Today’s Tech Sightings:
Researchers working with U.S. technology firm Cisco have discovered software that installed backdoors on 12 million computers around the world. The software, found by Cisco’s Talos security intelligence and research group, was developed by a French online advertising firm called Tuto4PC that has been under investigation for questionable practices. The software installs with admin rights and a host of other rights it should not have.
Several studies coming out of Cornell University have been focused on experiments to determine if human behavior changes in the presence of robots. The results are fascinating.
Living in a world of always-on connected gadgets might seem like a convenient must-have for a lot of people. But most average Internet of Things (IoT) users are probably unaware that Wi-Fi connected personal assistants that respond to voice commands are constantly listening, collecting, storing and analyzing their data.
- Microsoft Is Making Big Data Really Small Using DNA
- IBM’s Watson AI System Gets Into Early Education
- Apple’s CareKit and the AI future of Medical Care
- Ransomware-as-a-service Is Exploding: Be Ready to Pay
- New Attack Technique Hides Spread of RATs in Asia
- Even at 1.0, Vivaldi Closes in on Cure for the Common Browser
- It Costs $5M to Keep Zuckerberg Safe, and 4 Other Things We Learned
- Why Microsoft Won’t Pull the Plug on Windows 10 Mobile