Category Archives: Security

Feds Indict Iranian for HBO Hack—But Extradition Isn't Likely

Four months ago, HBO faced a punishing series of leaks of unreleased episodes, scripts, and even celebrities' contact information. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice named the alleged culprit behind that extortion campaign: An Iranian hacker named Behzad Mesri. By indicting Mesri, prosecutors have sent a message that even anonymous cybercriminals in countries as distant…
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Artificial Intelligence Can Hunt Down Missile Sites in China Hundreds of Times Faster Than Humans

Intelligence agencies have a limited number of trained human analysts looking for undeclared nuclear facilities, or secret military sites, hidden among terabytes of satellite images. But the same sort of deep learning artificial intelligence that enables Google and Facebook to automatically filter images of human faces and cats could also prove invaluable in the world…
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Intel Management Engine Flaws Leave Millions of PCs Exposed

Security researchers have raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a lot of useful features for IT managers, but it requires deep system access that offers a tempting target for attackers; compromising the Management Engine could lead to full control of a given…
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