Almost everyone has heard of the Colonial Pipeline attack and most people have heard something about the SolarWinds exploit. These were both termed 'supply chain attacks' because the criminals were able to jump from the main company to attack smaller companies associated with it. The attacks involved infecting an actual update that was distributed to … Continue reading Why Did the REvil Ransomware Group Give Up Its Decryption Key?
QR codes are everywhere and are now being included in so-called vaccine passports. Since important information will be included in these codes, it is necessary to find out if, or how, these codes could be hacked, either by those who want to produce fake passports or those who could benefit from stealing the information they … Continue reading Hacking Vaccine Passport QR Codes
Recently, IBM announced that it had developed the world's first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. My first reaction upon hearing this news was; huh? What's 2nm nanosheet technology and why should I be happy about it? I made a wild guess that this chip was probably fast, otherwise, why bother announcing it. But … Continue reading What’s So Special about IBM’s New Nanometer Chip?
Artificial intelligence (AI) systems learn in a way that is similar to the way humans learn. You may not remember the face of every person you meet, but if you meet them on several occasions, you probably will. It is possible, however, that the person you have learned to recognize may change their hairstyle or … Continue reading Undermining Facial Recognition AI
Do we really want robots to be human? Do we want them to be happy, feel pain, or fall in love? Do we want them to be indistinguishable from humans, because, then, what purpose would they serve? What niche would they fill that humans haven't already filled? Would you be upset if your husband, wife, … Continue reading Does Artificial Empathy in AI Create Robot Psychopaths?
Some scams come and go while others come and go and then return. So is the story of the WhatsApp-SMS scam. It has been around for a while, but, for some reason, it has been seeing a recent resurgence. Here is how it works. Imagine that you suddenly receive an SMS with a six digit … Continue reading The WhatsApp-SMS Hijack Scam Claims More Victims
Hacking has never been easier. No longer do you need to learn your skills from the ground up. Now, there are several ways into this occupation that require little, if any, effort. For a fee, you can join a hacking group and take money from their successful exploits. This angle is especially popular in the … Continue reading Free Hacking Packages Now Available to Anyone
It just may be that the recent Russian cyber attacks against the U.S. were not as unprovoked as it may have seemed. According to a recent report released by Russia's Rostelecom-Solar, a national cybersecurity technology provider, together with the NCCCI (National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents), a major attack on Russian federal agencies by a … Continue reading U.S. Retaliation Against Russian Cyber Attacks
Watching online videos is addictive. No, really, there are people who have gone to rehab to get over their video watching addiction. Such people lose sleep, friends, family, and even jobs because video watching is more important than all of these. Experts claim that it is similar to gambling addiction and it can happen to … Continue reading Malware and Video: The YouTube Connection
When you buy a cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, you need to put it somewhere. Since a Bitcoin is only computer code, you must store it digitally. You need a digital wallet. Just like any digital software, you can connect your wallet to the internet or use it offline. Wallets connected to the internet are termed 'hot … Continue reading The IRS is Coming for Your Bitcoin Wallet