Month: May 2013

lego mindstorms
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Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 – First contact

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Introduction to Social engineering

Social engineering is one of the main security issues these days. Most of companies invest to infrastructure to be hardly hackable, but they don’t educate people. Social engineering is quite common attack since the begining of 1980′. And many big corporate networks were infiltrated using these attacks. And the only way to prevent them is to educate your employees. Every one of them. If you have one person that cannot say no on phonecall asking to reset or give some password, IP addresses ranges or anything else, your entire organization is at risk.

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What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering is a term that describes a non-technical

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Gmail social engineering attack

This morning I recieved email that was signed as Gmail Team and that was saying:

Re: Due to recent upgrade in our database, we are terminatin​g all unverified accounts permanentl​y. Reply and give the informatio​n below:User​name,Passw​ord,Date of Birth,Phon​e&Country. Note! You have one week to comply. Gmail Inc. All rights reserved.

Email address it was sent from was [email protected]

This is classical example of phishing and social engineering attack. First of all email address is wrong, and Google would not use adress like [email protected] to tell you that you should verify account. Next thing is the signature – Gmail Inc. Company like that does not exist, Gmail is part of Google. Here we have used people’s trust in Gmail and

Artificial intelligence
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Approaches to artificial intelligence

This is my next article on artificial intelligence. First one was called just Artificial intelligence pt1, but now I am going to talk about different approaches to AI, so it changed name.

Currently there is many approaches that drives AI research. There is no established paradigm of AI research, and researchers disagree  about many issues. There are many questions that still are unanswered. One of those question is how relevant research in neurology and psychology is to research in AI and machine learning. For example there is little in common between biology of birds with aeronautics. So some scientists thinks that it is same in AI, but some also thinks that understanding of how human brain works will help

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Artificial intelligence pt. 1

Yesterday we created Artificial intelligence section in company I am working (Prelovac media), so it would be great reason to write about AI. I realized that many people are not aware what is current state, where we are heading and what are applications of artificial intelligence at the moment. So lets start with the basics.

AI definitions

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence of machines or software, and is also a branch of computer science that studies and develops intelligent machines and software. Major AI researchers and textbooks define the field as “the study and design of intelligent agents”,where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chances of success.

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