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May 25, 2024

Who will make AlphaFold3 open source? Scientists race to crack AI model

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Researchers are aiming to create fully accessible versions of the latest iteration of DeepMind’s blockbuster protein-structure model.

May 25, 2024

Hyundai reportedly gearing up to bring hydrogen electric N Vision 74 supercar concept to market

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

A recent report out of South Korea states that Hyundai Motor Group is beginning development of a new hydrogen fuel cell EV supercar based on its N Vision 74 concept from a couple of years ago. The Korean automaker is working on a development mule ahead of planned production in 2026.

May 25, 2024

New study offers a cleaner path for controlling water, transforming greenhouse gases

Posted by in categories: chemistry, engineering, sustainability

Scientists looking to convert carbon dioxide into clean fuels and useful chemicals often make hydrogen gas and carbonates as unwanted byproducts. A new paper from the UChicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering has found a cleaner path.

May 24, 2024

New study supports recommendation to begin mammogram screening at 40

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A liquid biopsy accurately detected early-stage pancreatic cancer in a large study. More studies are needed before it’s ready for clinical use, experts said.

May 24, 2024

Space Force selects companies to develop concepts for simulated space war training range

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military, satellites

Join our newsletter to get the latest military space news every Tuesday by veteran defense journalist Sandra Erwin.

In a statement May 22, the Space Force said this specialized environment will be crucial for training service personnel, known as guardians, to defend critical satellites and other spacecraft from electronic attacks. Satellites rely on electromagnetic signals for communication, navigation, and data transmission, making them vulnerable to jamming and cyberattacks.

May 24, 2024

Global navigation jamming will only get worse. The U.S. needs to move fast

Posted by in category: transportation

Jamming and spoofing attacks on GPS and other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) are becoming increasingly common as geopolitical crises escalate, creating major challenges and risks for aviation, shipping and other critical services across the world.

Data from GPSJam.org has confirmed widespread GPS/GNSS interference across parts of Europe and beyond as an outcome of the war in Ukraine. Regions affected range from Finland and the Baltics to Poland, Romania and Bulgaria — in addition to the Black Sea, the Caucasus and Turkey. The Middle East is also being affected by interference stemming from Israel and Iran’s hostile activities in the region. Other interference efforts, albeit at a lower scale, are also regularly occurring in areas of Pakistan, India and Myanmar.

This interference can cause significant disruptions to airline take-offs and landings, leading to costly flight delays and flight plan changes. It also presents real risks for certain aircraft and airports. For instance, some airports rely solely on GPS signals for their method of approach —– this is why Russian GPS jamming forced Finnair to suspend flights to Estonia’s Tartu Airport earlier this year. In 2019, a passenger aircraft in Idaho nearly crashed into a mountain due to GPS disruption.

May 24, 2024

US Army fires PAC-3 missile from Aegis launcher for first time

Posted by in category: military

The US Armed Forces are working closely to integrate and adapt different missile systems within their inventories.

Most recently, the US Army sand Lockheed Martin launched a Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) missile segment enhancement interceptor from a US Navy (USN) ground-based, containerised Mk70 launcher platform against a cruise missile target mid-flight for the first time.

May 24, 2024

Explainer: how ‘AI killer robots’ are threatening global security

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, security

Think thank SIPRI and GlobalData analysts unpack how the use of AI by the militaries raises an urgent need for regulation.

May 24, 2024

Hackers Created Rogue VMs to Evade Detection in Recent MITRE Cyber Attack

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

The MITRE Corporation has revealed that the cyber attack targeting the not-for-profit company towards late December 2023 by exploiting zero-day flaws in Ivanti Connect Secure (ICS) involved the actor creating rogue virtual machines (VMs) within its VMware environment.

“The adversary created their own rogue VMs within the VMware environment, leveraging compromised vCenter Server access,” MITRE researchers Lex Crumpton and Charles Clancy said.

“They wrote and deployed a JSP web shell (BEEFLUSH) under the vCenter Server’s Tomcat server to execute a Python-based tunneling tool, facilitating SSH connections between adversary-created VMs and the ESXi hypervisor infrastructure.”

May 24, 2024

Beware: These Fake Antivirus Sites Spreading Android and Windows Malware

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

It’s currently not clear how these bogus websites are distributed, but similar campaigns in the past have employed techniques such as malvertising and search engine optimization (SEO) poisoning.

Stealer malware have increasingly become a common threat, with cybercriminals advertising numerous custom variants with varying levels of complexity. This includes new stealers like Acrid, SamsStealer, ScarletStealer, and Waltuhium Grabber, as well as updates to existing ones such as SYS01stealer (aka Album Stealer or S1deload Stealer).

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