• Pauline Handy

Cyber Bytes: What Is a Deepfake?

Deepfakes are an insidious weapon in the scammer arsenal of tricks. Learn how criminals use fake identities to get you to disclose information.

Deepfake technology is advancing at a rapid rate. The applications are changing how people work, play, shop, learn, travel, interact, do business and care for themselves. Learn about good and bad deepfakes, and ways to avoid falling into a deepfake trap.


What is a deepfake?


According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, “deepfake” is a term combining artificial intelligence (AI) “deep learning” and “fake.”


Deepfakes are realistic images, sounds and movements created using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Deepfake creators use technology to replace an actual person’s image or voice with an artificial likeness or voice. There are many websites dedicated to deepfake productions and the deepfake technology used to make them, some of which are on the dark web.


This technology, more broadly known as synthetic media, can have positive applications. But as with any benevolent artificial intelligence, a malignant fake is never far behind.


With Deepfake incidents on te rise, we are providing information to help you learn more about the good and bad of Deepfake, what you can deepfake, how to deal with a suspected deepfake, security concerns, Deepfake technology, and how to stay vigilant.


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