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 Other than that Zoom uses several outdated software components.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 […]

Apple and Google are launching a joint COVID-19 tracing tool for iOS and Android | TechCrunch

Apple and Google’s engineering teams have teamed up to create a decentralized contact tracing tool for their respective OSs.  It’s goal is to give individuals information whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19: All of us at Apple and Google believe there has never been a more important moment to work together to […]

Artificial intelligence, algorithmic pricing, and collusion | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal

Researchers Emilio Calvano, Giacomo Calzolari, Vincenzo Denicolò, Sergio Pastorello of the University of Bologna in Italy conducted an experiment where they let loose two simple reinforcement-learning-based pricing algorithms in a controlled environment. They learned that the these two completely autonomous algorithms actually responded to their mutual behavior.  Together, they started quickly to pull up the […]

Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tech Is Being Used By The Justice Department, ICE, And The FBI

Clearview’s facial recognition AI is not only used by law enforcement; there is a large number of private companies that have Clearview accounts, like Kohl’s and Walmart and banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. While most of these companies have no formal contracts with Clearview and appear to have used Clearview’s software on […]