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Burglars Using Wi-Fi Jammers to Disable Security Cameras
From Schneier on Security

Burglars Using Wi-Fi Jammers to Disable Security Cameras

The arms race continues, as burglars are learning how to use jammers to disable Wi-Fi security cameras.

Jailbreaking LLMs with ASCII Art
From Schneier on Security

Jailbreaking LLMs with ASCII Art

Researchers have demonstrated that putting words in ASCII art can cause LLMs—GPT-3.5, GPT-4, Gemini, Claude, and Llama2—to ignore their safety instructions. Research...

Using LLMs to Unredact Text
From Schneier on Security

Using LLMs to Unredact Text

Initial results in using LLMs to unredact text based on the size of the individual-word redaction rectangles. This feels like something that a specialized ML system...

Friday Squid Blogging: New Plant Looks Like a Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: New Plant Looks Like a Squid

Newly discovered plant looks like a squid. And it’s super weird: The plant, which grows to 3 centimetres tall and 2 centimetres wide, emerges to the surface for...

Essays from the Second IWORD
From Schneier on Security

Essays from the Second IWORD

The Ash Center has posted a series of twelve essays stemming from the Second Interdisciplinary Workshop on Reimagining Democracy (IWORD 2023). Aviv Ovadya, Democracy...

A Taxonomy of Prompt Injection Attacks
From Schneier on Security

A Taxonomy of Prompt Injection Attacks

Researchers ran a global prompt hacking competition, and have documented the results in a paper that both gives a lot of good examples and tries to organize a taxonomy...

How Public AI Can Strengthen Democracy
From Schneier on Security

How Public AI Can Strengthen Democracy

With the world’s focus turning to misinformation,  manipulation, and outright propaganda ahead of the 2024 U.S. presidential election, we know that democracy has...

Surveillance through Push Notifications
From Schneier on Security

Surveillance through Push Notifications

The Washington Post is reporting on the FBI’s increasing use of push notification data—”push tokens”—to identify people. The police can request this data from companies...

The Insecurity of Video Doorbells
From Schneier on Security

The Insecurity of Video Doorbells

Consumer Reports has analyzed a bunch of popular Internet-connected video doorbells. Their security is terrible. First, these doorbells expose your home IP address...

LLM Prompt Injection Worm
From Schneier on Security

LLM Prompt Injection Worm

Researchers have demonstrated a worm that spreads through prompt injection. Details: In one instance, the researchers, acting as attackers, wrote an email including...

Friday Squid Blogging: New Extinct Species of Vampire Squid Discovered
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: New Extinct Species of Vampire Squid Discovered

Paleontologists have discovered a 183-million-year-old species of vampire squid. Prior research suggests that the vampyromorph lived in the shallows off an island...

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0
From Schneier on Security

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0

NIST has released version 2.0 of the Cybersecurity Framework: The CSF 2.0, which supports implementation of the National Cybersecurity Strategy, has an expanded...

A Cyber Insurance Backstop
From Schneier on Security

A Cyber Insurance Backstop

In the first week of January, the pharmaceutical giant Merck quietly settled its years-long lawsuit over whether or not its property and casualty insurers would...

China Surveillance Company Hacked
From Schneier on Security

China Surveillance Company Hacked

Last week, someone posted something like 570 files, images and chat logs from a Chinese company called I-Soon. I-Soon sells hacking and espionage services to Chinese...

Apple Announces Post-Quantum Encryption Algorithms for iMessage
From Schneier on Security

Apple Announces Post-Quantum Encryption Algorithms for iMessage

Apple announced PQ3, its post-quantum encryption standard based on the Kyber secure key-encapsulation protocol, one of the post-quantum algorithms selected by NIST...

Friday Squid Blogging: Illex Squid and Climate Change
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Illex Squid and Climate Change

There are correlations between the populations of the Illex Argentines squid and water temperatures. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the...

AIs Hacking Websites
From Schneier on Security

AIs Hacking Websites

New research: LLM Agents can Autonomously Hack Websites Abstract: In recent years, large language models (LLMs) have become increasingly capable and can now interact...

New Image/Video Prompt Injection Attacks
From Schneier on Security

New Image/Video Prompt Injection Attacks

Simon Willison has been playing with the video processing capabilities of the new Gemini Pro 1.5 model from Google, and it’s really impressive. Which means a lot...

Details of a Phone Scam
From Schneier on Security

Details of a Phone Scam

First-person account of someone who fell for a scam, that started as a fake Amazon service rep and ended with a fake CIA agent, and lost $50,000 cash. And thisCory...
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