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Cloud-AI: Artificially Intelligent System Found 10 Security Bugs in LinkedIn

2017 is the year of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Big Data, Virtual Reality (VR) and Cyber Security with major companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, IBM and Salesforce and technology pioneers like SpaceX founder Elon Musk investing in these hot technologies.

Since everyone seems to be talking about the hottest trend — artificial intelligence and machine learning — broadly, 62 percent of

Artificial Intelligence: the Future of Fighting Cybercrime

The future of corporate security lies in artificial intelligence. In fact, for better or worse, algorithms will turn out to be crucial to the protection of corporate data. These two faces of the same coin will be nothing less than malware capable of mimicking human behavior and, on the flip side, solutions that can predict which threats will endanger your company’s networks.

To date, there are already algorithms capable of imitating writing styles, and this is precisely the key to the future of cyberattacks. Just imagine, for example, an employee who receives an email supposedly sent by a superior asking him to make a money transfer. The sender doesn’t arouse suspicion because the ill-intentioned algorithm has very believably mimic the superior in question’s writing style. This is a situation we are already seeing today.

According to the FBI, this sort of attack is not science fiction. There are already plenty of businesses that have fallen prey to these attacks, which have entailed losses of $23 million. As artificial intelligence makes headway and gains the ability to analyze more and more data of the person it plans to impersonate, so-called CEO fraud will become increasingly sophisticated and difficult to combat.

The Counterattack

However, all is not lost. As difficult as it may seem to counter these methods, businesses should take comfort in the upsides of artificial intelligence.

Indeed, the cybersecurity systems of tomorrow will come by way of algorithms that can prophesize future threats. To do this, they must first identify corporate system vulnerabilities that could give way to malicious software. The goal is for A.I. to be able to detect anomalies on company networks before it is too late.

For better or worse, companies will need to keep up with advances in A.I. to keep their confidential data confidential. It will be both the problem and the solution all at once. A new starting signal in the cybersecurity race that calls for the adequate protection of your company.

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Microsoft Shares Telemetry Data Collected from Windows 10 Users with 3rd-Party

Cyber security is a major challenge in today’s world, as cyber attacks have become more automated and difficult to detect, where traditional cyber security practices and systems are no longer sufficient to protect businesses, governments, and other organizations.

In past few years, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning had made a name for itself in the field of cyber security, helping

Facebook Messenger App — Choose either End-to-End Encryption or Artificial Intelligence

Facebook is set to introduce end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app, allowing more than its 900 Million users to send and receive messages that can not be read or intercepted by law enforcement or even the social network itself.

However, it’s not the kind of end-to-end encrypted chat feature provided by Apple or WhatsApp in which all your conversation are entirely encrypted by default.

MIT builds Artificial Intelligence system that can detect 85% of Cyber Attacks

In Brief
What if we could Predict when a cyber attack is going to occur before it actually happens and prevent it? Isn’t it revolutionary idea for Internet Security?

Security researchers at MIT have developed a new Artificial Intelligence-based cyber security platform, called ‘AI2,’ which has the ability to predict, detect, and stop 85% of Cyber Attacks with high accuracy.

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Facebook uses Artificial Intelligence to Describe Photos to Blind Users

Today the Internet has become dominated by images, and it’s the major feature that got Facebook to a Billion daily users.

We can not imagine Facebook without photos, but for Millions of blind and visually impaired people, Facebook without photos has been the reality since its launch.

But not now! Facebook has launched a system, dubbed Automatic Alternative Text, which describes the

Microsoft says It's Deeply Sorry for Racist and Offensive Tweets by Tay AI Chatbot

After Microsoft’s Twitter-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot ‘Tay’ badly defeated earlier this week, Microsoft has expressed apology and explained what went wrong.

For those unaware, Tay is Millennial-inspired artificial intelligence chatbot unveiled by Microsoft on Wednesday that’s supposed to talk with people on social media networks like Twitter, Kik and GroupMe and learn from

Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence Tay Became a 'Racist Nazi' in less than 24 Hours

Tay, Microsoft’s new Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot on Twitter had to be pulled down a day after it launched, following incredibly racist comments and tweets praising Hitler and bashing feminists.

