Security

New tool detects malicious websites before they cause harm

Malicious websites promoting scams, distributing malware and collecting phished credentials pervade the web. As quickly as we block or blacklist them, criminals set up new domain names to support their activities. Now a research ...

Internet

Microsoft No-IP takedown to strike malware draws protests

Microsoft on Monday staged a takedown of two malware families abusing no-IP services but, in the mission to take down the botnets, legitimate servers depending on dynamic domain name services from No-IP were, as Dan Goodin ...

Internet

Domain name fraud: is the global Internet in danger?

In late February 2019, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that manages the IP addresses and domain names used on the web, issued a warning on the risks of systemic Internet attacks. ...

Computer Sciences

There's a reason AI is so bad at conversation

"I'm sorry, I didn't quite get that." Anyone who has ever tried to have a deeper conversation with a virtual assistant like Siri knows how frustrating it can be. That's despite the fact that AI systems like it are increasingly ...