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Facebook's AIs want you to stop you making a fool of yourself — Facebook plans to apply the latest in AI to help you help yourself to not look like a jackass. The idea is to use artificial intelligence software to detect the signs of inebriated behavior in images and warn users before they post that it might not be a good idea.
Dec 20, 2014

#Facebook, AIs, and getting plastered - (if you're not one of our #AI overlords, please RT)

Worst Security Breaches of the Year 2014: Sony Tops the List — As 2014 winds down, the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment is clearly the biggest data breach of the year and among the most devastating to any corporation ever. Attackers broke in and took whatever they wanted, exfiltrating gigabytes and gigabytes of documents, emails and even entire movies, apparently at will for months and months on end.

Sky's the limit for Cisco Intercloud — By 2018, 78% of all workloads will be in the cloud, according to Cisco. Seventy percent of those workloads will be private cloud-related, cloud traffic will quadruple between now and then, and SaaS is and will remain the most popular service model.

Sony Baloney | Network World — As an information security analyst, I've been following the cyber-attack details at Sony Pictures for some time now, just as I followed other events (i.e. Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Staples, UPS, etc.) earlier this year. Yup, each of these events received its fair share of publicity, but nowhere near the amount of press that Sony is getting.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @BButlerNWW: Sony Baloney: Hack at Sony Pictures exposes other cybersecurity issues: ignorance, hype, and lack of strategy…

Think North Korea hacked Sony? Think about this — North Korea or not? There's still a lot we don't know about the attack on Sony Pictures and those behind it. After two weeks of investigations, anonymous government officials told some reporters and politicians on Wednesday that North Korea was behind the attacks. But on Thursday, U.S.

Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage' — A German steel factory suffered massive damage after hackers managed to access production networks, allowing them to tamper with the controls of a blast furnace, the government said in its annual IT security report. The report, published Wednesday by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), revealed one of the rare instances in which a digital attack actually caused physical damage.
Dec 19, 2014

Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage'

Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking — A serious vulnerability in an embedded Web server used by many router models from different manufacturers allows remote attackers to take control of affected devices over the Internet.
Dec 18, 2014

Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking @checkpointsw

The Onion’s 10 greatest gags about Google — "America's Finest News Source," better known as The Onion, has been poking fun at Google for more than a decade. Here are 10 of what we believe are its better efforts.