Artificial Intelligence: A Force for Good

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly developing technology with the potential to revolutionize many aspects of our lives. While there are some concerns about the potential negative impacts of AI, there are also many ways that it can be used for good. Here are some examples of how AI is being used for good: Healthcare: AI is being used to develop new drugs and treatments, improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and provide personalized healthcare. For example, AI-powered systems are being used to analyze medical images and data to detect cancer and other diseases earlier and more accurately than ever before. Education: AI is being used to personalize learning, provide real-time feedback, and help students learn at their own pace. For example, AI-powered tutors can provide personalized feedback to students on their homework and help them identify areas where they need additional help. Environment: AI is being used to monitor and protect the environment. For exampl

The Internet of Things and possible vulnerabilities

 So, what is the Internet of Things anyway?

     The Internet of Things or IoT is an extensive network of devices that are constantly sharing information. For example, all over the world, there are millions of devices, such as smartphones, TVs, computers, game consoles, tablets, refrigerators, stoves, and even havoc systems connected to the Internet. Moreover, other things, such as motor vehicles, trains, ships, and other things, are now obtaining access to the Internet. All these devices are exchanging information every day other the Internet. Thus, the Internet of things.

It is strange to think about these things as having access to the Internet; however, some of these items require receiving updated firmware like refrigerators or electric cars. These updates carry new features, and security updates that protect these items from attack as hackers look to gain access to obtain financial information or access to sensitive information.

But why would someone what to gain access to my refrigerator? 

    Good question. As technology progresses, some non-connected items will gain some access to the Internet. As with appliances, such as refrigerators and coffee machines, these items can alert you when your milk is running low (if you are into that sort of thing). You can activate the coffee machine to start making your favorite cup before reaching the kitchen. Many of these items are just new comforts that we are getting used too. Still, at some point, these devices may lose support from the manufacturer, which then leaves them vulnerable to attack if the software on them is not updated.

What about other vulnerabilities? 

    Vulnerabilities can make the magnitude of issues as devices on the Internet are old devices that are no longer receiving security updates. Such devices can be older smartphones, computers running older operating systems, or banking systems running legacy software that has not upgraded in years. This can lead to malicious actors targeting these devices, infecting them with ransomware, or steal sensitive information.

In addition to the vulnerabilities to these systems, user error tends to be an issue as users may not be aware of the best security practices. Many times, users will deactivate security features by mistake and open themselves up to attack.

However, IT professionals are hard at work, ensuring that these business systems are well protected and monitored in the best way possible. As for the average user, a bit of research can go along way in protecting personal devices from attack. 

 If you would like to know more about this subject, check out the links below for more information on today's topic. Also, did I leave anything out regarding IoT? If so, please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Until then, please stay safe and see you next week!

 Edit: Updated content*


 Ranger, S. (2020, February 3). What is the IoT? Everything you need to know about the Internet of things right now. ZDNet.

 Smart yet flawed: IoT device vulnerabilities explained. (n.d.). Trend Micro | Enterprise Cybersecurity Solutions.



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