Firefox Releases Critical Patch Update to Stop Ongoing Zero-Day Attacks | #TpromoCom #Browser #Patch #Hackers | If you use the Firefox web browser, you need to update it right now.
Mozilla earlier today released Firefox 67.0.3 and Firefox ESR 60.7.1 versions to patch a critical zero-day vulnerability in the browsing software that hackers have been found exploiting in the wild.
Discovered and reported by Samuel Groß, a cybersecurity researcher at Google Project Zero, the vulnerability could allow attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code on machines running vulnerable Firefox versions and take full control of them.
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An Outdoor Video Surveillance System that Thinks and Acts Like a Human | #Memoreyes #TpromoCom #VideoSurveillance #AI | I’d like to tell you about a new, revolutionary outdoor CCTV product that is like none other. I use the word “revolutionary” because it is just that. It leverages the use of quality Megapixel/HD quality, pan-tilt-zoom cameras with machine learning and an entirely newly developed series of audio, thermal, and radar-oriented sensors. Add to that an AI (Artificial Intelligence)-based learning control platform and you have an almost human-like control system with Big Data analysis. http://bit.ly/2KKKhEc
The focus of this new tech is outdoor protection. It uses thermal, sound, and radar to focus in on moving targets, along with a Smartphone app that stakeholders can use to alert the system when there’s a potential problem of an immediate nature. Cameras automatically follow targets, which is not entirely new, but that’s just the beginning of the story.
The uniquely developed sensors allow the system to hear, see, and detect what the camera cannot see using a variety of unique sensors that truly makes this system revolutionary. Interaction between this interactive, integrated video surveillance system and stakeholders is audio/visual in nature, further deterring would-be assailants.
Currently the system operates using a unique machine learning system, but an AI (Artificial Intelligence) processing system is now in the works and will soon be incorporated, giving the system the ability to react with even more speed and intelligence. Through Big Data analysis, over time the system will learn the habits and trends associated with each camera within each specific setting, thus enabling the system to quickly identify departures from the norm. There’s more.
I’d like to propose a complementary story on the tech with a short interview with the developer, who happens to be John Collings, the former inventor and developer of Uplink. A sidebar will delve into the advancements in AI and how they will be leveraged to make this new technology a must-have for office complexes, shopping malls, multiple-tenant housing, industrial complexes, chain stores, etc.
Pre-Installed #Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell #Computers to Remote #Hacking | #TpromoCom | Bill Demirkapi, a 17-year-old independent security researcher, has discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on most Dell computers.
Dell SupportAssist, formerly known as Dell System Detect, checks the health of your computer system’s hardware and software.
The utility has been designed to interact with the Dell Support website and automatically detect Service Tag or Express Service Code of your Dell product, scan the existing device drivers and install missing or available driver updates, as well as perform hardware diagnostic tests.
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A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G | #TpromoCom #China #Spy #5G | Chinese telecom tech is invading the physical world, but Europeans and industry have strategies to contain the threat.
“No one calls it an intelligence risk, but national security agencies across the world are concerned about China’s 5G modems and other devices,” says Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio.
Much of the Western intelligence debate around Chinese high-speed 5G technology has focused on hardware and software. Once the hardware is already out in the wild — which most think is inevitable — the future of the fight is in managing risk. It’s doable, if not yet widely advertised, according to several experts speaking at a U.S. intelligence conference this week, by quarantining Chinese equipment and deploying smarter electromagnetic spectrum management tools to better handle threats.
Bottom line: Huawei leads the world in the ability to rapidly produce cheap telecom hardware (as well as the underlying software.) Recent reports, including one from NATO, state it plainly. It’s one reason why European countries, including U.S. allies like Germany and the U.K., have been reluctant to ban tech from Huawei outright, even in the face of heavy U.S. pressure.
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Intel gets out of the 5G smartphone modem business | #TpromoCom #Intel #5G #Business | While much of Silicon Valley readies its smartphone technology for 5G networks, Intel is getting out of the business.
Intel (INTC) announced Tuesday that it will no longer make 5G modems for smartphones. Instead it plans to determine whether it should make 4G and 5G modems for PCs and other internet-connected devices.
Bob Swan, Intel’s CEO, said in a news release that there was “no clear path to profitability and positive returns” for the smartphone modem business.
