Deepfakes may ruin the world and also you

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Can you envision a world where you see a video of a world leader engaged in a terrible act, but you can’t tell whether it’s real or a completely computer-generated fake? What about a world where pretty much anyone can make one of these fake videos on a regular computer using free tools? This sounds awful, right? Well, it gets worst.

Imagine seeing yourself in a video saying things you’ve never said before, controversial things that could cost you your job or humiliate you in front of your friends and family. How would you respond if you saw your face on a character in an adult movie? Scary right? The worst part is that, within a few months, anyone who has a regular computer will be able to create such fake videos very easily. Already, some mobile apps create fake videos that are impossible to distinguish from real ones. And this is just the beginning, considering how fast machine learning technologies have developed over the last few years.

What is Deepfake?

A deep fake is a video created using a type of machine learning to pick up someone else’s facial movements and place them onto another person’s face. This allows the creators of these videos to manipulate viewers. Let’s see some scary examples to understand how it works.

Watch the video of former U.S. President Barack Obama made by using artificial intelligence technology.

Do you think Kim Kardashian and Mark Zuckerberg would say these things in public?

“I genuinely love the process of manipulating people online for money.“

@bill_posters_uk

“..whoever controls the data controls the future“

These edited videos are called “deepfakes”. They are made using artificial intelligence (AI). The technology uses existing footage of a person as a data point to capture facial structure, expressions, and speech to make a video that looks hyper-realistic. Similar technologies were used before in Hollywood movies and cost a lot of money. However, recently a Chinese app named Zao was released that does the same thing for free and in a really short time. Keep reading. It gets worse.

See this guy who substituted his face for DiCaprio

Deepfake means anyone can create fake news and videos easily

Apps like Zao that allow people to create deepfake videos can cause social chaos. This technology has a lot of potential to affect us badly in many different ways. In addition to its threat to the political system and the decision-making process regarding elections, it has quite a big potential to ruin relationships between people. It opens a really wide door for stalkers and harassers as well as ex-boyfriends/husbands and other perpetrators.

When anyone can create such videos, it’s really hard to keep creators accountable. Fake videos do not always target just politicians; many journalists and activists are already concerned about deepfakes amplifying local harassment and targeting innocent people. Deepfakes can hurt anyone regardless of age, gender, country, color, or social status.

Is there any way to detect deepfake videos?

Although some institutions and companies like DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), Facebook, and Microsoft are trying to create awareness of this situation, there is still no completed algorithm that can detect such videos once they are uploaded on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. Recently, Facebook and Microsoft launched a new contest for detecting deepfake videos and they stated that they are willing to pay $10 million to winners.

Lately, we at Zemana are focusing entirely on how to detect deepfakes as we see this as the biggest social problem of the near future. We are working on this issue for a year now and from our researches, it’s clear that the deepfakes can have really bad effects on politic life and non-politic life. For now, we can say that innocent internet users are suffering more from deepfakes. We are working on solutions for companies, institutions, and individuals. We can clearly say that we are ahead of cyber criminals and will have a surprise to announce at NeurIPS( Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems) conference this year. We at Zemana value privacy rights and strongly oppose violations of human rights.

Stay tuned!

Zemana AntiMalware 3.0 Premium is HERE!

Finally, the day came.

The day when new is exchanged with the old. The day when new technologies take over the old ones. Today Zemana AntiMalware 2.0 will be exchanged with the new – Zemana AntiMalware 3.0.

The motivation behind Zemana Antimalware as a product was to provide an additional layer of security with a very fast and efficient engine without taking to much space on user PC like antiviruses in general do. And we did that.

Back in 2015 Zemana AntiMalware 2.0 was a product that was fully embraced by our users. They loved it. The simplicity, quick scan and above all extraordinary malware removal capabilities have put Zemana AntiMalware close to our users and on top in the anti-malware community.

….

2019. New times, new solutions.

During the past 4 years, Zemana AntiMalware has secured more than a half a million of users and helped them remove that annoying malware from their PC’s.

Our inbox was full of users going like this:

”Thank you Zemana programmers, you are always able, successful and true winners!

