Topic: hack attack

Microsoft announces the Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool

Microsoft is releasing a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to find and detect software bugs. The Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool, previously known as Project Springboard, will be available by the end of the summer. “The tool is designed to catch the vulnerabilities before the software goes out the door, saving companies the heartache … continue reading

How artificial intelligence will invoke new hack attacks

Artificial intelligence is getting more advanced, and beginning to give technologies the ability to do things we never could have imagined years ago. Machines can translate for us, they can talk back to us, they can listen to us, and they can even automate some of our tasks for us. But as technology begins to … continue reading

Malware affects more than 10 million Android devices

Millions of Android devices are in danger of being hacked. Cybersecurity solution provider Check Point Software revealed that a group of cybercriminals are targeting Android devices with the malware HummingBad. Yingmob, the group behind HummingBad, has been using the malware to access 10 million devices and obtain fraudulent ad revenue. According to Check Point, it … continue reading

A new way for wearables to communicate, Google’s custom tabs in Chrome, and Sony’s hack attack settlement—SD Times news digest: Sept. 3, 2015

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego want to make it easier for wearable devices to communicate with one another. The researchers have developed a new wireless communication technique that sends magnetic signals through the human body. This technique could provide a low-power and more secure way for wearables to communication with other wearable … continue reading

IBM Watson’s new cognitive services, Windows 10 rollout, and the Hacking Team’s hack attack—SD Times news digest: July 6, 2015

IBM is introducing new cognitive services for IBM Watson. The company announced IBM Watson Language Translation, IBM Speech to Text and IBM Text to Speech. “These cognitive speech and language services are open to anyone, enabling application developers and IBM’s growing ecosystem to develop and commercialize new cognitive computing solutions,” Jerome Pesenti, VP of Watson … continue reading

Kaspersky Lab suffers from hack attack

The cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab announced it has experienced an advanced hack attack on the company’s own internal networks. According to the group, the attack was complex, stealthy and exploited a number of zero-day vulnerabilities. “The thinking behind it is a generation ahead of anything we’d seen earlier–it uses a number of tricks that make it … continue reading

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2, Episode 8: Hack attack

In last week’s episode, “Adult Content,” we saw the Pied Piper team trying to reclaim what was rightfully theirs: their algorithm that End Frame stole (even though Richard basically handed it to them.) “You are stealing it all wrong,” an upset Richard declares. Russ Hanneman struggles with the fact that he is no longer a … continue reading

Facebook announces ThreatExchange to tighten software security

Facebook is trying to combat the threat of malware and security through collaboration. The company just announced ThreatExchange, an API-based platform designed for organizations to share security threat information. The idea for ThreatExchange manifested about a year ago through a discussion about a botnet causing a malware attack across a group of technology companies’ services. … continue reading

Hour of Code surpasses 100 million hours, Docker 1.5 released, and the White House addresses cybersecurity—SD Times news digest: Feb. 11, 2015

Code.org announced its Hour of Code campaign has eclipsed 100 million hours, measured by the time students have spent taking the free programming courses and tutorials offered online. The total dates back to the program’s beginning back in June 2013. The organization also announced the number of lines of code written has surpassed 5 billion … continue reading

Android Action Launcher 3, Accenture and Microsoft’s hybrid cloud, and the Sony hacking saga continues—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2014

Android Action Launcher 3 is coming soon, and will be released as a paid upgrade. Android developer Chris Lacy announced the impending release in a Google+ post, explaining that Google is charging for it because it is an entirely new, redesigned version of the app. According to Lacy, when version 3 is released, Action Launcher … continue reading

Google’s reCAPTCHA, Sony’s computer system hack and Samsung’s DeepSort algorithm—SD Times news digest: Nov. 26, 2014

Google has released reCAPTCHA, a free service to protect websites from spam and automated malware breaches. reCAPTCHA uses a risk-analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to recognize when a human user or a bot is attempting to access a site, and it learns as CAPTCHAs are solved to digitize text, annotate images and build machine-learning datasets. … continue reading

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