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

Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws

The out-of-band update plugs two remote code execution bugs in the Windows Codecs library, including one rated as critical. Microsoft on Tuesday released emergency security patches to plug a pair of serious vulnerabilities in its Windows Codecs library that impact several Windows 10 and Windows Server versions. Indexed as CVE-2020-1425 and CVE-2020-1457, the two remote-code execution (RCE) flaws … More Microsoft releases emergency update to fix two serious Windows flaws

Steady stream of scams, hoaxes and phishing emails in Irish mailboxes

While this time around we can’t report any particularly original or funny scams sticking out, the Irish mailboxes are nevertheless under constant attack. ESET Ireland takes a closer look at the two most common ones encountered in recent weeks. The “Parcel Delivery” Scam The Irish media already covered the “DPD phishing scam”, that was also … More Steady stream of scams, hoaxes and phishing emails in Irish mailboxes

Microsoft fixes vulnerability affecting all Windows versions since 1996

Another vulnerability in the same Windows component was abused by Stuxnet a decade ago. A vulnerability in a decades-old Windows component that controls printing on machines running the operating system could be abused by malicious actors to gain elevated privileges on the targeted system, according to security researchers Yarden Shafir and Alex Ionescu. The flaw, which … More Microsoft fixes vulnerability affecting all Windows versions since 1996