Cybersecurity

China Was Behind An iPhone Hack That Also Targeted Android And Windows

The attack that used websites to hack iPhones with malware is now believed to have originated in China and,to have targeted Android, and Microsoft Windows operating systems as well. The attack, revealed Aug. 30 by Google’s Project Zero was traced back at least two years. Over the weekend TechCrunch broke the story linking China to the hack, quoting sources […]

Cybersecurity

Phishing Campaign Hides Malware in Resumes

Hackers have added a new challenge for corporate HR departments, after targeting companies with a phishing campaign that hides malware in résumés sent as email attachments. The hack, uncovered by Cofense Intelligence a security services provider, uses résumé files attached as .doc to deliver Quasar RAT. Quasar RAT is a completely legitimate open-source remote administration tool available on GitHub, […]

AI Cybersecurity

Apologizing For Human Reviews Of Siri Conversations, Apple Makes Its Surveillance Program Opt-in

Today Apple said it will overhaul its practice of listening in to Siri conversations, so as to provide users with “greater privacy”. This change comes after a July 2019 report by The Guardian revealing that contractors regularly heard sensitive information while listening to Siri conversations.  Until recently the computing giant used a team of contractors […]

AI

BBC Plans ‘Beeb’ A Voice Assistant For BBC Services That Understands British Accents

According to reporting by the Guardian the BBC is planning to introduce its own voice assistant to compete with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc. They key competitive advantage of the BBC voice assistant; the voice will be trained to understand British accents. On British comedy TV it’s become common to depict sketches where AI voice assistants […]

Cybersecurity

Contractors For Microsoft Claim To Have Listened To Xbox Audio Recordings

Microsoft is finding itself in hot water again after contractors for the company claim they listened to voice recordings of Xbox One users in their homes. According to an article published by Motherboard Wednesday, several contractors say they have listened to audio recordings from the XBox One. The practice goes back to when Xbox One could be controlled […]