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May 28, 2023

Exclusive: Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft arrives at India’s spaceport in preparation for July launch

Posted by in categories: satellites, security

The spacecraft that the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) hopes to land on the moon later this year, has been wheeled into the country’s spaceport, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, WION has learnt.

Named as Chandrayaan-3 (Sanskrit for Moon Vehicle-3), this will be India’s third lunar mission and will attempt both controlled soft-landing on the lunar surface and in-situ analysis by the means of a rover.

In the evening hours on Friday, the slow-moving, specialised truck ferrying the spacecraft from UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru arrived at India’s spaceport, under a security blanket.

May 20, 2023

Generative AI Shakes Global Diplomacy At G7 Summit In Japan

Posted by in categories: economics, ethics, policy, robotics/AI, security

Our technological age is witnessing a breakthrough that has existential implications and risks. The innovative behemoth, ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, is ushering us inexorably into an AI economy where machines can spin human-like text, spark deep conversations and unleash unparalleled potential. However, this bold new frontier has its challenges. Security, privacy, data ownership and ethical considerations are complex issues that we must address, as they are no longer just hypothetical but a reality knocking at our door.

The G7, composed of the world’s seven most advanced economies, has recognized the urgency of addressing the impact of AI.


To understand how countries may approach AI, we need to examine a few critical aspects.

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May 19, 2023

Airport Security Is About to Get Way Faster Thanks to New Technology Being Used by TSA

Posted by in categories: security, transportation

New TSA screening methods will allow passengers through security without showing their boarding passes or by simply taking a picture.

May 14, 2023

IBM announces end-to-end solution for quantum-safe cryptography

Posted by in categories: computing, encryption, information science, quantum physics, security

During its ongoing Think 2023 conference, IBM today announced an end-to-end solution to prepare organisations to adopt quantum-safe cryptography. Called Quantum Safe technology, it is a set of tools and capabilities that integrates IBM’s deep security expertise. Quantum-safe cryptography is a technique to identify algorithms that are resistant to attacks by both classical and quantum computers.

Under Quantum Safe technology, IBM is offering three capabilities. First is the Quantum Safe Explorer to locate cryptographic assets, dependencies, and vulnerabilities and aggregate all potential risks in one central location. Next is the Quantum Safe Advisor which allows the creation of a cryptographic inventory to prioritise risks. Lastly, the Quantum Safe Remidiator lets organisations test quantum-safe remediation patterns and deploy quantum-safe solutions.

In addition, the company has also announced IBM Safe Roadmap, which will serve as the guide for industries to adopt quantum technology. IBM Quantum Safe Roadmap is the company’s first blueprint to help companies in dealing with anticipated cryptographic standards and requirements and protect systems from vulnerabilities.

May 12, 2023

Avantra launches new cloud edition to automate workflows across modes

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI, security

AIOps platform Avantra has launched a new cloud edition for RISE with SAP. A SAP product, RISE with SAP helps companies to get started with cloud SAP solutions. Avantra’s new offering with help RISE customers to automate cloud, on-premise, and third-party operation activities for migrating their business operations to the cloud.

The Avantra cloud edition for RISE with SAP will offer a single point of access to services like configuration management for regulated industries, one-off services, and cloud application services, along with offering operating data. In addition, the new edition will support over 100 services for customers to manage data files, determine security requirements, and perform end-to-end application monitoring.

“At a time when more and more companies are looking at enterprise-wide digital transformation and wanting to connect rather than isolate operations, impeding the ability to optimise hybrid operations presents a significant barrier to business advancement. We developed a Cloud edition designed to work with RISE with SAP to remove this barrier, recognising that this need is not likely to go away any time soon,” said John Appleby, chief executive officer, Avantra.

May 12, 2023

New Linux kernel NetFilter flaw gives attackers root privileges

Posted by in categories: computing, security

A new Linux NetFilter kernel flaw has been discovered, allowing unprivileged local users to escalate their privileges to root level, allowing complete control over a system.

The CVE-2023–32233 identifier has been reserved for the vulnerability, but a severity level is yet to be determined.

The security problem stems from Netfilter nf_tables accepting invalid updates to its configuration, allowing specific scenarios where invalid batch requests lead to the corruption of the subsystem’s internal state.

May 9, 2023

‘Everybody is worried’: China raids offices of consultancy firm Capvision in widening industry crackdown

Posted by in category: security

China’s state security authorities raided multiple offices of international advisory firm Capvision, state media reported Monday, part of a broader crackdown on the consulting industry as Beijing tightens control over what it considers sensitive information related to national security.

Officers raided Capvision’s office in the eastern city of Suzhou, questioned its employees and searched office devices, a Jiangsu provincial television station reported Monday. The company was a so-called expert network, which connected its clients with people who provided specialist knowledge, largely in mainland China.

The report did not give an exact date of the raid, but said it was part of a coordinated, nationwide operation carried out simultaneously targeting the company’s branches in cities including Beijing, Shenzhen as well as Shanghai, where Capvision was founded in 2006.

May 8, 2023

Threat level AI: NSA encourages use of AI to keep up with foreign adversaries

Posted by in categories: internet, privacy, robotics/AI, security

The intelligence community is mulling over how AI can pose a threat to national security.

The world is captivated by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT. And they have proved their worth in providing human-like answers to complex questions or even writing a research paper. While there are issues like ‘hallucination’ or grabbing and spouting out incorrect information from the internet, nations are concerned with a more significant issue when it comes to AI.

The intelligence agencies are now mulling over how AI can pose a threat to national security.

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May 7, 2023

Google is testing a Chrome browser that adds post-quantum encryption

Posted by in categories: encryption, quantum physics, security

Google is using its enormous Chrome browser testing base to help examine the prospect of continuing the security of the digital age into the uncertainty of the quantum one.

May 7, 2023

Quantum lidar prototype acquires real-time 3D images while fully submerged underwater

Posted by in categories: engineering, particle physics, quantum physics, security

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated a prototype lidar system that uses quantum detection technology to acquire 3D images while submerged underwater. The high sensitivity of this system could allow it to capture detailed information even in extremely low-light conditions found underwater.

“This technology could be useful for a wide range of applications,” said research team member Aurora Maccarone, a Royal Academy of Engineering research fellow from Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom. “For example, it could be used to inspect underwater installations, such as underwater wind farm cables and the submerged structure of the turbines. Underwater can also be used for monitoring or surveying submerged archaeology sites and for security and defense applications.”

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