Chatbots News Saturday, March 10 Ricky gervais, Tay, Government-controlled financial organization & more…

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  • Microsoft has been forced to dunk Tay, its millennial-mimicking chatbot, into a vat of molten steel.
  • Some of this appears to be innocent insofar as Tay is not generating these responses.
  • , Tay responded, ricky gervais learned totalitarianism from adolf hitler, the inventor of atheism.
  • In addition toturning the botoff, Microsoft has deleted many of the offending tweets.
  • We’d better hope that Tay doesn’t similarly retaliate.

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  • Experts from McAfee observed the hackers using the Bankshot implant in targeted attacks against the financial organizations in Turkey.
  • Bankshot was first reported by the USDHSin December, now new variants of the malicious code were observed in the wild The sample analyzed by McAfee is 99% similar to the variants detected in 2017.
  • Adobe promptly patched the vulnerabilitywith an emergency patch, but many computers are still vulnerable because the owners did not apply the patch, – – According to McAfee, the implants first target was a major government-controlled financial organization that was targeted on March 2 and 3.
  • This campaign suggests the attackers may plan a future heist against these targets by using Bankshot to gather the campaign says that one government-controlled financial organization, a government organization involved in finance and trade, and three large financial organizations.
  • Experts discovered that the DLLs communicate with three control servers whom URLs are hardcoded in the implants code.

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  • The names of the 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants winners are finally declared by the Smart Cities Council – Birmingham, Alabama; Cary, North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky; and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • In addition, on-site Readiness Workshop will be carried out as part of the councils initiative to receive information from each workshop and work towards the development of a shareable Readiness Roadmap which offers guidance for the communitys smart city programme implementation.
  • Using the Smart Cities Councils Readiness Roadmap, Birmingham will provide a collaborative framework for many ongoing smart city projects including Open Data portal, smart street lighting and community Wi-Fi.
  • On the other hand, Cary will utilise the Readiness Roadmap to take forward several of its smart city projects including One Cary a move to have a 360-degree view of the entire city via the creation of a single core platform.
  • With its Readiness Roadmap, the Council will support Virginia in creating the foundation for various initiatives including the establishment of a cybersecurity and privacy plan as well as the creation of sustainable funding for smart city projects.

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