Lock and Code S1Ep6: Recognizing facial recognition’s flaws with Chris Boyd

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This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, about facial recognition technology—its early history, its proven failures at accuracy, and whether improving the technology would actually be “good” for society.

Tune in for all this and more on the latest episode of Lock and Code, with host David Ruiz.

You can also find us on the Apple iTunes store, on Google Play Music, plus whatever preferred podcast platform you use.

We cover our own research on:

  • Cloud delivered security: Can the cloud help your organisation?
  • Skimmers in disguise: We look at how a skimmer disguises itself as an image file.
  • Mac RATs: Watch out for Trojanized 2FA apps.
  • Singapore’s desired updates to its data protection law.

Plus other cybersecurity news:

  • Roblox falls victim to insider access: Criminals bribed an insider to perform actions they really shouldn’t have. (Source: VICE)
  • Not very sporting: Australia’s sports integrity boss eyes up the world of e-sports. (Source: The Business Times)
  • COVID-19 app troubles: UKGOV runs into issues with their proposed contact-tracing app. (Source: The Register)
  • It’s all about teamwork: Steer clear of bogus fake Microsoft Teams emails going on a phishing expedition. (Source: Help Net Security)
  • Sounding off: Researchers turn a PSU into a crude speaker capable of using audio waves to transmit data. (Source: ZDnet)

Stay safe, everyone!

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