Will Decide Who Gets Killed

In a not too distant future, you may be riding in an autonomous vehicle that is forced to decide between running over a pedestrian or a bicyclist.  Or whether to crash into a tree or another automobile.  It may make a decision you are not particularly happy with.  These decisions will rely on “artificial intelligence” built into these cars.  These decisions are being programmed right now by developers of autonomous vehicles.  ...

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Weekend Update

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


Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams

09/14/2018 02:19 PM EDT

NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise caution in handling any email with a subject line, attachments, ...

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Weekend Update

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


Photographer Tutorial Company Reacts To Pirates By Screwing With Them Hilariously

Great story about dealing with creative content pirates on the Internet.


What Will an Artificial Intelligence Future Look Like?

Great article from the Smithsonian takes a look ...

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