This week, a weakness in the Wifi standard was revealed. This flaw was found in the standard itself, not in a device where it was just implemented wrong. That’s surprising. It means it affects just about every wifi-enabled device out there. The question now becomes: how do we make our devices safe again? I’ve ranted about IoT things before, this time I’m focusing on smartphones.
After the G20 summit, President Trump tweeted he’d like to form “an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with the Russians. Commentators and Senators were quick to point out this was a stupid idea. I’d like to dig into why this is such a monumentally stupid plan. Continue reading “A US-Russia Cyber Unit is Like Pooling Nuclear Launch Codes”
Deep learning is a field of software that is really ‘hot’ right now. It’s a member of the machine learning family, and used for things such as image and speech recognition. I foresee some disturbing applications in video and audio manipulation for advertising.
The marriage of Big Data and the Internet of Things is driving the so-called fourth industrial revolution. This brings us great gadgets, but also a lot of potential trouble. Let’s gaze into the crystal ball.