Tag Archives: Researchers

MIT Researchers Make AI System That Detects Sarcasm on Twitter Better Than Humans

HIGHLIGHTS New AI system can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans May help computers spot and remove online hate speech, abusive comments Originally aimed to develop a system capable of detecting racist posts MIT scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can detect sarcasm in tweets better than humans, an advance that may help computers automatically spot and remove ... Read More »

SpyDealer Android Malware Can Steal Data From Over 40 Apps; Affects Millions of Devices: Researchers

Following last week’s report on the CopyCat Android malware that affected 14 million devices in 2016, a fresh report this week has discovered a new Android malware, called SpyDealer, that can steal data from over 40 popular apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram and more, potentially exposing personal data of millions of Android users. The SpyDealer malware is reportedly effective only on devices that ... Read More »

Hobbyist Hackers Probably Caused Friday’s Internet Meltdown, Researchers Say

Some have worried that the massive cyber-attack that disrupted the Internet on Friday was the work of Russian government-backed hackers, politically motivated hacktivists or sophisticated cyber-criminals. But researchers at cyber-intelligence firm Flashpoint say the Internet meltdown may have been carried out by amateurs who haunt a popular hacking forum. Flashpoint helped Web service provider Dyn determine that hacked Internet-connected devices ... Read More »

MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers

MirrorLink Car Smartphone Network Has Vulnerabilities, Claim Researchers A system of rules that allow vehicles to communicate with smartphones may be vulnerable to hacking, a new study suggests. Many of today’s automobiles leave the factory with secret passengers: prototype software features that are disabled but that can be unlocked by clever drivers, researchers said. In what is believed to be ... Read More »

Hackers Accessed Telegram Messaging Accounts in Iran: Researchers

Iranian hackers have compromised more than a dozen accounts on the Telegram instant messaging service and identified the phone numbers of 15 million Iranian users, the largest known breach of the encrypted communications system, cyber researchers told Reuters. The attacks, which took place this year and have not been previously reported, jeopardized the communications of activists, journalists and other people ... Read More »