DeepSec 2023 Talk: Skynet wants your Passwords! The Role of AI in Automating Social Engineering – Alexander Hurbean & Wolfgang Ettlinger

Sanna/ September 18, 2023/ Conference/ 0 comments

We techies love solving problems with cool technology, to where we attempt to implement the economy in code. Although important in general, we know that, for example, blockchain, cryptography, and Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC) are irrelevant when the user enters their credentials on a phishing site. From an attacker’s point of view, though, we see that modern technologies such as artificial intelligence are immensely beneficial to attack one of the weakest links in security – humans. We will explore how modern technologies, for instance DeepFakes, Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), and Transformers, can be misused by bad actors. We will explore some interesting ideas for attacks, discuss their practical feasibility and show implementations of some of these attacks. We will also look at approaches to detect and defend against AI-powered attacks. We asked

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DeepSec 2023 Talk: Deepfake vs AI: How To Detect Deepfakes With Artificial Intelligence – Dr. Nicolas Müller

Sanna/ June 6, 2023/ Conference/ 1 comments

Artificial intelligence is developing at a breathtaking pace, already surpassing humans in some areas. But with opportunity comes potential for abuse: generative models are getting better at creating deceptively real deepfakes – audio or video recordings of people that are not real, but entirely digitally created. While the technology can be used legitimately for film and television, it has great potential for abuse. This lecture illustrates this problem using audio deepfakes, i.e. fake voice recordings. The technical background of synthesis will be highlighted, and current research on countermeasures will be presented: Can we use AI to expose deepfakes? Can we learn to recognise deepfakes, and if so, how? We asked Dr. Nicolas Müller a few questions about his talk. Please tell us the top 5 facts about your talk. We will listen to Angela

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