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Old 11-29-2023, 01:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm wondering what will happen when AI can render a face based on Facebook photos? Things requiring facial recognition to unlock might be fooled by AI.

Voice recognition will probably be easily fooled by AI generated voice.

Looking through the logs of the compromised email account, a bot was attempting to log in every 10 minutes on average, for days (maybe even years). Then I saw the entry from a few days ago that said "password change successful" after a continuous stream of unsuccessful login attempts. That's when the hackers gained control of my account. Oh, and of course they used a proxy so the IP and country was constantly changing.

If many bots are all attacking at once, it can crowd out legitimate login attempts. DDoS.

Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Ask me why I don't use credit cards or do business over Internet.
'Cause spending 10min of hassle to get the charges removed is harder than the constant hassle of not being able to purchase things where they are affordable, and delivered to your doorstep?

I'll be picking up the items from my parents and returning them, so the CC company won't even be out anything except for whatever it cost for the couriers. I wanted to buy WallyWorld cheap powdered dish detergent anyhow (hardly anyone carries powdered detergent anymore), so there's my excuse for the trip.
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