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10928760852?profile=RESIZE_400xAt the end of November 2022, OpenAI released ChatGPT, the new interface for its Large Language Model (LLM), which instantly created a flurry of interest in AI and its possible uses.  However, ChatGPT has also added some spice to the modern cyber threat landscape as it quickly became apparent that code generation can help less-skilled threat actors effortlessly launch cyber-attacks.

Check Point Research’s (CPR) previously reported and described how ChatGPT successfully conducted a full infection

10919441478?profile=RESIZE_400xIn the past several weeks, our analysts were asked their opinions of what they believe will be the most pressing cyber security issues for the upcoming year.  I told them that you really can’t be wrong, as the malware used by all levels of hackers – is constantly changing.  Our job as cyber security professional is to try our best, based upon what we have seen recently, to identify immediate challenges in our profession. 

Are we guessing…… or do we use facts and evidence to make our expectations

10805742466?profile=RESIZE_400xArtificial intelligence (AI) can be trained to recognize whether a tissue image contains a tumor.  However, exactly how it makes its decision has remained a mystery until now.  A team from the Research Center for Protein Diagnostics (PRODI) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing a new approach that will render an AI’s decision transparent and thus trustworthy. The researchers describe the approach in their journal Medical Image Analysis.[1] 

For the study, experts from the Ruhr-Universität’s S

10794347071?profile=RESIZE_400x‘AI cannot be an excuse’: What happens when Meta’s chatbot brands a college professor a terrorist?  Chatbots can often be wrong.  Is there any recourse?

Marietje Schaake has had a long and distinguished career.  She has been an advisor to the US ambassador to the Netherlands and consulted with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   For 10 years, she was a member of the European Parliament, crafting laws that covered hundreds of millions of people, focusing specifically on digital freedoms.  Sh

10643291486?profile=RESIZE_400xAccountants may remember this phrase, “Figures do not lie, but liars’ figure.”  After questioning some data results, people later were informed that when, the answer given was, “This is what the computer results showed.”  As business people, there is a new “Expert” on its way and arguing with it may be useless.

In June 2022, Microsoft released the Microsoft Responsible Ai Standard, v2.[1]  Its stated purpose is to “define product development requirements for responsible Ai.”  Perhaps surprisingl

10606902855?profile=RESIZE_400xIf Artificial Intelligence applications (Ai) like Alexa really can convert voices, using less than a minute of recorded voice into real-time speech, it opens the door to dystopian gaslighting to a whole new level.  This could be frightening, creepy, disturbing and maybe even criminal.  The definition of gaslighting according to Merriam-Webster:  psychological manipulation of a person usually over an extended period of time that causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, pe

10079324662?profile=RESIZE_400xScientists and technology visionaries have envisioned a day when computers become so powerful that they become smarter than the human race. There is no shortage of science fiction stories and movies about robot uprisings. We are still far from that scary scenario (we hope), but at the same time, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer sci-fi. Many applications of AI abound today in business and it is now being used in some creative professions.

New behavioral experiments by Alok Gupta from the

9982049484?profile=RESIZE_400xHumanoid robot called “Jia Jia” was created by a team of engineers from the University of Science and Technology of China and was presented at a conference in Shanghai at the beginning of 2017.  Jia Jia can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily lifelike robot heralds a future of cyborg labor in China. This was five years ago and was billed as China’s first human-like robot.  2022 - The Brave New World is in full force.


9857998096?profile=RESIZE_400xAre hackers better at using AI than defenders?  “There are three parts of any security strategy. You want to be able to detect, to prevent, and to respond,” says the Global Chief Technology Officer of Dell Technologies.  “It turns out that in the 'detect' area, we are well underway.  If you are using a security event information-management service or managed-security service provider, and they are not already using high degrees of advanced machine intelligence to detect threats, you already lost

9739410452?profile=RESIZE_400xCreating human-like AI is about more than mimicking human behavior technology must also be able to process information, or ‘think’, like humans too if it is to be fully relied upon.  New research, published in the journal Patterns and led by the University of Glasgow’s School of Psychology and Neuroscience, uses 3D modeling to analyze the way Deep Neural Networks are part of the broader family of machine learning process information, to visualize how their information processing matches that of

9701453695?profile=RESIZE_400xA US Pentagon official recently said he resigned his post because US cybersecurity is allegedly no match for China, calling it 'kindergarten level.'  This senior cybersecurity official Nicholas Chaillan said he quit because he thought it was impossible for the US to compete with China on artificial intelligence (AI). He joined the US Air Force as its first chief software officer in August 2018 and worked to equip this branch and the Pentagon with the most secure and advanced software available.

8171236301?profile=RESIZE_400xWalmart wants to learn whether robotic deliveries can fit into with its retail operations so it is launching a pilot program with General Motors funded electric automobile company Cruise, using the tech startup’s electric, self-driving to deliver groceries and other goods to suburban Phoenix customers.

The project will begin sometime in early 2021 and will use battery-powered vehicles in Cruise’s test fleet in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tom Ward, Walmart’s senior vice president for customer product, s

2019 Cyber Security Threat and Vulnerability Predictions

This report outlines our predictions regarding cyber threats and vulnerabilities for 2019.  We base those on the trends Wapack Labs were observing during 2018.  The main topics are artificial intelligence, IoT and mobile, cryptocurrency cybercrime, APT activity, and eCommerce targeting.

  1. Smarter Computing: Swarm, AI and Quantum

Quantum Computing

IBM-Q allows access to its quantum computer for research and testing. Quantum computing will revolut