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Social Engineering

Social Engineering is a prevalent and insidious threat that involves manipulative techniques aimed at exploiting human psychology to deceive individuals into divulging confidential information, accessing restricted systems, or performing actions that may compromise security. As social engineering often targets human vulnerabilities rather than technical weaknesses, it poses a significant challenge to cybersecurity defences, and mitigating this threat requires a multi-faceted approach, including regular employee training to enhance awareness, implementing robust email filtering systems, and fostering a culture of scepticism regarding unsolicited communications.

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Romantic Chatbots – To Be, or Not To Be

Romantic Chatbots – To Be, or Not To Be

‘Digital companionship’ has transcended science fiction. It’s now in a fledgling state, driven by a flourishing, if somewhat opportunistic, zeitgeist of AI-driven everything. Chatbots have been around for a long time, digitally speaking - nearly 60 years in fact since ELIZA was first created. And like most technologies, it eventually - and inevitably - is adopted as the application of any tech du jour as a controversial form of intimacy. The newest iterations, digital entities marketed as iGirl’s and iBoy’s (assumedly adopting the parlance of Apple) promise companionship without the complexity and messiness of human relationships. I wanted to investigate these virtual companions, especially given ...

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