How writing AI could help cyber criminals

In case you haven’t noticed, everyone’s been talking about AI lately. Over the last year, the technology seems to have improved by leaps and bounds. If you want to create a beautiful (often kind of weird) image, you’ve got the likes of DALL·E 2 to help you, or if you want to create a line of code or some kind of prose, there’s the chatbot, ChatGPT. With the improvement has come a whole host of debates. While many think it’s the future, many fear it will steal jobs from creatives. Some academics even worry students will start using ChatGPT to write all their college essays. 

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US military biometric capture device sold on eBay for $68

In “how the heck did that happen” news, German security researchers got more than they bargained for after purchasing a biometric capture device off eBay. The device, which was created to capture fingerprints and perform iris scans, was initially listed on the e-commerce auction website eBay for $149.95. But security researcher Matthias Marx managed to wrangle it for the lower price of $68. 

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The expert response to LastPass’s latest breach

Being secure online often requires putting some amount of trust into companies that claim to have our best interests at heart. While these security companies may indeed have their users’ best interests at heart, that’s not enough to prevent security breaches. When a breach then occurs, it can shake people’s trust in what was once considered a foolproof element of security. 

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Root Certificate Authority untrusted by browsers after concerns about ties to US intelligence

Mozilla, Microsoft, and Google have removed certificates and root certificates by TrustCor Systems’ from their trust stores following an investigation from The Washington Post revealing the company’s apparent links to companies within the US intelligence community. While there has been no concrete evidence of wrongdoing, many points raised worried users and tech companies alike. 

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