MacOS Being Picked Apart by $49 XLoader Data Stealer

MacOS Being Picked Apart by $49 XLoader Data Stealer

Cheap, easy and prolific, the new version of the old FormBook form-stealer and keylogger has added Mac users to its hit list, and it’s selling like hotcakes. There’s a new version of the old FormBook form-stealer and keylogger that’s added Mac users to its hit list, and it’s selling like hotcakes on underground markets for…

Evolving Cognitive Warfare

Evolving Cognitive Warfare

The nature of ongoing warfare has evolved, resulting in new wars that sometimes go unnoticed. Disinformation campaigns have become real weapons of mass disruption, weakening the proper functioning of our democratic societies. They spread and circulate quickly, are inexpensive and have a high impact. For Professor Giordano, the human brain has thus become the battlefield…

China’s Cognitive Warfare

China’s Cognitive Warfare

Members of a Chinese military honor guard at the Ministry of Defense, Beijing, 2007. CREDIT: Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen (USAF)/Public Domain 11 FEB 2019 DEVIN STEWART: Hi, I’m Devin Stewart here at Carnegie Council in New York City, and today I am speaking with Rachael Burton of the Project 2049 Institute in Arlington, Virginia.…

AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs

AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs

A gate of what is officially known as a “vocational skills education centre” in Xinjiang By BBC’s Jane Wakefield – Technology reporter- 26 MAY 2021 A camera system that uses AI and facial recognition intended to reveal states of emotion has been tested on Uyghurs in Xinjiang, the BBC has been told. A software engineer…

We Infiltrated a Counterfeit Check Ring! Now What?

We Infiltrated a Counterfeit Check Ring! Now What?

A counterfeit check image [redacted] that was intended for a person helping this fraud gang print and mail phony checks tied to a raft of email-based scams. One fraud-fighting group is intercepting hundreds to thousands of these per day. By Brian Krebs – Krebs on Security Imagine waking up each morning knowing the identities of…

How a Bitcoin Trail Led to a Massive Dark Web Child-Porn Site Takedown

How a Bitcoin Trail Led to a Massive Dark Web Child-Porn Site Takedown

Federal investigators focused not on offensive hacking efforts or surveilling communications, but on the transactions using cryptocurrency. The Department of Justice said today that it has taken down the massive dark web child-porn site Welcome to Video. The site generated and distributed exploitative content, and had infrastructure in place that could have supported up to…

Dr. James Giordano: The Brain is the Battlefield of the Future (WestPoint)

Dr. James Giordano, Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program and Scholar-in-Residence in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University, speaks to cadets and faculty about how advancements in neuroscience and neurotechnology will impact the future of war. This event was hosted by the Modern War Institute at West Point.   see: https://idstch.com/threats/future-neuro-cognitive-warfare-shall-target-cognitive-physiological-behavioral-vulnerabilites-adversary/  …

What is Bot Sentinel? Twitter Account Authentication Rating

What is Bot Sentinel? Twitter Account Authentication Rating

Bot Sentinel is a free non-partisan platform developed to classify and track inauthentic accounts and toxic trolls. The platform uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to classify Twitter accounts, and then adds the accounts to a publicly available database that anyone can browse. Accounts are rated based on a scoring system from 0% to 100%,…

Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker: Origin & Dispersion

Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker: Origin & Dispersion

The DFRLab’s Foreign Interference Attribution Tracker (FIAT) is an interactive, open-source database that captures allegations of foreign interference relevant to the 2020 election. This tool assesses the credibility, bias, evidence, transparency, and impact of each claim. Explore by scrolling through the timeline and map below. Hover over a circle to see details about a particular…

Morphing computer chip repels hundreds of professional DARPA hackers

Morphing computer chip repels hundreds of professional DARPA hackers

Trying to hack the “unhackable” Morpheus system is described as like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube that is constantly being rearranged [signature-free security!! — TJACK]   By Michael Irving May 24, 2021 Engineers have designed a computer processor that thwarts hackers by randomly changing its microarchitecture every few milliseconds. Known as Morpheus, the puzzling processor…

Der Aufstieg (und Abstieg?) der One Trick Ponys: Google & Facebook

Der Aufstieg (und Abstieg?) der One Trick Ponys: Google & Facebook

iOS 14.5 könnte sich für Werbenetzwerke als der befürchtete Albtraum herausstellen. Die neueste Version des Apple-Betriebssystems erlaubt es iPhone-Nutzer_innen, den Zugriff auf die Werbe-ID ihres Gerätes zu verhindern. Aktuell lassen Daten von Flurry Analytics zufolge weltweit nur 15 Prozent der iOS 14.5-Nutzer_innen Werbetracking zu, in den USA sind es sogar nur sechs Prozent. Angesicht eines…

Das israelische Start-up „Deepdub“ könnte die Film- und Fernsehbranche revolutionieren.

