Looking back at the first six months of 2018, there haven't been as many government leaks and global ransomware attacks as there were by this time last year, but that's pretty much where the good news ends. Corporate security isn't getting better fast enough, critical infrastructure security hangs in the balance, and state-backed hackers from around the
Timehop has disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data (names and emails) of 21 million users (essentially its entire user base). Around a fifth of the affected users - or 4.7M - have also had a phone number that was attached to their account breached in the attack.
A top Air Force general said the military needs to expand its use of artificial intelligence - like that being used in the controversial Project Maven effort - if it wants to stay ahead of peer competitors and deter war.
Online investigations outfit Bellingcat has found that fitness tracking kit-maker Polar reveals both the identity and daily activity of its users - including soldiers and spies.
Last Wednesday, researchers at Caltech announced that they created an artificial neural network from synthetic DNA that is able to recognize numbers coded in molecules. It's a novel implementation of a classic machine learning test that demonstrates how the very building blocks of life can be harnessed as a computer.
Mastering the strategy, tactical understanding, and team play involved in multiplayer video games represents a critical challenge for AI research. Now, through new developments in reinforcement learning, our agents have achieved human-level performance in Quake III Arena Capture the Flag, a complex multi-agent environment and one of the canonical 3D
A cyber-espionage group that has targeted Palestinian law enforcement last year is now back in action targeting Palestinian government officials.
Police in Detroit are looking for two suspects who allegedly managed to hack a gas pump and steal over 600 gallons of gasoline, valued at about $1,800. The theft took place in the middle of the day and went on for about 90 minutes, with the gas station attendant unable to thwart the hackers.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has scheduled a hearing later this month to examine two critical vulnerabilities affecting computer processing chips unveiled earlier this year.
Microsoft has updated the list of dangerous files it blocks inside Office 365 documents, and has added the ".SettingContent-ms" file format to that list.