Category: Security

Will We Be Able to Control Superintelligent Machines?

While great advances are being made in Artificial Intelligence (AI), some scientists have forewarned us of the risks of a super-intelligent AI that may be difficult to control. Making use of theoretical calculations, an international team of researchers, inclusive of…

Backdoor in Zyxel Devices. Make Sure You’re Patched

Recently, a backdoor built into Zyxel device models was discovered and is being exploited by hackers. These device models are used by multitudes of people as VPNs, firewalls and wireless access points. According to a researcher from a Netherlands-based security…

US Agencies Hacked in Cyberespionage Campaign

The networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments were hacked as part of a monthlong global cyberespionage campaign that. This was revealed on Sunday just days after FireEye— a popular cybersecurity firm— reported that it had been breached in an…

Police Drones are Starting to Have a Mind of Their Own

In a city in Southern California, drones using artificial intelligence are assisting investigations, while presenting a somewhat controversial question on civil rights. In Chula Vista, California, when the police receive a 911 distress call, with just the press of a…