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This month’s security awareness newsletter from SANS Institute focuses on deepfakes.

The word “deepfake” is a combination of “deep learning” and “fake.” Deepfakes are falsified pictures, videos, or audio recordings. Sometimes the people in them are computer-generated, fake identities that look and sound like they could be real people. Sometimes the people are real, but their images and voices are manipulated into doing and saying things they didn’t do or say. For example, a deepfake video could be used to recreate a celebrity or politician saying something they never said. Using these very lifelike fakes, attackers can spin up an alternate reality where you can’t always trust your eyes and ears.

Read the newsletter here: SANS OUCH! Newsletter | Learn a New Survival Skill: Spotting Deepfakes | March 2022