A week in security (July 20 – 26)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 20 – 26, including Deepfakes, Bluetooth technology, and APT groups.

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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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A week in security (February 17 – 23)

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including cloud identity management, a noteworthy Twitter scam-tastrophy, RobbinHood ransomware, and more.

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Deepfakes laws and proposals flood US

In a rare example of legislative haste, roughly one dozen state and federal bills were introduced in the past 12 months to regulate deepfakes, the relatively modern technology that some fear could upend democracy.

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A week in security (January 13 – 19)

Our weekly security roundup for January 13-19, with a look at elastic servers, data enrichment, rootkits, regulation for deepfakes, and more.

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Rules on deepfakes take hold in the US

Rather than creating new policies or crimes for deepfakes—like making it illegal to use them to deceive—the NDAA seeks a better understanding to the burgeoning technology.

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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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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 (May 20 – 26)

A roundup of the last week’s security news, including admin changes, phishing in Canada, smart AI images and more.

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