Das israelische Start-up „Deepdub“ könnte die Film- und Fernsehbranche revolutionieren.

04 MAY 2021 How all voice actors lose their jobs, globally: deepdub (Startup from Israel) aims to bridge the language barrier and cultural gap of entertainment experiences through high-quality seamless localization at a click of a button and at a fraction of the cost. Das israelische Start-up „Deepdub“ könnte die Film- und Fernsehbranche revolutionieren. Durch…

DARPA Military programs with Subdermal Implant and Covid-detecting Virus Filter aiming to end pandemics forever.

DARPA Military programs with Subdermal Implant and Covid-detecting Virus Filter aiming to end pandemics forever.

CBS’ Bill Whitaker reports in “60 Minutes” (Sunday, April 11th, 2021) on the Pentagon projects that helped combat COVID-19 and may help end pandemics forever. Dr. Hepburn showed us a few current projects, some sound like they’re from an episode of “Star Trek.” Consider a ship like the USS Theodore Roosevelt — hobbled last year…

Breakthrough: Realization of a Multinode Quantum Network of Remote Solid-State Qubits.

Breakthrough: Realization of a Multinode Quantum Network of Remote Solid-State Qubits.

A three-node quantum network in The Netherlands: Future quantum networks will provide the means to develop truly secure communication channels and will have applications in many other quantum-based technologies. Pompili et al. present a three-node remote quantum network based on solid-state spin qubits (nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond) coupled by photons. The implementation of two quantum…

China accuses US Navy of ‘Cognitive Warfare’ after ‘unusual’ photo emerges.

China accuses US Navy of ‘Cognitive Warfare’ after ‘unusual’ photo emerges.

PHILIPPINE SEA (April 4, 2021) Cmdr. Robert J. Briggs and Cmdr. Richard D. Slye monitor surface contacts from the pilothouse of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin. Mustin is assigned to Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. VIRIN: 210404-N-YA628-2309.JPG Photo by: Petty…

Chrome dominiert den Browsermarkt

Chrome dominiert den Browsermarkt

12 APR 2021 Der Internet Explorer war mal die unangefochtene Nummer 1 unter den Browsern. Das ist mittlerweile aber eine ganze Weile her. 2012 wurde der Microsoft-Browser laut StatCounter von Chrome auf den zweiten Platz verdrängt und fiel seitdem immer tiefer. Schon 2015 reagierte das Unternehmen und brachte mit Edge einen neuen Webbrowser auf den…

EU Richtlinie: in nur 10 Tagen online eine GmbH gründen – bald soll es möglich sein

EU Richtlinie: in nur 10 Tagen online eine GmbH gründen – bald soll es möglich sein

Bislang konnten Gründerinnen ihre Identität nur beim Notartermin vor Ort prüfen lassen, das soll nun auch digital gehen. [ Schade … von einer Aktiengesellschafts-Anmeldung wie bei einer C-Corporation im US Bundesstaat Delaware für unter $180 online in 20 Minuten sind wir nach wie vor noch meilenweit entfernt — das macht in Deutschland einfach keinen Spaß…

Solarwind Attack, Cyber Hack of German Publishing House – when will we try to stop trying to plug the Swiss Cheese?

Solarwind Attack, Cyber Hack of German Publishing House – when will we try to stop trying to plug the Swiss Cheese?

Waiting like a lame duck, until it is our turn to get compomised? Just before Christmas 2020 the German publishing house “Funke Gruppe” – which publishes multiple newspapers, magazines, ad-papers etc in print and digital formats – was hit with a ransomware attack, which has shut it down over the holidays, and continues to be…