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Tencent researchers discovered a way to hack Echo smart speakers

Concerns that smart speakers like the Google Home or Amazon Echo are "always listening" to users have mostly been dismissed as conspiracy theories.

18 hours ago from Techspot

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Fax machines may be vulnerable to hackers, new report finds

Fax machines may present a vulnerability in organizations' networks that allows hackers to infiltrate via devices that are connected to both phone lines and the Internet, according to a report ...

17 hours ago from The Washington Post

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Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That's precisely why it's used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization's network.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from

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Dozens of kids hack election site replicas in just minutes

The Def Con hacker conference has been demonstrating how vulnerable voting machines are to hacks through its Voting Village, wherein adults are given the chance to compromise various ...

16 hours ago from Engadget

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Security flaws could open body cameras up to hacks

At Def Con this weekend, Josh Mitchell, a cybersecurity consultant with Nuix, showed how various models of body cameras can be hacked, tracked and manipulated. Mitchell looked at devices ...

18 hours ago from Engadget

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Machine Learning Could Be Used To Identify Anonymous Code

Just like cooking, drawing, or writing, when it comes to coding, every programmer has a personal preference in how the algorithm is laid out, how certain pieces of code are strung together, ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from Ubergizmo

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New water simulation captures small details even in large scenes

When designers select a method for simulating water and waves, they have to choose either fast computation or realistic effects; state-of-the-art methods are only able to optimize one or the ...

21 hours ago from

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Artificial intelligence has a racial bias problem. Google is funding summer camps to try to change that

Through connections made at summer camp, high school students Aarzu Gupta and Lili Sun used artificial intelligence to create a drone program that aims to detect wildfires before they spread ...

Sat 11 Aug 18 from

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Machine learning tool Quicksilver can find overlooked females

Primer's John Bohannon has been discovering people's work and contributions thanks to a machine learning system built at Primer. "It does this much as a human would, if a human could read 500 ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from TechXplore

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Hackable implanted medical devices could cause deaths, researchers say

Medtronic, a manufacturer of pacemakers and implantable insulin pumps, won’t fix security vulnerabilities in its productsA range of implanted medical devices with nine newly discovered security ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from

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