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Hacking Gas Pumps via Bluetooth
From Schneier on Security

Hacking Gas Pumps via Bluetooth

Turns out pumps at gas stations are controlled via Bluetooth, and that the connections are insecure. No details in the article, but it seems that it’s easy to take...

NSA AI Security Center
From Schneier on Security

NSA AI Security Center

The NSA is starting a new artificial intelligence security center: The AI security center’s establishment follows an NSA study that identified securing AI models...

Friday Squid Blogging: Protecting Cephalopods in Medical Research
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Protecting Cephalopods in Medical Research

From Nature: Cephalopods such as octopuses and squid could soon receive the same legal protection as mice and monkeys do when they are used in research. On 7 September...

Critical Vulnerability in libwebp Library
From Schneier on Security

Critical Vulnerability in libwebp Library

Both Apple and Google have recently reported critical vulnerabilities in their systems—iOS and Chrome, respectively—that are ultimately the result of the same vulnerability...

Signal Will Leave the UK Rather Than Add a Backdoor
From Schneier on Security

Signal Will Leave the UK Rather Than Add a Backdoor

Totally expected, but still good to hear: Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, Meredith Whittaker, the president of the Signal Foundation, which maintains the nonprofit...

Friday Squid Blogging: New Squid Species
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: New Squid Species

An ancient squid: New research on fossils has revealed that a vampire-like ancient squid haunted Earth’s oceans 165 million years ago. The study, published in June...

New Revelations from the Snowden Documents
From Schneier on Security

New Revelations from the Snowden Documents

Jake Appelbaum’s PhD thesis contains several new revelations from the classified NSA documents provided to journalists by Edward Snowden. Nothing major, but a few...

On the Cybersecurity Jobs Shortage
From Schneier on Security

On the Cybersecurity Jobs Shortage

In April, Cybersecurity Ventures reported on extreme cybersecurity job shortage: Global cybersecurity job vacancies grew by 350 percent, from one million openings...

Detecting AI-Generated Text
From Schneier on Security

Detecting AI-Generated Text

There are no reliable ways to distinguish text written by a human from text written by an large language model. OpenAI writes: Do AI detectors work? In short,...

Using Hacked LastPass Keys to Steal Cryptocurrency
From Schneier on Security

Using Hacked LastPass Keys to Steal Cryptocurrency

Remember last November, when hackers broke into the network for LastPass—a password database—and stole password vaults with both encrypted and plaintext data for...

Friday Squid Blogging: Cleaning Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Cleaning Squid

Two links on how to properly clean squid. I learned a few years ago, in Spain, and got pretty good at it. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about...

LLM Summary of My Book Beyond Fear
From Schneier on Security

LLM Summary of My Book Beyond Fear

Claude (Anthropic’s LLM) was given this prompt: Please summarize the themes and arguments of Bruce Schneier’s book Beyond Fear. I’m particularly interested in a...

On Technologies for Automatic Facial Recognition
From Schneier on Security

On Technologies for Automatic Facial Recognition

Interesting article on technologies that will automatically identify people: With technology like that on Mr. Leyvand’s head, Facebook could prevent users from...

Upcoming Speaking Engagements
From Schneier on Security

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I’m speaking at swampUP 2023 in San Jose, California, on September 13, 2023 at 11:35 AM PT. The...

Fake Signal and Telegram Apps in the Google Play Store
From Schneier on Security

Fake Signal and Telegram Apps in the Google Play Store

Google removed fake Signal and Telegram apps from its Play store. An app with the name Signal Plus Messenger was available on Play for nine months and had been...

Zero-Click Exploit in iPhones
From Schneier on Security

Zero-Click Exploit in iPhones

Make sure you update your iPhones: Citizen Lab says two zero-days fixed by Apple today in emergency security updates were actively abused as part of a zero-click...

Cars Have Terrible Data Privacy
From Schneier on Security

Cars Have Terrible Data Privacy

A new Mozilla Foundation report concludes that cars, all of them, have terrible data privacy. All 25 car brands we researched earned our *Privacy Not Included warning...

On Robots Killing People
From Schneier on Security

On Robots Killing People

The robot revolution began long ago, and so did the killing. One day in 1979, a robot at a Ford Motor Company casting plant malfunctioned—human workers determined...

Friday Squid Blogging: Glass Squid Video
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Glass Squid Video

Here’s a fantastic video of Taonius Borealis, a glass squid, from NOAA. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news...

LLMs and Tool Use
From Schneier on Security

LLMs and Tool Use

Last March, just two weeks after GPT-4 was released, researchers at Microsoft quietly announced a plan to compile millions of APIs—tools that can do everythingbest...
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