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” Best protection I ever had. It was able to find malware, that I and any other antivirus couldn’t find. ”

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I’m not a tech person but my experience with Zemana has been great – effective and easy to use. That’s all I care about. Bought the license because I believe in paying people for their efforts. ”

During the last years, Zemana AntiMalware also has lost on its strength. The new technologies in the dark cyberspace have evolved so much that the security technology that the product is based on was no longer enough.

We realized something. The product has to change. It has to evolve to a new version. A better one that will do what it is supposed to do. Keep you safe.

So we embarked on a journey. Last year in December Zemana AntiMalware 3.0 FREE was released with the aim to provide everyone the possibility to remove malware from their PC. For unlimited and totally free.

People liked it. So we didn’t stop there.

The free version had only malware removal capabilities. It was missing core real-time protection modules. So, while the free version was getting slowly but gradually popular among the community, the 10+ Zemana Team worked hard on providing you with a new system of real-time protection based fully on artificial intelligence models. 

Here is the team:)

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With this, we made a new step in our cyber-security endeavors where we decided to build only what matters. No unnecessary features. No robust protection that harrases your PC. Just pure smart and simple methods that will keep you safe in your online journey.

And here we are in the year of 2019 delivering you the smart protection or how we like to call it – Zemana AntiMalware 3.0

We have to say this here. WE ARE SO EXCITED!

Now, let’s see what it has.

Fundamentally re-engineered

We empowered cybersecurity with Artifical Intelligence. We crafted a model that works with the power of the neural network force at an outstanding speed and performance level. We call it the Smart Real-Time Protection.

Smart Real-Time Protection Highlights

The smartest and the most powerful protection is available now with our Neural engine. Crafted carefully, to keep you safe.  Check the highlights:

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The protection model is small in size but powerful in performance. The neural engine consumes a small fraction of your system resources while defending your device against advanced security threats.

Besides, we can no longer rely on old cybersecurity methods. The neural engine gets smarter day by day and protects you from newly created threats and threats that pass by old traditional methods of protection.

To fight social advanced malware attacks, we developed specialized machine learning and deep learning behavioral models that are designed to catch any threat. See how it works.

To learn how it works in detail you can go here.

To see and feel how it works, simply download it and run.

1. Download ZAM 3.0 Premium

2. Activate Smart Real-Time protection:)

2. Enjoy the smart protection you deserve

About ZAM 3.0?

We analyzed all the feedback you send us over the years and a solution strike through our minds.

We want to build a product that solves your problem.

You want to be safe in your cyber journey. You download Zemana AntiMalware, activate all protection models and you are good to go. Simple as that. And most importantly, we want to bring you on that journey of ours and help us make it the best antimalware it can be. So, let’s go. Download ZAM 3.0 Premium Beta, send us your feedback and let’s craft together.

Oh, and one more thing.

Thank you for all your support. Nothing of this would be possible without you.

You rock.

 

We are hiring deep learning developers

Zemana team is developing the smartest and the most powerful security solutions through constant research and interaction with the users.

We are building a team who believes in simplicity, research, and power of artificial intelligence which lead us to world-changing solutions.

Each team member is here to challenge and to be challenged while making the world a better place.

Inter-disciplinary collaboration is the key success of us to provide award-winning security solutions to millions of users.

We work in an equal environment for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or disability status.

The Role:

Zemana’s Deep Learning team is looking for talented people to unlock the true power of Artificial Intelligence in cybersecurity.

You will be developing state-of-art algorithms for wide-range problems with different teams.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in deep learning or related fields to solve sequence/natural language specific tasks.
  • Solid understanding of RNN, CNN, transformers, NLP, machine translation, and federated learning.
  • A genuine passion for mathematics and statistics.
  • Experience in machine learning and data science is plus.
  • Experience in Tensorflow or PyTorch is plus.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work with the smartest and the most talented experts
  • Working with mission-driven, goal-oriented teams
  • Flexible work hours for open mindsets
  • Competitive leave for new parents
  • Excellent relocation packages

You can simply reach us by sending an email to cv@zemana.com

We are hiring intern deep learning developers

Zemana team is developing the smartest and the most powerful security solutions through constant research and interaction with the users.

We are building a team who believes in simplicity, research, and power of artificial intelligence which lead us to world-changing solutions.

Each team member is here to challenge and to be challenged while making the world a better place.

