FBI warns of massive ATM scam that could affect banks worldwide

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned banks that cybercriminals are poised to carry out an “ATM cash-out” on an unprecedented scale. The FBI told banks on Friday: The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and common referred to as an ‘unlimited operation. These unlimited operations compromise financial institutions or payment processors by installing malware that allows hackers to exploit network access, allowing admin-level access. Once inside, bad actors can disable fraud protection,…

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Researchers teach autonomous cars to deal with irrational humans

A team of researchers recently determined that both human drivers and autonomous vehicles tend to prioritize the safety of their own vehicle over those around it. People are selfish, and AI acts a lot like people, which means the solution is the same for both: we need to learn some courtesy. Automating human behavior is always a bit of a brier patch, especially when heavy machinery is involved and lives are at stake. For example, we don’t want the machines imitating our road-rage – the image of a semi truck getting “angry” over being cut off conjures images of the…

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An 11-year-old hacked a government website and changed election results at DEFCON

Last Friday, an 11-year-old apparently managed change election results within 10 minutes. While at this year’s DEFCON, he and many other children were offered the chance to hack into a mock-up of a Secretary of State website, and did so with alacrity. According to DEFCON spokespeople, the kids were offered 13 replicas of Secretary of State websites, with Florida being the first. 11-year-old Emmett Brewster was able to hack it inside 10 minutes. Here’s the DefCon Voting Machine Hacking Village roundup of discoveries for the day! Day 1 / Part 1 pic.twitter.com/ovQs7uX7jK — DEFCON VotingVillage (@VotingVillageDC) August 11, 2018 That’s…wow,…

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We need to stop glorifying innovation. Here’s why.

In the United States, and to a lesser extent around the world, we’ve been glorifying innovation for the past century or more. But if we want to create a balanced society, which can sustain itself while continuing to progress, it’s time we come to terms with the reality of innovation, and stop neglecting the other components of a productive, progressive society. Why we glorify innovation First, I want to explore why we value innovation so much. There’s the idea that innovation is inherently superior to maintenance or straightforward progression. For example, a new vacuum cleaner with a longer attachment system…

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