General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

3 iOS 0-days, a cellular network compromise, and HTTP used to infect an iPhone

Apple patches 3 zero-days after they were used in a sophisticated attack.
Publish Date: 9/23/2023
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Incomplete disclosures by Apple and Google create “huge blindspot” for 0-day hunters

No one mentioned that libwebp, a library found in millions of apps, was a 0-day origin.
Publish Date: 9/21/2023
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AI-generated books force Amazon to cap e-book publications to 3 per day

Amazon: "To help protect against abuse, we are lowering the volume limits we have in place."
Publish Date: 9/21/2023
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OpenAI’s new AI image generator pushes the limits in detail and prompt fidelity

With better response to details and text, DALL-E 3 hopes to make prompt engineering obsolete.
Publish Date: 9/20/2023
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The Signal Protocol used by 1+ billion people is getting a post-quantum makeover

Update prepares for the inevitable fall of today's cryptographic protocols.
Publish Date: 9/20/2023
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Telling AI model to “take a deep breath” causes math scores to soar in study

DeepMind used AI models to optimize their own prompts, with surprising results.
Publish Date: 9/19/2023
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Google’s AI assistant can now read your emails, plan trips, “double-check” answers

Google admits that Bard isn't always accurate; ropes in Gmail through new Extensions.
Publish Date: 9/19/2023
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Chinese hackers have unleashed a never-before-seen Linux backdoor

SprySOCKS borrows from open source Windows malware and adds new tricks.
Publish Date: 9/18/2023
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Panos Panay, leader of the Surface and Windows teams, is leaving Microsoft

Will be replaced by Yusuf Mehdi, who has been leading the way on AI efforts.
Publish Date: 9/18/2023
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Funky AI-generated spiraling medieval village captivates social media

Graham: "This was the point where AI-generated art passed the Turing Test for me."
Publish Date: 9/15/2023
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How Google Authenticator made one company’s network breach much, much worse

Google's app for generating MFA codes syncs to user accounts by default. Who knew?
Publish Date: 9/15/2023
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Private AI summit with senators, titans of tech garners controversy

With 14 of 22 attendees being CEOs, some experts say key voices were missing.
Publish Date: 9/14/2023
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A phone call to helpdesk was likely all it took to hack MGM

Slot machines and hotel room key cards stopped working at MGM casinos on the Strip.
Publish Date: 9/14/2023
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With 0-days hitting Chrome, iOS, and dozens more this month, is no software safe?

With 70 zero-days uncovered so far this year, 2023 is on track to set a new record.
Publish Date: 9/13/2023
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AI now generates music with CD-quality audio from text, and it’s advancing rapidly

Musicians: Speak now or forever hold your beats.
Publish Date: 9/13/2023
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SpaceX projected 20 million Starlink users by 2022—it ended up with 1 million

Starlink has a fraction of the projected $12B revenue and 20M users, WSJ says.
Publish Date: 9/13/2023
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Coca-Cola embraces controversial AI image generator with new “Y3000” flavor

Tie-in Coca-Cola mobile app uses Stable Diffusion to modify your photos.
Publish Date: 9/12/2023
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Password-stealing Linux malware served for 3 years and no one noticed

It's not too late to check if a Linux device you use was targeted.
Publish Date: 9/12/2023
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Qualcomm strikes new Apple deal on 5G chips

Extension signals that Apple can't perfect the technology for itself.
Publish Date: 9/11/2023
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US rejects AI copyright for famous state fair-winning Midjourney art

Controversial AI art piece from 2022 lacks human authorship required for registration.
Publish Date: 9/11/2023
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