Category Archives Predictive Technology

Hacking, when done ethically is not a crime, just like some of the personalities mentioned here who have contributed significantly to cyber security around the globe. White hat hackers use their cyber security skills to break into protected systems and networks to assess and test the cyber security level and bring out the vulnerabilities before a malicious attacker, or black…

The technology is continuously changing, and people are getting more and more used to it. Every now and then, something new is being developed, and new technologies are being launched almost every day. Behind all these things, there is a threat to our security that we people might be ignoring, and have to pay for that. Ransomware: What is this?…

When the topic is about AI enabled neural networks that can recognize people from a crowd and thus identify potential trouble makers, they seem so futuristic and infallible. Yet, a report in Quartz claims the opposite is true. That these sophisticated facial recognition systems can be easily spoofed. The researchers proved how easy it is to get these systems to…

A cyber-attack last month, disabled thousands computers across several government ministries in Saudi Arabia. A rare cyber weapon was used to destroy and erase data. Malware used to violate the data of Saudi Arabian Oil Co in 2012 was employed again, this time rendering more than 35,000 computers worthless in a matter of minutes. As the abode of almost half…

The movie, Terminator was an eye opener for many as to what the future beholds and even the sequels did quite well. Other sci-fi movies and soaps projected a generally dark reality of what is to come. More recently, Moley, the first robotic chef was launched as demonstrated in the following commercial video. Now as far dining goes, we all…

This company can predict the future using social media

When Malaysian Airways Flight MH17 went down over Ukraine and blew up into pieces over territory in control of the alleged perpetrators, there was little hope of nailing the coffin on those who did it. However, after a year of investigation into this dastardly act that killed hundreds of innocent people on board the flight, the truth has surfaced. Thanks…

The Minority Report Technology is HERE

14 years ago, the Tom Cruise starring move, The Minority Report caught the attention of the world as to the future of technology and also the scary part of it. And in 2016 it seems the reel life is turning into real life. Intelligence agencies in the US are now claiming they can predict crime or unrest many days before…

The US Government's National Security group, NIST that offers guidance on deployment of different types of security systems across the government and also referred to by private companies, recently deprecated Out of Band Authentication (OOB) that makes use of SMS. So what NIST is finally saying which has been pointed out by security experts long back that OOB authentication using…

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