We kick off this week’s Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast with a bit of a PSA from Facebook. With the social giant rolling out tools to help people get a COVID-19 vaccine, Dave and I have some misgivings, although we do both think you should get a vaccine.
After that, we chat with Vladimir Kuskov, head of Advanced Threat Research and Software Classification at Kaspersky, for an update on the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities and their exploitation.
Then it’s over to the world of deepfakes and a pair of stories. The first involves a machine vs. machine battle wherein new software uses eye reflections to identify whether a video is a deepfake or the real McCoy. The second is about a Pennsylvania woman who created pictures and videos of her daughter’s cheerleading rivals.
Moving along, we talk about a UK Home Office campaign that was an “experiment” — but was it really? And to close out the show, we look at Nvidia’s battle against cryptomining.
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- To help people find COVID-19 vaccines, Facebook debuts new features
- Scientists developed a clever way to detect Deepfakes by analyzing light reflections in the eyes
- Pa. woman created ‘deepfake’ videos to force rivals off daughter’s cheerleading squad: police
- Home Office tests web-spying powers with help of UK internet firms
- Nvidia’s new beta driver unlocks RTX 3060 Ethereum cryptocurrency mining