Deepfakes aren’t very good—nor are the tools to detect them | Ars Technica

Facebook led an effort to combat deepfakes and announced the Deepfake Detection Challenge However, the best deepfake detector to emerge from this challenge manages only to catch about two-thirds of deepfakes. According to Henry Farid of UC Berkeley, creating a really useful deepfake detector might be even harder than we think, because it’s basically a […]

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results — But is it a Bug? | Threatpost

The WhatsApp feature “Click to Chat” exposes mobile phone numbers on the web and Google’s search engine is able to index them. You can try it using the search string site:wa.me “+43” The phone numbers are simply as part of an URL string (https://wa.me/<phone_number>) and available in plaintext. Facebook claims that this not a bug: […]

Mark Zuckerberg on taking his massive workforce remote – The Verge

COVID-19 has changed the way we work – for some maybe even for good. Facebook was among the first big tech companies that canceled all physical meetings, not only for this year, but until 2021. Now, Mark Zuckerberg is contemplating that Facebook might become a largely remote working company within a decade or so. Their […]

Nearly a Million WP Sites Targeted in Large-Scale Attacks

If you have a WordPress page, you should check the status of your installtion right away. Because there was a massive attempt of a hacker group to capture more than 900.000 pages. Hackers tried to insert malicious JavaScript Code into WordPress pages that diverts visitors to manipulated webpages. They also scanned for admin logins to […]

Could the Coronavirus Kill Influencer Culture? | WIRED

The coronavirus pandemic has far-reaching economic consequences for businesses. In order to survive, many businesses cut their advertising and marketing budgets. This is has obvious impact on the media industry at large, from big media outlets to small one person operations. Especially hard hit are those who are often called “influencers”. They see their sponsorship […]

So werden eure Online-Meetings ein Erfolg! | stimpfl.com

Unser Partner Franz Stimpfl bringt es auf den Punkt: so werden Online-Meetings zum Erfolg: In den letzten Wochen haben wir alle vermehrt auf Online-Meetings gesetzt und diese, teilweise auch zum ersten Mal, mehrmals täglich verwendet. Ich möchte euch in diesem Beitrag mit fünf einfachen Tipps eine kleine Hilfestellung geben, damit ihr auch in Zukunft erfolgreiche […]

Zoom Endpoint-Security Considerations | THS

Zoom problems in a nutshell: it is possible for someone to send malicious code to the participants in a session. Once this is done the code cannot be removed. Other than that Zoom uses several outdated software components. All of them have well known documented security issues.  More here: Zoom Endpoint-Security Considerations | THS Photo […]

Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code | TechCrunch

Clearview AI is widely considered as a privacy nightmare.  With the exposure of it’s own source code on the Internet due a server misconfiuration, it’s clear that it cannot even handle it’s most important assets. The privacy blunder was made public by Mossab Hussein, chief security officer of SpiderSilk when he gained access to a […]

Facebook cancels physical events through June 2021(!)

Facebook canceled all physical events with more than 5o people through June 2021. They will replace some of them with virtual events, but Mark Zuckerberg didn’t provide further details in his post. This outlook is certainly a bit grim since Facebook could set an example for the IT business. We might see other tech organizers […]