Act of War

Dwaiter Weekly


September 15, 2022


The Other Cyberwar Risk

Cyberinsurance doesn't cover acts of war. But with a rapidly growing number of state-sponsored cyberattacks that blur the line between cyberwar and standard-issue government cyberactivity, courts may need to sort out who is on the line to cover the costs, Wired reports.


Where Tech Hype Is Over the Top

IT leaders are not immune to infatuation with the promise of emerging tech. Chief information officers shared with CIO which technologies they believe are primed to underdeliver. The list includes the metaverse and Web3 technologies in general.


The Tech That Remapped the World

Google Maps has transformed the way that we navigate the world, make decisions, and think about our privacy in the 17 years since its launch. The Wall Street Journal provides an inside look at how the technology works and what’s next.


Zero-Day Exploits Soared in 2021 

A new Mandiant Threat Intelligence report says the number of zero-day exploits in 2021 grew more than 100 percent compared to the previous record set in 2019. This means that during the last decade about 40 percent of all zero-day incidents—an attack on software before the vendor has become aware of the vulnerability—occurred in 2021 alone, Security Intelligence reports.



How to Repurpose Content the Right Way 

Repurposing content, or repackaging one asset into multiple formats, can have many benefits that include saving time on content creation and expanding the life of a piece of content beyond one channel. But content repurposing isn’t as simple as copy-and-pasting a blog’s highlights to social media. Contently offers a guide for repurposing content the right way.


The Deepfake Fooling ‘Highly Intelligent’ People

Binance Chief Communications Officer Patrick Hillmann says a deepfake of him is fooling “highly intelligent crypto community members,” The Block reports. The attackers are using what Hillman describes as an “AI hologram” of himself to fool representatives of various projects that the CCO is helping get listed on the exchange.  


To Test, or Not to Test

Research and testing make product designs better, but sometimes it's not necessary, Renee Fleck writes on Dribbble. She outlines a framework of seven questions to help determine whether you need to test—or whether you can feel confident in your own decision-making.


What is Roblox, Exactly?

With over 52 million daily active users, the social gaming platform Roblox has taken the internet by storm. But many people wonder: What is Roblox, exactly? Hootsuite offers a primer on the user-generated content platform that is especially popular with teens and preteens.    


The Super-Fast New USB Standard

There’s a new, super-fast, version of USB 4 on the horizon—and you won’t even have to buy a new cable to take advantage of it, Engadget reports. The USB Promoter Group says the next-gen USB Version 2.0 standard is “pending release” and will double the bandwidth of existing USB 4 connectors, from 40 Gbps to up to 80 Gbps. The new standard is also backwards compatible with previous USB 4 cables.


Aural Amazon 

Researchers working in the Amazon are learning more about deforestation by listening to the rainforest, Digital Trends reports. Acoustic data from beneath the forest canopy was combined with data from NASA Landsat satellites about areas of logging or fires, creating a soundscape that can reveal surprising information about biodiversity in forests.

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