How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly finding applications in nearly every walk of life. Self-driving cars, social media networks, cybersecurity companies, and everything in between uses it. But a new report published by the SHERPA consortium – an EU…

July 16, 2019
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Mitigations Against Adversarial Attacks

July 11, 2019

Mitigations Against Adversarial Attacks 2019-07-11 This is the fourth and final article in a series of four articles on the work we’ve been doing for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project codenamed SHERPA. Each of the articles in this series contain excerpts from a publication entitled “Security Issues, Dangers And Implications Of Smart Systems”. For more information about the project, the publication itself, and this series of articles, check out…

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Adversarial Attacks Against AI

July 11, 2019

Adversarial Attacks Against AI 2019-07-11 This article is the third in a series of four articles on the work we’ve been doing for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project codenamed SHERPA. Each of the articles in this series contain excerpts from a publication entitled “Security Issues, Dangers And Implications Of Smart Systems”. For more information about the project, the publication itself, and this series of articles, check out the intro…

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Malicious Use Of AI

July 11, 2019

Malicious Use Of AI 2019-07-11 This article is the second in a series of four articles on the work we’ve been doing for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project codenamed SHERPA. Each of the articles in this series contain excerpts from a publication entitled “Security Issues, Dangers And Implications Of Smart Systems”. For more information about the project, the publication itself, and this series of articles, check out the intro…

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Bad AI

July 11, 2019

Bad AI 2019-07-11 This article is the first in a series of four articles on the work we’ve been doing for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project codenamed SHERPA. Each of the articles in this series contain excerpts from a publication entitled “Security Issues, Dangers And Implications Of Smart Systems”. For more information about the project, the publication itself, and this series of articles, check out the intro post here….

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Security Issues, Dangers, And Implications of Smart Information Systems

July 8, 2019

Security Issues, Dangers, And Implications of Smart Information Systems 2019-07-08 F-Secure is participating in an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project codenamed SHERPA (as mentioned in a previous blog post). F-Secure is one of eleven partners in the consortium. The project aims to develop an understanding of how machine learning will be used in society in the future, what ethical issues may arise, and how those issues might be addressed. One of…

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Sockpuppies!

July 1, 2019

Sockpuppies! 2019-07-01 Yesterday, a colleague of mine, Eero Kurimo, told me about something odd he’d seen on Twitter. Over the past few days, a number of pictures of cute puppies had shown up on his timeline as promoted tweets. Here’s an example: “Mainostettu” is the Finnish word Twitter uses to denote that a tweet has been promoted. Eero checked a few of the promoted tweets to find out why they…

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Live Coverage Of A Disinformation Operation Against The 2019 EU Parliamentary Elections

May 24, 2019

Live Coverage Of A Disinformation Operation Against The 2019 EU Parliamentary Elections 2019-05-24 I recently worked with investigative journalists from Yle, attempting to uncover disinformation on social media around the May 2019 European elections. This work was also part of F-Secure’s participation in the SHERPA project, which involves developing an understanding of adversarial attacks against machine learning systems – in this case, recommendation systems on social networks. My contribution to…

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