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Aug 24, 2022

Turning Quantum States into Music at Australia’s First Ever Qiskit Hackathon

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, media & arts, quantum physics

By Robert Davis and Desiree Vogt-Lee

Quantum computing is notoriously counterintuitive; it challenges us to grapple with concepts that can be difficult to imagine. We often rely on our sense of sight to make those concepts a little easier to grasp, by representing quantum information with visualization models like the Q-sphere or the circuit diagram, and even creative visual arts projects like the recent Quantum Circuit Disks series. But what happens when we represent quantum using not only imagery, but also sound?

One team of Australian researchers is showing the world exactly what that looks like with a project that turns quantum circuits into music videos. That project, which the creators have named “qMuVi” (“quantum Music Video”), earned the titles of both 1st place winner and Community Choice winner at the recent Qiskit Hackathon Melbourne, a hybrid in-person and virtual event held in early July that marked the first ever Qiskit Hackathon in Australia. The event brought together 35 participants over four days to learn about quantum computing and Qiskit, and to use their new knowledge to hack together a diverse array of novel quantum computing projects. The event as a whole was a tremendous success. But before we talk about that, let’s take a closer look at that winning quantum music videos project.

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Aug 23, 2022

XCSSET Malware Updates with Python 3 to Target macOS Monterey Users

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Hackers have updated the XCSSET malware to add support for macOS Monterey by updating the source code components to Python 3.

Aug 23, 2022

‘Liberate the tractors’: The right to repair movement that’s regaining control of our devices

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, transportation

The software that runs John Deere tractors was successfully “jailbroken” at this year’s DEF CON hacker convention, enabling farmers to repair or retune their equipment without engaging with the company that sold them their vehicles.

The hacker involved, who calls himself Sick Codes, was responding directly to U.S. farmers’ long-standing concerns that their “smart” tractors are run on software that only John Deere can access to repair. Smart tractors, including those manufactured by John Deere, are also widely used in the U.K.

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Aug 19, 2022

Skytop Strategies

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, government

Please see my article published today in Skytop Strategies. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Essential emerging technology: companies are woefully unprepared by chuck brooks.

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Aug 19, 2022

China’s Cyberattack on America Starts With Your Phone

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, education, mobile phones

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Aug 19, 2022

Researchers Detail Evasive DarkTortilla Crypter Used to Deliver Malware

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Researchers detail DarkTortilla, an evasive crypter used by hackers to spread a broad array of commodity malware and targeted payloads.

Aug 16, 2022

The problem with our cybersecurity problem

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

We’ve got a cybersecurity problem, but it’s not the one we think we have. The problem is how we think about cybersecurity problems.


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The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

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Aug 16, 2022

New Evil PLC Attack Weaponizes PLCs to Breach OT and Enterprise Networks

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI

Cybersecurity researchers have elaborated a novel attack technique that weaponizes programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to gain an initial foothold in engineering workstations and subsequently invade the operational technology (OT) networks.

Dubbed “Evil PLC” attack by industrial security firm Claroty, the issue impacts engineering workstation software from Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, GE, B&R, Xinje, OVARRO, and Emerson.

Programmable logic controllers are a crucial component of industrial devices that control manufacturing processes in critical infrastructure sectors. PLCs, besides orchestrating the automation tasks, are also configured to start and stop processes and generate alarms.

Aug 16, 2022

Newly Uncovered PyPI Package Drops Fileless Cryptominer to Linux Systems

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Researchers discover a new Python package distributed via the PyPI repository that drops fileless crypto-mining malware onto Linux systems.

Aug 16, 2022

Hack Starlink and get up to $25,000 as a reward from SpaceX

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, Elon Musk, internet, space travel

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The Elon Musk space company may be popular for ferrying astronauts and cargo missions on its reusable rockets, but its satellite internet services have also made a mark in recent times. When Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year, it also tried to break the communication chain inside the country by attacking its fiber optic network. However, SpaceX’s terminals were flown in, and connectivity was restored in a matter of days.

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