Tesla investigates claims of crypto-currency hack

Tesla has confirmed that its cloud computing platform has been compromised by hackers. RedLock, the company that alerted it to the breach, believes the attackers may have done this to mine crypto-currency – an attack known as crypto-jacking. Tesla said it had addressed the vulnerability “within hours” and that no customer data had been stolen. […]

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Here are some of the ways experts think AI might screw with us in the next five years

When we talk about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, the emphasis is usually on the unintended side effects. We worry that we might accidentally create a super-intelligent AI and forget to program it with a conscience; or that we’ll deploy criminal sentencing algorithms that have soaked up the racist biases of their training data. […]

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AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said. The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, criminals and terrorists. Those designing AI systems need to do […]

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Facebook boss in fake news Twitter storm

Some examples of the messages thought to have been posted by Russia-backed trolls were released in 2017 Facebook’s vice-president of adverts has been criticised for tweeting that Russian-bought ads had not been designed to sway the US election. Rob Goldman’s tweet was retweeted by President Donald Trump. His view contradicted special counsellor Robert Mueller’s recent indictments, […]

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Apple rushes out fix to Telugu letter text bomb bug

Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet – a language native to India. Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber’s app to cause problems. Apple has now issued a software update […]

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Exposed Amazon cloud storage clients get tip-off alerts

Security researchers have posted “friendly warnings” to users of Amazon’s cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public, the BBC has learned. The BBC found almost 50 warnings posted to the firm’s servers. Many had more than one warning uploaded to them. The messages urged owners to secure their information before it […]

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‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say

The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old. The practice of covertly photographing under the skirts of women is not recognised as a specific offence. There have been just 11 charges related to upskirting since 2015, a Freedom of Information request found. […]

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