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CSIRO scientists have developed a ‘vaccine’ against attacks on AI

- June 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Researchers from Data61, the CSIRO’s data and digital specialist arm, have developed techniques they claim will effectively ‘vaccinate’ algorithms against adversarial attack, meaning it will prevent malevolent actors from hijacking  machine learning. Dr Richard Nock, Data61 machine learning group leader, explained that algorithms ‘learn’ from the data they are trained on to create a… Read more »

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Thousands of Google Play apps could be fakes used to steal your data

- June 24, 2019 3 MIN READ

Australian researchers have found more than 2000 potentially fake apps on Google Play that hackers are using as trojan horses to steal personal information from users. The fake apps impersonate popular apps for everything from photo editing to personal finance tracking and exercise monitors and contain malware that could lead to identity theft. Five researchers from… Read more »

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CSIRO: The internet is ‘fundamentally broken’ when it comes to trust and malicious threats

- May 24, 2019 2 MIN READ

  The CSIRO’s Data61 says around half of the internet’s most popular websites are at risk of malicious activity because of their dependence on third party services for ads, tracking and analytics. The problem is so profound, it’s now at the point where “the trust model of today’s World Wide Web is fundamentally broken”, experts… Read more »