Imagine someone living hidden within the walls of your house, observing your every move, studying your every interaction and shadowing your behaviour until the day he can flawlessly mimic you. Only, it isn’t human. While sounding like the premise of Parasite and Annihilation combined, the setup isn’t spun off the imagination of a sci-fi author. It is happening as you read this.
Sure, you’ve heard of cybercrime, but how much do you really know about the extent of it? Like us, bots evolve. What were once limited to data centres operating by rudimentary rules and running predictably are now occupying user devices and residential IPs, doing pretty much what we’ve just described in the opening line.
There are good bots, of course, responsible for a huge portion of what makes the Internet so great by crawling, analysing and cataloguing data in search engines and antivirus companies. But like every decent story, there’s yin to the yang. Bad bots hack accounts, duplicate login credentials, and steal from e-commerce transactions.
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In a world of environmental disaster, political turmoil, economic crisis, social upheaval and public health emergency, is the logical next step for humanity the construction of floating maritime communities? Or is so-called seasteading just an extravagant passion project for paranoid tech bros and alt-utopian dreamers?
The prolific public embrace of ‘cancelling’ disgraced or accused celebrities means the erasure of certain parts of our shared cultural history. But how, Huw Walmsley-Evans wonders, can we separate the art from the artist?
Present In The Past
Award-winning Singaporean writer O Thiam Chin’s latest novel, The Dogs, chronicles history will always stay with us even as time passes.
Fitness App That Puts You Front And Centre For A Story
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The Body Perfect
The theatre might have been closed for the better part of the past year, but that hasn’t stopped Etienne Ferrère from refining his craft. The Singapore Dance Theatre principal artist shares what goes into making ballet look effortless.
In For The Long Run
In a market saturated by neon-hued synthetic activewear, Boston-based running brand Tracksmith aims to restore grace and timelessness to an ageold sport, writes Mitchell Oakley Smith.
The Big Time
The digital watch turns 50.
Making Money Moves
Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure does help to alleviate stress and uplift moods, even if it may be deemed temporary. But is retail therapy just a fancy excuse to shop, or does it actually work?
The works and names of late artists live on and gain multiple reincarnations via a medium that has often been derided as ‘not art’, writes Asri Jasman.
The Life Of Brian
It wasn’t long ago that Rich Brian was just a tween creating skit videos in the suburbs of Indonesia. Five years later, with two albums under his belt, Brian puts out 1999, a deeply personal EP. It’d appear that he has finally grown up and if so, is it a good thing?
Covid-19 Provides Cover for Hackers
The travails of a banking software maker show how vulnerable corporate security is
Democracy Vs. Hackers
The 2020 elections could face more serious attacks
Roundup: The Best Password Managers
Everyone needs a password manager.
Customs Says Hack Exposed Traveler, License Plate Images
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said this week that photos of travelers and license plates collected at the nation’s borders have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack.
New Homeland Security Center To Guard Against Cyberattacks
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is creating a center aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyber attacks — a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the U.S. by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
Leaked Chats Show Alleged Russian Spy Seeking Hacking Tools
Six years ago, a Russian-speaking cybersecurity researcher received an unsolicited email from Kate S. Milton.
5 Key Security Tech Trends That Must Be At The Heart Of Every Organization's Security Strategy In 2021
2020 witnessed the threat landscape in India changing and evolving quickly, data breaches, ransomware attacks, privacy failures, and other cybersecurity challenges are now on everyone’s radar screen more than ever. Yet most businesses still struggled with effectively preparing for them.
Cyber Security, Its Importance In Banking And Precautions
Cyber Security has become a major requirement forall the individuals and organisations that are doing any of the activity related to IT (information technology), as there is a major threat from various sources involved in cyber crime.
Digital Transformation & Cyber Security Safe Environment
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Tricks And Techniques Used By Hackers And How To Guard Against Them.
Join our resident security expert Jonni Bidwell and learn the tricks and techniques used by hackers and how to guard against them.