Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When scammers re-configure crypto and blockchain smart contracts your money is gone forever the instant you transfer it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 2021...

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NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time most cybersecurity systems will have to be autonomous in order to keep pace with the attacks, and this fully autonomous IOT trial was a resounding success.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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The FBI warns people are using DeepFakes to apply for remote tech jobs

The FBI warns people are using DeepFakes to apply for remote tech jobs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you hire someone you give them money, as in a wage, and access to your systems, so what happens when those people aren’t who they seem to be?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself...

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Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes are getting better, in two years they’ll be perfect, and that means you won’t be able to trust anything you see. And that’s a huge issue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Yet another AI has invented its own secret gibberish language to communicate

Yet another AI has invented its own secret gibberish language to communicate

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If AI’s continue to invent, and then evolve, their own languages to do whatever it is they’re doing “better” then we’re going to have some serious issues trying to figure out what they’re doing and how they make decisions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join...

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Just like Google this AI learns by reading the entire web non stop

Just like Google this AI learns by reading the entire web non stop

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are only three companies whose systems read and trawl the entire web non stop to learn and create the “Semantic Web” and Diffbot is one of them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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New X-Ray technique helps researchers discover backdoors in components faster

New X-Ray technique helps researchers discover backdoors in components faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to find backdoors in components is hard, but this technology will also let companies reverse engineer all kinds of products easier.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your smartphone is off it isn’t and that means certain active components can be hacked even when you think they can’t.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some deepfakes are meant for fun, others are meant to spread lies, disinformation, and weaponise society against itself so new tools are needed to detect them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Smartphones could one day identify you by your grip

Smartphones could one day identify you by your grip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many more ways to identify who you are – for all sorts of purposes – than you might think.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to predict peoples behaviours before they occur can be useful, but it can also be dangerous if they’re in the wrong governments hands.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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An AI invented over 40,000 new chemical weapons in just 6 hours but it’s OK

An AI invented over 40,000 new chemical weapons in just 6 hours but it’s OK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can be used to do great good, but it can also be weaponised to create great harm. This is an example of the latter, and we’re just getting started – are bioweapons next? Yes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

Blockchain could help autonomous swarms of drones and robots communicate securely

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more devices and robots talk to one another directly we need to find new ways to secure their communications, and blockchain is ideal …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your voice is your password and your voice can be cloned it’s not that easy to get a new password … Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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This sci-fi like E. coli biocomputer solved a classic maze problem with no errors

This sci-fi like E. coli biocomputer solved a classic maze problem with no errors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of computing is a lot more sci-fi than you might think and we’re building that future today …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The world’s first commercial quantum network is being built in London

The world’s first commercial quantum network is being built in London

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hackers want to steal data and eavesdrop on communications, quantum networks make that almost impossible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Quantum networks, which are...

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Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 4D printing lets us create morphing products with special on demand properties which could be sabotaged to cause deadly failures.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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New AI computer vision system detects malware with staggering accuracy

New AI computer vision system detects malware with staggering accuracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The use of machine vision, using computers to “see” malware and cyber threats, is revolutionary and possible game changing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can change your password but you can’t change your face… and biometric authentication systems are now being hacked at scale.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When someone hacks your connected toaster it’s a nuisance, but when someone takes control of millions of connected cars and crashes them into one another it’s a bigger problem – now there’s a solution to prevent that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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