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Internet of Tattoos? NIST Workshop Plumbs Body Art Algorithms

June 22, 2015 08:121 comment
A NIST workshop explored approaches to automatic tattoo identification using artificial intelligence.

In-brief: One in five adults in the U.S. sport body art, making tattoos a useful tool for identifying both criminals and their victims. A NIST workshop explored ways to use AI to better identify and catalog tatts.  Like this:Like Loading…

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LastPass Says Hackers Stole Account Data

June 15, 2015 18:221 comment
LastPass says it was the victim of a cyber attack, but that password vaults were not compromised.

In-brief:  LastPass, the keeper of passwords for millions of security conscious Internet users said on Monday that its own systems were breached by hackers. Like this:Like Loading…

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SCOTUS FISA Ruling A Tool To Disenfranchise Data Theft Victims?

June 13, 2015 10:281 comment
Home improvement giant Home Depot is attempting to us a 2013 Supreme Court ruling concerning the U.S. government's FISA court to block customers' right to sue the company over damages resulting from a 2014 incident that resulted in the theft of information on  more than 50 million credit card holders from the company's network.

In-brief: a 2013 ruling by the Supreme Court that limited the right of Amnesty International to sue the government for damages caused by the actions of the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court is being used by Home Depot to question consumers’ right to sue for damages related to a massive theft of credit cards from that company in 2014.  Like this:Like Loading…

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X-Rays Behaving Badly: Devices Give Malware Foothold on Hospital Networks

June 8, 2015 11:101 comment
A report by the security firm TrapX warns that medical devices - including radiologic systems - are stepping stones for malicious attackers.

In-brief: serious breaches of hospital networks are almost certainly more common than has been reported, as compromised medical devices often hide the telltale signs of malware infection and data theft, according to a report from the security firm TrapX.  Like this:Like Loading…

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