AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2018.12.18

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security

Nvidia’s Scary AI Generates Humans That Look 100% Real (Tom’s Guide, Dec 18 2018)
New Nvidia AI technology defies belief by creating 100% realistic synthetic humans, cats, and even cars.

Text CAPTCHAs easily beaten by neural networks (Naked Security – Sophos, Dec 12 2018)
As CAPTCHA-haters know to their frequent irritation, the death of the text-based Completely Automated Procedures for Telling Computers and Humans Apart tends to be exaggerated.

Google Unveils New Encryption Features for Android Developers (SecurityWeek, Dec 14 2018)
Security-minded Android application developers can better secure user data, thanks to new cryptographic features in Android 9.0, Google says. 

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AI Set to Supercharge Phishing in 2019 (, Dec 12 2018)
Trend Micro claims black hats will mix old with new techniques over coming year

Cybercriminals Change Tactics to Outwit Machine-Learning Defense (Dark Reading:, Dec 14 2018)
The rise in machine learning for security has forced criminals to rethink how to avoid detection.

Securing and managing the enterprise Internet of Things (Help Net Security, Dec 12 2018)
A future where the Internet of Things spreads exponentially is almost certain. Seemingly everybody wants these devices: consumers for the helpful features and manufacturers for the ability to collect data about the product and consumers’ use of it.

Samsung fixes flaws that could have let attackers hijack your account (Naked Security – Sophos, Dec 12 2018)
Flaws in the mobile site were leaving users vulnerable to attackers who could have reset their user passwords and hijacked their accounts.

The Economics Fueling IoT (In)security (Dark Reading:, Dec 13 2018)
Attackers understand the profits that lie in the current lack of security. That must change.

PewDiePie Hackers Hijack Printers Again (, Dec 17 2018)
Global attack intended to raise security awareness

How to protect yourself as the threat of scam apps grows (WeLiveSecurity, Dec 14 2018)
As the threat of bogus apps continues, what can we do to protect ourselves against these fraudulent practices?

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