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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

UNESCO produced in collaboration with EQUALS Skills Coalition listed a set of recommendations designed to promote gender equality and eliminate stereotypes in AI applications.The new publication advises companies and governments to end the practice of making digital assistants female by default, explore the feasibility of developing a gender neutral “machine gender” voice assistants and program digital assistants to discourage gender-based insults and abusive language, according to the “I’d Blush if I Could” report. Source: SC...

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

Hackers accessed President Trump’s U.S. Golf Association account and added four fake golf scores for games allegedly played at two courses.After being alerted to media reports, “as we dug into the data it appears someone has erroneously posted a number of scores on behalf of the GHIN user,” Golfweek cited Craig Annis, the managing director of communications for the USGA, as saying. Source: SC Magazine

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

The developers of the work collaboration app Slack have issued a security update for its desktop client following the discovery of a medium-severity download hijack vulnerability that could let attackers modify the location where downloaded files are stored.Malicious actors could exploit the flaw to steal and spy on users’ documents by uploading them to a server they control. From there, the attackers could also manipulate the documents’ contents, perhaps damaging data integrity by altering account...

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

NEC Australia has announced the deployment of its NeoFace facial recognition software, which is aimed at identifying people committing examination fraud in educational institutions.Melbourne firm Genix Ventures has already trialled NEC's NeoFace technology at an unnamed tertiary institution in Melbourne, and has built it into a solution for Melbourne-based Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessments (CBLA), a subsidiary of Cambridge Assessments. Source: ZDNet

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

Do you think your email on Gmail is private? If so, you may want to think again, as your Gmail messages are being scanned by Google for purchases, which are then displayed in your Google account.This week, a user posted on Reddit about how they discovered that their Google Account's Purchases page contained all of the purchases they have made from Amazon and other online stores even though they do not use Google Pay. The...

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

The German software company behind TeamViewer, one of the most popular software in the world that allows users to access and share their desktops remotely, was reportedly compromised in 2016, the German newspaper Der Spiegel revealed today. According to the publication, the cyber attack was launched by hackers with Chinese origin who used Winnti trojan malware, activities of which have previously been found linked to the Chinese state intelligence system. Source: HackerNews

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

The German software company behind TeamViewer, one of the most popular software in the world that allows users to access and share their desktops remotely, was reportedly compromised in 2016, the German newspaper Der Spiegel revealed today.In a fresh blow to Huawei, Google said it was complying with Donald Trump’s executive order and was reviewing the “implications”, after Reuters initially reported the story. Source: TheGuardian

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

The Tesla doesn’t have a conventional OBDII port (onboard diagnostics) as such. There’s a connector, but it’s just provided with +12V/ground in order to power things like insurance telematics dongles.Instead, there’s the Tesla diagnostics connector (X427) which is where things get a bit weird. That connector has access to all five CANbuses on the vehicle. Now, as conventional OBDII modules don’t work, the inquisitive among us will often connect an ELM327 Bluetooth module to analyse...

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

Attackers gained unauthorized access to an Equitas Health employee’s email account that contained a limited number of members’ personal information. The compromised information includes names, dates of birth, patient account and medical record numbers, prescription information, medical history and procedure information, physician names, and more. Equitas Health is providing all potentially impacted individuals with free identity monitoring services for 12 months. Source: Cyware

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

Australians’ Medicare details are still being illegally offered for sale on the darknet, almost two years after Guardian Australia revealed the serious privacy breach. Screenshots of the Empire Market, provided to Guardian Australia, show the vendor Medicare Machine has rebranded as Medicare Madness, offering Medicare details for $US21. Other vendors charge up to $US340 by offering fake Medicare cards alongside other fake forms of identification – such as a New South Wales licence. Source: The Guardian

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