Deepfakes: Beauty and Ugliness

This whole deepfake thing has me concerned and bordering on frightened. And I’m not the only one. I wrote earlier about how neural networks can make realistic-looking faces. They are getting better. A whole collection of the faces is now available for free. These are faces of people who do not exist at all. Samsung […]
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Happy Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day. While Learning Tree International is not an official sponsor nor national partner, we support the effort. As part of that support here are some ways you can help foster their 2020 mission of “Together for a better internet”. While Safer Internet Day is focused on younger net users, most readers […]
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How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Attacks

Two-factor authentication is rapidly becoming a “must-do” in this era of rampant cyber threats. I’ve discussed and encouraged two-factor authentication here and in Learning Tree’s cyber security introduction course. But it must be done correctly. Two-step and two-factor authentication Some organizations use hardware tokens that display numbers that change every thirty seconds or so. Apps […]
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The Perils of Re-Using Passwords

Passwords will be with us for quite a while and so will password breaches, I’m afraid. Last week I received a notice that a site I use experienced a password breach. The email explained that the passwords themselves were encrypted, but that I should change my password on that site and any others where I […]
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12 Cyber Security Tips to Stay #CyberAware All Year Long

Holidays are coming up and there will undoubtedly be movie messages about keeping the holiday spirit alive not just for one month but the whole year through. Looking back, we just finished National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it’s worth asking: how do we focus on cyber security issues not just during the month of […]
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