General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Anthropic introduces Claude 3.5 Sonnet, matching GPT-4o on benchmarks

Claude 3.5 Sonnet is a speedy mid-sized entry in a new family of AI models.
Publish Date: 6/20/2024
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Single point of software failure could hamstring 15K car dealerships for days

"Cyber incident" affecting 15K dealers could mean outages "for several days."
Publish Date: 6/20/2024
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Ex-OpenAI star Sutskever shoots for superintelligent AI with new company

Safe Superintelligence, Inc. seeks to build hypothetical AI far beyond human capability.
Publish Date: 6/20/2024
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Runway’s latest AI video generator brings giant cotton candy monsters to life

New Gen-3 Alpha AI video generator can create detailed humans and surreal situations.
Publish Date: 6/18/2024
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Men plead guilty to aggravated ID theft after pilfering police database

Members of group called ViLE face a minimum of two years in prison.
Publish Date: 6/18/2024
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Softbank plans to cancel out angry customer voices using AI

Real-time voice modification tech seeks to reduce stress in call center staff.
Publish Date: 6/18/2024
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High-severity vulnerabilities affect a wide range of Asus router models

Many models receive patches; others will need to be replaced.
Publish Date: 6/17/2024
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Proton is taking its privacy-first apps to a nonprofit foundation model

Because of Swiss laws, there are no shareholders, and only one mission.
Publish Date: 6/17/2024
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Ransomware attackers quickly weaponize PHP vulnerability with 9.8 severity rating

TellYouThePass group opportunistically infects servers that have yet to update.
Publish Date: 6/14/2024
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Retired engineer discovers 55-year-old bug in Lunar Lander computer game code

A physics simulation flaw in text-based 1969 computer game went unnoticed until today.
Publish Date: 6/14/2024
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“Simulation of keyboard activity” leads to firing of Wells Fargo employees

With worker surveillance on the rise, vendors sell devices to fake keyboard and mouse movement.
Publish Date: 6/13/2024
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Report: Apple isn’t paying OpenAI for ChatGPT integration into OSes

Apple thinks pushing OpenAI’s brand to hundreds of millions is worth more than money.
Publish Date: 6/13/2024
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Turkish student creates custom AI device for cheating university exam, gets arrested

Elaborate scheme involved hidden camera and an earpiece to hear answers.
Publish Date: 6/12/2024
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New Stable Diffusion 3 release excels at AI-generated body horror

Users react to mangled SD3 generations and ask, "Is this release supposed to be a joke?"
Publish Date: 6/12/2024
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One of the major sellers of detailed driver behavioral data is shutting down

Selling "hard braking event" data seems less lucrative after public outcry.
Publish Date: 6/12/2024
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China state hackers infected 20,000 Fortinet VPNs, Dutch spy service says

Critical code-execution flaw was under exploitation 2 months before company disclosed it.
Publish Date: 6/11/2024
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Apple and OpenAI currently have the most misunderstood partnership in tech

Apple's AI moves are nothing new for a company that has integrated outside tech for decades.
Publish Date: 6/11/2024
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Hackers steal “significant volume” of data from hundreds of Snowflake customers

Given shortcomings of Snowflake and its customers, there's plenty of blame to go around.
Publish Date: 6/10/2024
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Apple unveils “Apple Intelligence” AI features for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS

Apple debuts new catchall AI branding, generative features during WWDC 2024 keynote.
Publish Date: 6/10/2024
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Nasty bug with very simple exploit hits PHP just in time for the weekend

With PoC code available and active Internet scans, speed is of the essence.
Publish Date: 6/7/2024
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