Deepfakes and the 2020 United States election: missing in action?

We look at whether the 2020 United States election will be plagued by deepfakes, or if it’s not the concern experts once thought it was.

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Sandbox in security: what is it, and how it relates to malware

Sandboxes and virtual machines are tools that security researchers use to determine whether samples are malicious and what their payload is.

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Deepfakes or not: new GAN image stirs up questions about digital fakery

We look at the latest splash of synthetic human deepfakes shenanigans working their way into mainstream news in order to cause disruption.

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The face of tomorrow’s cybercrime: Deepfake ransomware explained

Deepfake ransomware is a mighty combination that several security experts fear would happen soon. But what is it exactly? Is it deepfake with a ransomware twist? Or ransomware with a sprinkling of deepfake tech?

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Facial recognition: tech giants take a step back

Some of the big players in the field of facial recognition announced they will not provide their technology to law enforcement while there is no governing law.

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Biotech health care innovations meet security challenges

Advancements in biotech could save thousands, if not millions of lives. But what security and privacy challenges do they introduce? We take a close look at recent innovations.

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Deepfakes and LinkedIn: malign interference campaigns

Don’t discount deepfakes just yet. We may not be fooled by phony Mark Zuckerberg anymore, but the discovery of a fake LinkedIn profile sporting a deepfake avatar shows how social engineering can deceive through the mundane.

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How brain-machine interface (BMI) technology could create an Internet of Thoughts

Several companies are developing brain-machine interface (BMI) technologies for medical applications in the near future. Will this lead to connecting the human brain to the cloud, creating an Internet of Thoughts? Or will practical, ethical, and security concerns stop progress.

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Labs report: Malicious AI is coming—is the security world ready?

Malwarebytes Labs’ latest report looks at the near-future reality of malicious artificial intelligence (AI), evaluating how the technology is being used today, and how it realistically might be abused in the next few years.

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A week in security (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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