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Organizations Spending Billions on Easy-to-Bypass Malware Defense
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Organizations Spending Billions on Easy-to-Bypass Malware Defense

Research suggests that hackers can easily circumvent Endpoint Detection and Response systems, the malware detecting and blocking solutions on which organizations...

Earthquakes Seem to Come in a More Predictable Pattern Than We Thought
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Earthquakes Seem to Come in a More Predictable Pattern Than We Thought

A machine learning model developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis can analyze decades of earthquake data to predict future earthquakes.

NFTs Increasingly Targeted by Criminals
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NFTs Increasingly Targeted by Criminals

Blockchain analytics firm Elliptic warned criminals are increasingly targeting nonfungible tokens (NFTs).

One Man's Dream of Fusing A.I. With Common Sense
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One Man's Dream of Fusing A.I. With Common Sense

Artificial intelligence systems can process vast amounts of data in seconds, but they can't make sense of the world or explain their decisions. David Ferrucci wants...

Technology Can Improve Buildings for People with Dementia
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Technology Can Improve Buildings for People with Dementia

The Plan-EAT tool for assessing buildings combined with spatial analysis can improve the design of aged care facilities for people with dementia.

AI In Your Ears
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AI In Your Ears

Binaural learning enhances speech while minimizing noise.

TikTok Browser Can Track Users' Keystrokes
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TikTok Browser Can Track Users' Keystrokes

A privacy researcherfound the TikTok video application's Web browser can track users' keystrokes.

Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners
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Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners

Measurement has driven research groups to home in on the most popular datasets, but that may change as metrics shift to real-world quality.

How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom
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How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom

Artificial intelligence is helping the esports industry take the world by storm.

Quantum Annealing Can Beat Classical Computing in Limited Cases
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Quantum Annealing Can Beat Classical Computing in Limited Cases

Quantum annealing computers can run algorithms faster than classical computers in certain instances, but typically not when time is limited.

Thousands of GitHub Repositories Hacked to Include Malware
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Thousands of GitHub Repositories Hacked to Include Malware

Software developer Stephen Lacy identified a malicious URL in the code of an open source project on GitHub that he found through a Google search.

Zoom Used In Smuggled Code Attack
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Zoom Used In Smuggled Code Attack

Google Project Zero security researcher Ivan Fratric launched a remote code execution attack by exploiting the technology underlying Zoom and other applications...

The Hacking of Starlink Terminals Has Begun
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The Hacking of Starlink Terminals Has Begun

Lennert Wouters at Belgium's Katholieke Universiteit Leuven hacked SpaceX's Starlink network.

IoT RapperBot Malware Targeting Linux Servers via SSH Brute-Forcing Attack
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IoT RapperBot Malware Targeting Linux Servers via SSH Brute-Forcing Attack

Researchers at FortiGuard Labs reported that an Internet of Things (IoT) botnet malware identified in mid-June has been evolving rapidly.

Raising the Ramparts
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Raising the Ramparts

Why the enterprise needs military-grade cybersecurity, too.

Where Are The Autonomous Cars?
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Where Are The Autonomous Cars?

L5 vehicles need at least 10 more years of development.

Gootkit Loader Resurfaces with Updated Tactic to Compromise Targeted Computers
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Gootkit Loader Resurfaces with Updated Tactic to Compromise Targeted Computers

Researchers have found the operators of the Gootkit access-as-a-service malware now are using legal documents to get unsuspecting users to download them.

Crypto and the U.S. Government Are Headed for a Decisive Showdown
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Crypto and the U.S. Government Are Headed for a Decisive Showdown

The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Ishan Wahi, a former product manager at the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange, of insider trading and securities fraud...

Using AI to Control Digital Manufacturing
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Using AI to Control Digital Manufacturing

An international team of researchers taught a machine learning system with computer vision to monitor and control three-dimensional printing in real time.

NASA Space Robotics Dive into Deep-Sea Work
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NASA Space Robotics Dive into Deep-Sea Work

Former NASA roboticists who helped developed the Robonaut 2 astronaut assistant robot are part of a research team that has developed a deep-sea robot.
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