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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Good bots, bad bots: friend or foe?

Bots are an endless source of debate online, but all we ever hear about are the bad ones. In this post, we look at some examples you’ve probably already run into, and explain why one person’s good bot is another organization’s bad one.

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2019 State of Malware report: Trojans and cryptominers dominate threat landscape

The 2019 State of Malware report is here. Learn what Malwarebytes Labs researchers discovered about the top global threats for businesses and consumers in 2018, and predictions for 2019.

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Malwarebytes’ 2019 security predictions

Every year, we at Malwarebytes Labs like to stare into our crystal ball and foretell the future of malware. And while all hope is for a threat-free 2019, the reality likely includes botnets, IoT, artificial intelligence, and even more data breaches. When it comes to security, we can pretty much assure you that attacks will keep happening—just as the sun rises and sets. 

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Are Deepfakes coming to a scam near you?

Deepfake is a machine learning technique that is capable of perfect imitations of facial expressions in videos. Will adding voice imitations to them lead to the perfect scam?

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How artificial intelligence and machine learning will impact cybersecurity

Both artificial intelligence and machine learning are being adopted in cybersecurity. But before they achieve mainstream traction, it’s important to discuss their impact to the industry.

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Black Hat USA 2017 Recap

Missed Black Hat USA 2017? Here’s a little recap of the event and the Malwarebytes booth.

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