AWS Facial Recognition Platform Misidentified Over 100 Politicians As Criminals

AWS Facial Recognition Platform Misidentified Over 100 Politicians As Criminals

Comparitech’s Paul Bischoff found that Amazon’s facial recognition platform misidentified an alarming number of people, and was racially biased. Facial recognition technology is still misidentifying people at an alarming rate – even as it’s being used by police departments to make arrests. In fact, Paul Bischoff, consumer privacy expert with Comparitech, found that Amazon’s face recognition…

Helmholtz: Wie sicher ist das Reisen während der Corona-Pandemie?

Helmholtz: Wie sicher ist das Reisen während der Corona-Pandemie?

In dem bodengebundenen Forschungsflugzeug wird das Kabinenklima mit Messtechnik samt spezieller Dummies untersucht. Bild: DLR Zum Start der Sommerferien sind Reisen innerhalb Europas wieder möglich. Doch wie groß ist das Risiko, sich im Flugzeug oder Zug mit dem Coronavirus anzustecken? Forscher untersuchen, wie sich die Viren in der Kabine verteilen. Die Flugzeugkabine ist nur schwach…

Macromedia / Adobe Flash officially dies 31 December 2020 – after 25 years

Macromedia / Adobe Flash officially dies 31 December 2020 – after 25 years

The original 1995 ShockWave Global Download Servers at Macromedia HQ San Francisco Back in 1995 Macromedia’s influence on interactive media began with the launch of Shockwave, a technology that converted Macromedia Director presentations into a compressed format for web delivery: the first true animations on the Internet, which also allowed Youtube to exist later, delivering…

‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of US Police Departments – searchable by Badge Number

‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of US Police Departments – searchable by Badge Number

A partial screenshot of the BlueLeaks data cache. Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from US police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed “BlueLeaks” and made searchable online, stems from a security breach at Texas web design and hosting company Netsential that maintains a number of state…

The two Ethereums ETC & ETH re-marry: Ethereum Classic Follows Its Sibling’s Footsteps With Phoenix Hard Fork

The two Ethereums ETC & ETH re-marry: Ethereum Classic Follows Its Sibling’s Footsteps With Phoenix Hard Fork

Ethereum Classic performed its scheduled upgrade to bring Ethereum’s Istanbul features to the classic chain, making the two protocols fully compatible with each other. Ethereum Classic, the twin sibling of the Ethereum network, performed its scheduled Phoenix hard fork on May 31, which included features from Ethereum’s earlier Istanbul fork. The upgrade means that the…

Virtual Cyber Summit Power Hour DC Metro Edition

Virtual Cyber Summit Power Hour DC Metro Edition

Senior Level Executives are invited to participate in the Virtual Cyber Summit Power Hour DC Metro Edition. During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever for business leaders to have a clear and well thought-out cyber security battle plan. Join us and learn from Leading Industry Experts from the US DHS, Arctic Wolf,…

Gitlab: Jeder Fünfte tappte in die Falle – Firma startet Phishing-Angriff auf eigene Angestellte

Gitlab: Jeder Fünfte tappte in die Falle – Firma startet Phishing-Angriff auf eigene Angestellte

Phishing-Mails sind eine der beliebtesten Methoden, Zugang zu Firmenaccounts oder Privatkonten zu bekommen. Die Firma Gitlab wollte nun die eigene Sicherheit testen und war dabei erfolgreicher als erhofft. Es geht schneller, als viele Menschen sich eingestehen: Einmal einer falschen Mail vertraut und schon hat man Hackern oder Kriminellen die Türen zum eigenen E-Mail-Account, dem Rechner…

Globalisierung macht Pause

Globalisierung macht Pause

Eine der großen Erfolgsgeschichten der Menschheit ist die Globalisierung: ► Sie hat in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten das Wirtschaftswachstum stimuliert – um 43 Prozent legte das weltweite BIP seit 2009 zu – vor allem in den Schwellenländern. ► Sie hat neue Jobs geschaffen, Menschen in den Arbeitsmarkt integriert und so für mehr Wohlstand gesorgt. Allein in…

Scan your Linux security with Lynis

Scan your Linux security with Lynis

Image by : Internet Archive Book Images. Modified by Opensource.com. CC BY-SA 4.0 Check the security of your Linux box with this comprehensive open source security auditing tool. Have you ever thought about how secure your Linux machine really is? There are numerous Linux distros, each with its own default settings, on which you run…

A pandemic is like a dDoS attack

A pandemic is like a dDoS attack

For those who are struggling to understand the impact of a pandemic, and struggle even more with the measures taken against it (“lockdown” – “shelter-in-place” – “Ausgangs-Sperre”), this comparison may help a bit: In a distributed Denial-of-Service (dDoS) attack, many clients at once overwhelm a service (such as a webserver). The service was built to…

‘The intelligence coup of the century’ – For decades, the CIA and German BND read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.

‘The intelligence coup of the century’ – For decades, the CIA and German BND read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.

An investigative report by The Washington Post and ZDF – published 11 FEB 2020. For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines…

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