General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

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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Fearing copyright issues, Getty Images bans AI-generated artwork

Getty sidesteps potential legal problems from unresolved rights and ethics issues.
Publish Date: 9/21/2022
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