Microsoft had launched the Millennial-inspired artificial intelligence chatbot on Wednesday, claiming that it will become smarter the more people talk to it.
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Six things to think about in the new year

Here are six things to think about for this year, with business security strategy top of mind…

1. Artificial Intelligence keeping us safe online
Artificial intelligence and machine learning isn’t just about robot dogs and self-driving cars. The latest AVG Business anti-malware products contain a number of sophisticated neural learning and cloud-data collection techniques designed to catch malware earlier and more often. Expect to hear more through 2016 about how artificial intelligence will help transform security solutions to help keep malware at bay.

2. Certificate Authorities: beginning of the end
SSL continued to be a big talking point in 2015 with further vulnerabilities being disclosed. This year the debate will continue around certification, development of new open standards and easier choices for website owners. Every news story about certificate mismanagement, security mishaps, and data breaches puts Certificate Authorities under increasing scrutiny. For many small businesses, the website owners paying a Certificate Authority and submitting themselves to what can sometimes be an arduous verification and checking process, is cumbersome and unnecessary.

This is where technical alternatives like Let’s Encrypt (currently in beta) are bound to flourish.

Additionally, Google’s Certificate Transparency project will continue to identify rogue SSL Certificates through detections built into modern day web browsers, as Google continues to hold Certificate Authorities to account – helping keep us all safer.Lastly, with the promise of other solutions such as the Internet Society’s proposed DANE protocol, offering the ability for any website owner to validate their own SSL certificate and therefore bypass a Certificate Authority altogether, 2016 will be an interesting year to watch!

3. Malvertising, Ad Networks: shape up, or ship out
Malvertising is what happens when malware is served up to innocent web site visitors; it’s happening all too frequently and is caused by questionable third party relationships and the poor security of some online advertising networks. At the root of this problem is the “attack surface” of ever-growing, ever-complex advertising and tracking “scripts” provided by ad networks and included by publishers (often blindly) on their websites. The scripts are slowing the browsing experience and anyone who has installed an ad blocker recently will tell you they can’t believe how fast their favourite websites are now loading. Research conducted by The New York Times showed that for many popular mobile news websites, more than half of the bandwidth used comes from serving up ads. That’s more data from loading the ads, scripts and tracking codes, than the content you can see and read on the page!

Whatever the solution, one thing is for certain, Ad Networks need to shape up and address their security, otherwise 2016 may well be remembered as the year of Malvertising.

4. Augmenting passwords with extra security steps in 2016
The need for strong passwords isn’t going anywhere in 2016. There were reminders in 2015 that even having the world’s longest smartphone passcode doesn’t mean someone can’t figure it out.

This year, there will be growing use of extra steps to make accessing data safer. In 2015, Yahoo announced a security solution using mobile devices rather than a password for access, and we even saw Google include Smart Lock features that can use the presence of other nearby devices to unlock your smartphone. Two-factor authentication – using two steps and ‘something you have and something you know’ to verify someone’s identity – will continue to be popular for use by many cloud-based providers looking to avoid data breaches.

5. The Internet of Things needs security by design
Every device seems to be getting smart – in the home and in the office. You’re likely going to be using your smartphone as a “lifestyle remote” to control a growing array of devices. Being able to set the office temperature remotely, or turn on the kettle in the communal kitchen without leaving your desk may sound helpful, but the devices have the potential to give up WiFi keys. Every unprotected device that is connected to a network is open to hacking. Cyber criminals are probing hardware, scanning the airwaves, and harvesting passwords and other personal identity data from wherever they can. So the advice is simple: every connected innovation needs to be included in your business-wide security.

6. Update and upgrade or face the financial and legal consequences?
Upgrading and updating all your software, devices, gadgets and equipment remains a vital business issue. The Internet of Things is raising new questions about who is responsible for what in a legal sense. Who owns data? What happens when machines take “autonomous” decisions? Who is liable if something goes wrong? To take one extreme example, a police officer pulled over one of Google’s driverless cars in November for causing a traffic jam on one Californian highway by driving too slowly. Again, the lesson is clear. The simple rule this year is to ensure that your business software and systems are always using the latest update. Your life may not depend on it, but your livelihood might.

So these are my six “thinking points” as we head into 2016.

Here at AVG, we look forward to helping you keep security front and center for your business this year. For more information on AVG Business security solutions that keep devices, data and people protected every day, across the globe, visit http://www.avg.com/internet-security-business.