Artificial Intelligence in the Real and Virtual Worlds

Artificial Intelligence and Games While most of the tech media’s ‘next big thing’ buzz is still focused on VR, that technology is beginning to settle into the early days of its role. Gaming and technology blogs will soon be looking for a new source of excitement. With some of the recent products and demonstrations, it […] The post Artificial Intelligence in the Real and Virtual Worlds appeared first on ITsecurity….

April 25, 2017
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All Hands to the Pump (and Dump)

A few years ago, even before I started working directly with vendors in the security industry, ‘Pump and Dump’ scams were a major nuisance. Here’s a description from a paper Andrew Lee and I wrote after I started working with ESET. Pump and Dump (or Hype and Dump) mails are designed to inflate the value […] The post All Hands to the Pump (and Dump) appeared first on ITsecurity. Source:…

April 19, 2017
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Injunction of Technology (IoT)

Soon coming to the Internet of Things (IoT) is the Injunction of Technology (IoT). In another post I noted that my WiFi router’s power brick had a UL certification, yet the actual WiFi router had nothing similar stating it was safe to use on the Internet. In addition, nothing to ensure it would not hurt […] The post Injunction of Technology (IoT) appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

April 16, 2017
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Book Review: The Hardware Hacker

The Hardware Hacker by Andrew Huang is not quite what you would expect from looking at the cover. There might be an expectation of page after page of schematics, code, circuit diagrams and…well, hardware – but what this book has to offer is much more than that. Andrew Huang makes what could easily be a […] The post Book Review: The Hardware Hacker appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

April 10, 2017
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Trump, Brexit and the Norns

2016 is likely to prove a pivotal year in contemporary history. Two major votes saw the US election of President Trump and the UK exit from the European Union. It was a right-wing populist swing for UKUSA – and I called both votes wrong. I expected both to be close, but the other way round. […] The post Trump, Brexit and the Norns appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

April 2, 2017
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Will Virtual Reality Technology see a second generation?

2016’s slew of Virtual Reality devices are now being considered ‘Generation 1’ in terms of VR. This isn’t an entirely accurate viewpoint. Even discounting earlier attempts at Virtual Reality not created for the mass market and the VR machines intended for use in arcades, the gaming market has seen an earlier entry in the form […] The post Will Virtual Reality Technology see a second generation? appeared first on ITsecurity….

March 27, 2017
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Duplicitous Doublespeak

Part of what I like about ITSecurity.co.uk is this Technology / Political mix. In addition, if you will bear with me, I will tie this post back to technology. We have fully entered the Orwellian Doublespeak age. We have not only entered this doublespeak world, we have embraced this very duplicitous speak in our very […] The post Duplicitous Doublespeak appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

March 26, 2017
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Integrity

Regardless of any personal political preference, I have found recent political discourse, particularly in the United States, profoundly disturbing on a professional level. I am currently a security professional. Absent discussion of the Parkerian Hexad, integrity of information is one of our three pillars. I have been a teacher, researcher, and reviewer of technical literature. […] The post Integrity appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

March 24, 2017
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Trumpton Tower: a modern slapstick

In true slapstick style, Trump sticks it to GCHQ, and GCHQ slaps down Trump. All over what did or did not happen in Trumpton Tower. Background On 4 March, the realDonaldTrump tweeted an accusation that former President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower during the run up to the election. Is it legal for a sitting […] The post Trumpton Tower: a modern slapstick appeared first on ITsecurity. Source: http://itsecurity.co.uk

March 19, 2017
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