Microsoft debuts deepfake detection tool

As the US presidential election nears, the company’s new tech should also help assure people that an image or video is authentic. Microsoft has announced a new tool that’s designed to identify deepfakes and help combat the proliferation of doctored media on the internet. Dubbed Microsoft Video Authenticator, the new technology can analyze both photos and videos, … More Microsoft debuts deepfake detection tool

Cybersecurity for journalists and the news media

Cybercrime and other forms of “cyber-badness” affect different professions in different ways. Recently I participated in a panel about the cybersecurity concerns of journalists and the news media, hosted by the Inter America Press Association (IAPA). An account of the panel was published on WeLiveSecuritylast month but in this article I want to pass along some of the … More Cybersecurity for journalists and the news media

Botnets overshadowed by ransomware (in media)

Regardless of how intensively the topic of ransomware is currently trending, it is not the most dangerous form of malware. Recently, the much-reported WannaCry ransomware took media by storm, however, it received considerably more coverage than it did harm, and it overshadowed other internet threats. More dangerous than ransomware is a malware capable of taking … More Botnets overshadowed by ransomware (in media)

Fighting post-truth with reality in cybersecurity

The world is changing in front of our eyes. Where facts, truth and honesty were once our most valuable assets, nowadays alternative-facts, post-truths and outright lies reign. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity business is no exception to this trend. Even worse, with all the recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), … More Fighting post-truth with reality in cybersecurity