Inter-disciplinary collaboration is the key success of us to provide award-winning security solutions to millions of users.

We work in an equal environment for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or disability status.

The Role:

Zemana’s Deep Learning team is looking for talented people to unlock the true power of Artificial Intelligence in cybersecurity.

You will be developing state-of-art algorithms for wide-range problems with different teams.

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with deep learning or machine learning concepts and terms.
  • Basic understanding of recurrent neural networks and convolutional neural networks.
  • A genuine passion for mathematics and statistics.
  • Familiarity with Tensorflow or PyTorch.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work with the smartest and the most talented experts
  • Working with mission-driven, goal-oriented teams
  • Flexible work hours for open mindsets
  • Competitive leave for new parents
  • Excellent relocation packages

You can simply reach us by sending an email to cv@zemana.com

 

We are hiring full stack web developers

Zemana team is developing the smartest and the most powerful security solutions through constant research and interaction with the users.

We are building a team who believes in simplicity, research, and power of artificial intelligence which lead us to world-changing solutions.

Each team member is here to challenge and to be challenged while making the world a better place.

Inter-disciplinary collaboration is the key success of us to provide award-winning security solutions to millions of users.

We work in an equal environment for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or disability status.

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As a full stack web developer at Zemana, you will be able to work on both the front-end and back-end portions of the web application.

You will work closely with the end users product owners, marketing team, AI and data engineering team.

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Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop bullet-proof projects in C# and .NET Core.
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript frameworks(Vue is plus).
  • Deep understanding of both relational and NoSQL database architectures.
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  • Knowledge and experience in agile software development practices.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work with the smartest and the most talented experts
  • Working with mission-driven, goal-oriented teams
  • Flexible work hours for open mindsets
  • Competitive leave for new parents
  • Excellent relocation packages

You can simply reach us by sending an email to cv@zemana.com

We are hiring full stack web developers for our enterprise product

Zemana team is developing the smartest and the most powerful security solutions through constant research and interaction with the users.

We are building a team who believes in simplicity, research, and power of artificial intelligence which lead us to world-changing solutions.

Each team member is here to challenge and to be challenged while making the world a better place.

Inter-disciplinary collaboration is the key success of us to provide award-winning security solutions to millions of users.

We work in an equal environment for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or disability status.

The Role:

As a full stack web developer at Zemana, you will be able to work on both the front-end and back-end portions of the enterprise web application.
You will work closely with the project manager, product owner, support engineers, and designers.

Check our project: https://www.zemana.com/endpoint-security

Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop bullet-proof projects in C# and .NET Core.
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript frameworks(Vue is plus).
  • Deep understanding of both relational and NoSQL database architectures.
  • A genuine passion for object-oriented design concepts and patterns.
  • Knowledge and experience in agile software development practices.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work with the smartest and the most talented experts
  • Working with mission-driven, goal-oriented teams
  • Flexible work hours for open mindsets
  • Competitive leave for new parents
  • Excellent relocation packages

You can simply reach us by sending an email to cv@zemana.com

We are hiring software engineers for our enterprise product

Zemana team is developing the smartest and the most powerful security solutions through constant research and interaction with the users.

We are building a team who believes in simplicity, research, and power of artificial intelligence which lead us to world-changing solutions.

Each team member is here to challenge and to be challenged while making the world a better place.

Inter-disciplinary collaboration is the key success of us to provide award-winning security solutions to millions of users.

We work in an equal environment for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or disability status.

The Role:

As a software engineer at Zemana, you will be able to design and develop desktop software.

You will work closely with the project manager, product owner, support engineers, and designers.

Check our project: https://www.zemana.com/endpoint-security

Qualifications:

  • Ability to develop bullet-proof projects in .NET Framework using C#.
  • Knowledge and experience UI development experience using WinForms or WPF.
  • A genuine passion for object-oriented design concepts and patterns.
  • Experience with application & service development.
  • Knowledge and experience in agile software development practices.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to work with the smartest and the most talented experts
  • Working with mission-driven, goal-oriented teams
  • Flexible work hours for open mindsets
  • Competitive leave for new parents
  • Excellent relocation packages

You can simply reach us by sending an email to cv@zemana.com