General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Wendy’s will experiment with dynamic surge pricing for food in 2025

Surge pricing test next year means your cheeseburger may get more expensive at 6 pm.
Publish Date: 2/27/2024
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Hackers backed by Russia and China are infecting SOHO routers like yours, FBI warns

Six years on, routers remain a favorite post for concealing malicious activities.
Publish Date: 2/27/2024
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Cops called after parents get tricked by AI-generated images of Wonka-like event

Dull in-person warehouse for kids doesn't live up to technicolor AI-generated promo images.
Publish Date: 2/27/2024
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Avast ordered to stop selling browsing data from its browsing privacy apps

Identifiable data included job searches, map directions, "cosplay erotica."
Publish Date: 2/23/2024
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Tyler Perry puts $800 million studio expansion on hold because of OpenAI’s Sora

Perry: Mind-blowing AI video-generation tools "will touch every corner of our industry."
Publish Date: 2/23/2024
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Ransomware associated with LockBit still spreading 2 days after server takedown

LockBit's extensive reach is making complete erasure hard.
Publish Date: 2/22/2024
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Stability announces Stable Diffusion 3, a next-gen AI image generator

SD3 may bring DALL-E-like prompt fidelity to an open-weights image-synthesis model.
Publish Date: 2/22/2024
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Google’s hidden AI diversity prompts lead to outcry over historically inaccurate images

Inserting depictions of diversity into AI images creates revisionist history, critics say.
Publish Date: 2/22/2024
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70,000 AT&T customers were without service this morning across the US

Cause of outage is unknown, but some suspect it's network-to-network "peering."
Publish Date: 2/22/2024
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iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal

How Kybers and ratcheting are boosting the resiliency of Apple's messaging app.
Publish Date: 2/22/2024
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Google goes “open AI” with Gemma, a free, open-weights chatbot family

Gemma chatbots can run locally, and they reportedly outperform Meta's Llama 2.
Publish Date: 2/21/2024
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ChatGPT goes temporarily “insane” with unexpected outputs, spooking users

Reddit user: "It's not just you, ChatGPT is having a stroke."
Publish Date: 2/21/2024
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After years of losing, it’s finally feds’ turn to troll ransomware group

Authorities who took down the ransomware group brag about their epic hack.
Publish Date: 2/20/2024
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Will Smith parodies viral AI-generated video by actually eating spaghetti

Actor pokes fun at 2023 AI video by eating spaghetti messily and claiming it's AI-generated.
Publish Date: 2/20/2024
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LockBit ransomware group taken down in multinational operation

Thousands of domains and servers seized from group responsible for thousands of attacks.
Publish Date: 2/20/2024
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Reddit sells training data to unnamed AI company ahead of IPO

If you've posted on Reddit, you're likely feeding the future of AI.
Publish Date: 2/19/2024
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New app always points to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy

iPhone compass app made with AI assistance locates the heart of the Milky Way.
Publish Date: 2/19/2024
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OpenAI collapses media reality with Sora, a photorealistic AI video generator

Hello, cultural singularity—soon, every video you see online could be completely fake.
Publish Date: 2/16/2024
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DOJ quietly removed Russian malware from routers in US homes and businesses

Feds once again fix up compromised retail routers under court order.
Publish Date: 2/16/2024
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Doing DNS and DHCP for your LAN the old way—the way that works

Are you a sysadmin with control issues who needs a weekend project? Look no further!
Publish Date: 2/16/2024
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