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Frost & Sullivan focuses on the future of cyber security | #TpromoCom #Report #Security #CyberSecurity | As cyber crime becomes more sophisticated and even a method of warfare, technologies such as machine learning, Big Data, and blockchain will become prominent. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up numerous points of vulnerabilities, compelling cyber security companies, especially startups, to develop innovative solutions to protect enterprises from emerging threats.
“Deploying Big Data solutions is essential for companies to expand the scope of cyber security solutions beyond detection and mitigation of threats,” said Hiten Shah, Research Analyst, Techvision. “This technology can proactively predict breaches before they happen, as well as uncover patterns from past incidents to support policy decisions.”
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Envisioning the Next-Generation Cybersecurity Practices, presents an overview of cyber security in enterprises and analyses the drivers and challenges to the adoption of best practices in cyber security. It also covers the technologies impacting the future of cyber security and the main purchase factors.
“Startups need to make their products integrable with existing products and solutions as well as bundle their solutions with market-leading solutions from well-established companies,” noted Shah. “Such collaborations will lead to mergers and acquisitions, ultimately enabling companies to provide more advanced solutions.”
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Forensic technology to prevent fraud arrives at Mobile World Congress | #TpromoCom #Mobile #Event #Fraud | Valida by Gradiant detects manipulations in any type of digital document within user verification and KYC processes through AI-based forensic techniques ‘4 Years From Now (4YFN)’ is the startup business platform of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Gradiant’s innovation in forensics technology to detect manipulation in multimedia documents showcases at 4 Years From Now (4YFN), the startups business platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. From February 25th to 27th, Gradiant presents Valida at booth T3.1 (Spanish Pavilion, Montjuic Hall M8), a fully automatic forensic analysis technology to detect forgeries in digital documents.
Nowadays, we live in an increasingly digital environment in which customers do not have to be physically present to open a bank account or take out insurance on their vehicle. While this scenario provides great advantages for customers and businesses such as easy shopping and customer growth, it also carries security problems like fraud or manipulations of documents and user verification. This fact requires all companies with digital processes to implement advanced, reliable and easy-to-use solutions to prevent fraud, especially with digital on boarding and Know Your Costumers (KYC) processes.
Valida’s main goal is to evaluate the authenticity of digital documents to prevent fraud in online user verification, digital on boarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. This technology developed by Gradiant, in collaboration with atlanTTic research center of Universidade de Vigo, allows companies to offer an extra level of security in this operations, as it automatically analyzes any type of identity document (and other PDF and JPEG files such as payroll, invoices, receipts, etc.) to detect possible spoofing attacks and forgeries in the data present in these files. Now, Valida arrives at the largest worldwide mobile technology event of the year.
Gradiant is not attending MWC-4YFN for the first time. As Daniel González, director of the Multimodal Information department of Gradiant, explains “MWC-4YFN is the biggest technology event of the year and to be in Barcelona for the second year in a row confirms the value of our technologies and the Spanish R&D potential to be at high international innovation level”.
Valida, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect forgeries whether or not a document has been manipulated” stated González, who highlights “this is an important innovation in the current digital world, where companies carry out thousands of users and files verifications every day. Besides, it is not necessary to have the original document to detect modifications with Valida”.
Valida is an effective solution for companies with document verification processes. This technology automatically detects forgeries produced in digital documents. By using forensic AI-based techniques, our technology analyzes the document and show the manipulated areas, through a heat map that clearly indicates where the forgery has taken place.
Valida supports all types of identity documents and nationalities: passports, identity documents, driving licences, etc. without specific adaptations. In addition, it does not require connection to external databases (e.g. identity document databases) to detect modifications and also warns if a document has been captured from a screen (and is therefore not a photo taken from original document).
Specially designed for fintech and insurtech
Remote and secure user identity verification has become a must-have for digital business. This fact makes it essential to develop advanced, reliable and easy-to-use solutions to prevent fraud, especially in digital onboarding and KYC processes. Fintech and insurtech companies with online processes already need mechanisms to authenticate and verify the thousands of documents they daily receive in digital processes.
Valida allows companies to offer an extra level of security in such operations by analysing an ID document image or a payroll and detecting spoofing attacks just in a few seconds, thus combating fraud and avoiding losses.
Gradiant has been developing for ten years technology related to the protection and identification of different types of files to provide multimedia security in different areas, such as the authenticity of printed documents with Signed or the traceability of printed documentation to identify the person responsible for the custody of a document in filtration cases, with Shadow.