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Computer Sciences

Trickbot trojan found to now have the ability to modify a computer's UEFI

A combined team of security experts from Advanced Intelligence and Eclypsium has announced that the Trickbot trojan malware now has the ability to modify a computer's Unified Extensible Firmware Interface—the interface ...

Security

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital's phone system wasn't working.

Internet

Malicious dark web activity unevenly prevalent in free nations, researchers find

Even in nations with strict online censorship laws, citizens can still bypass firewalls and access hidden information.

Security

Looking for ways to prevent price collusion with AI systems

A small group of economists from Italy, the U.K., and the U.S. has published a Policy Forum piece in the journal Science suggesting that consumers need to be protected from collusive price setting by AI systems. They also ...

Security

UN experts sound alarm over AI-enhanced racial profiling

Countries must do more to combat racial profiling, UN rights experts said Thursday, warning that artificial intelligence programmes like facial recognition and predictive policing risked reinforcing the harmful practice.

Telecom

Boom in demand for friendly hackers as 5G approaches

As the number of online devices surges and superfast 5G connections roll out, record numbers of companies are offering handsome rewards to ethical hackers who successfully attack their cybersecurity systems.