Really, what could go wrong here:
the system would tell a male customer in his early 20s to order a set meal of crispy chicken hamburger, roasted chicken wings and coke for lunch, while a female customer in her 50s would get a recommendation of porridge and soybean milk for breakfast.
This is probably the future whether we like it or not. Face and voice recognition is reaching a tipping point where documenting and influencing individuals without consent is trivial. Sure, this has long been a tactic of human merchants the difference now is that the efforts can be coordinated and compiled across multiple outlets.
From the "the future kind of sucks" files comes this update out of the UK. There's now a company named for a SQL injection attack. I'm hopeful that the global economy will survive ; DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";-- LTD's first public offering.
Another great summary from Brian Krebs. No matter which side you fall on politically, this stuff should concern you. The problem isn't whether there is hacking, the problem is that we can't even believe the official responses so it leaves a vacuum of information that is readily filled ...
Here’s the relevant section many are concerned with (highlighting is mine):
Quincy Larson has a pretty reasonable approach to encrypting your data:
And when I use the terms “private” or “secure”, I mean reasonably so. The reality is that — as long as humans are involved — no system will ever be 100% private or 100% secure.
His list is short and pretty ...
I know many people that are fascinated by the hack of San Francisco's MUNI. I'm far more fascinated by the white-hat battles against the hacker, which may have resulted in breaching the miscreant's email accounts. From Brian Krebs:
On Monday, KrebsOnSecurity was contacted by a security researcher ...
Brian Krebs continues to follow the analysis of the biggest Botnet attacks the world has ever seen.
Tell me this doesn't sound like a William Gibson plot writing itself:
“This is an interesting development because a lot of the response to Mirai lately has been to find a Mirai ...
Akamai was the DDoS protection service used by security researcher Brian Krebs. At least until last September when they couldn’t offer pro-bono protection under the weight of new massive attacks.
As detailed here in several previous posts, KrebsOnSecurity.com was ...
Once again, Bruce Schneier freaks me out:
The ultrasonic pitches are embedded into TV commercials or are played when a user encounters an ad displayed in a computer browser. While the sound can't be heard by the human ear, nearby tablets and smartphones can detect it. When they do ...
Bruce Schneier links to an terrifying new research paper:
In particular, we developed and verified such an infection using the popular Philips Hue smart lamps as a platform. The worm spreads by jumping directly from one lamp to its neighbors, using only their built-in ZigBee wireless connectivity and their physical ...
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