General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Tesla shows off unfinished humanoid robot prototypes at AI Day 2022

First Optimus prototype walked onto stage, waved. Another one needed support and slumped over.
Publish Date: 10/1/2022
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High-severity Microsoft Exchange 0-day under attack threatens 220,000 servers

Microsoft said it's working on an accelerated schedule to roll out a patch.
Publish Date: 9/30/2022
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Deepfake Bruce Willis may be the next Hollywood star, and he’s OK with that

Tech will allow Willis' doppelgänger to continue working despite language disorder diagnosis.
Publish Date: 9/30/2022
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Mystery hackers are “hyperjacking” targets for insidious spying

After decades of warnings, group figured out how to hijack virtualization software.
Publish Date: 9/30/2022
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Numerous orgs hacked after installing weaponized open source apps

PuTTY, KiTTY, TightVNC, Sumatra PDF Reader, and muPDF/Subliminal Recording all targeted.
Publish Date: 9/29/2022
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Meta announces Make-A-Video, which generates video from text [Updated]

Using a text description or an existing image, Make-A-Video can render video on demand.
Publish Date: 9/29/2022
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Never-before-seen malware has infected hundreds of Linux and Windows devices

Small office routers? FreeBSD machines? Enterprise servers? Chaos infects them all.
Publish Date: 9/28/2022
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Cloudflare’s CAPTCHA replacement lacks crosswalks, checkboxes, Google

Cloud giant says its verification tool doesn't challenge or profile users.
Publish Date: 9/28/2022
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DALL-E image generator is now open to everyone

DALL-E launched frenzy of image synthesis development but was invitation-only until now.
Publish Date: 9/28/2022
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Google Fiber touts 20Gbps download speed in test, promises eventual 100Gbps

Google Fiber test delivered 20.2Gbps downloads to exec's home in Kansas City.
Publish Date: 9/28/2022
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Serious vulnerabilities in Matrix’s end-to-end encryption have been patched

Previously overlooked flaws allow malicious homeservers to decrypt and spoof messages.
Publish Date: 9/28/2022
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We interviewed Linux OS through an AI bot to discover its secrets

In the world's first operating system interview, Linux tells all about Windows, Torvalds, and its favorite distro.
Publish Date: 9/28/2022
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Better than JPEG? Researcher discovers that Stable Diffusion can compress images

Lossy compression bypasses text-to-image portions of Stable Diffusion with interesting results.
Publish Date: 9/27/2022
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Apps can pose bigger security, privacy threat based on where you download them

Same app, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
Publish Date: 9/27/2022
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Russia plans “massive cyberattacks” on critical infrastructure, Ukraine warns

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are also likely to increase, advisory says.
Publish Date: 9/26/2022
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Darth Vader’s voice will be AI-generated from now on

Using Respeecher, Vader will live on as a cloned voice effect performed by another actor.
Publish Date: 9/26/2022
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How 3 hours of inaction from Amazon cost cryptocurrency holders $235,000

For 2nd time in 4 years, Amazon loses control of its IP space in BGP hijacking.
Publish Date: 9/23/2022
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Starlink is getting a lot slower as more people use it, speed tests show

Starlink capacity limits hit users—SpaceX says more satellites will make it faster.
Publish Date: 9/23/2022
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Artist receives first known US copyright registration for latent diffusion AI art

Registration of AI-assisted comic comes amid fierce online debate about AI art ethics.
Publish Date: 9/22/2022
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AI model from OpenAI automatically recognizes speech and translates it to English

"Whisper" open source model may become a building block in future speech-to-text apps.
Publish Date: 9/22/2022
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