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Identity theft in 1915

17
Jul
2023
Identity theft in 1915

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Cyberthreat researchers have of late been sounding the alarm about the rising danger of deepfakes. In particular, they advise to not trust your ears: in the digital age of artificial intelligence the voice at the other end of the line may not belong to whom you think. Speaking of which, any guesses what people were afraid of more than a hundred years ago? In that mechanical age of scientific discovery, they were wary of, yes — trusting their ears. After all, the voice at the other end of the line — was it really whom they thought? Don’t believe it? Then just take a look at a case of identity theft using then-sophisticated technology to steal money from a bank account depicted in a film shot back in 1915! Welcome to the world of the French silent movie series Les Vampires.

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