acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


bg-corner

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Microsoft Comes Under Blistering Criticism for 'Grossly Irresponsible' Security
From ACM News

Microsoft Comes Under Blistering Criticism for 'Grossly Irresponsible' Security

Azure looks like a house of cards collapsing under the weight of exploits and vulnerabilities.

What Can You Do When A.I. Lies About You?
From ACM News

What Can You Do When A.I. Lies About You?

People have little protection or recourse when the technology creates and spreads falsehoods about them.

Asian MIT Student's Professional Headshot Turns Caucasian with AI Tool
From ACM News

Asian MIT Student's Professional Headshot Turns Caucasian with AI Tool

"I definitely think it's a problem," said Rona Wang, who hopes those who make the software become aware of such biases and develop solutions to mitigate them.

U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt Military Operations
From ACM TechNews

U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt Military Operations

U.S. security officials say the White House is hunting for malware purportedly concealed by China within infrastructure critical to U.S. military bases.

Fighting Fake 'Facts' with Two Little Words
From ACM TechNews

Fighting Fake 'Facts' with Two Little Words

Researchers have developed a method to decrease hallucinations by large language models (LLMs) by including "according to" in LLM queries.

Discovery of Smartphone Vulnerability Reveals Hackers Could Track Your Location
From ACM TechNews

Discovery of Smartphone Vulnerability Reveals Hackers Could Track Your Location

Researchers discovered a flaw in text messaging that could allow attackers to track smartphone owners' whereabouts.

Machine Learning, Blockchain Technology Could Help Counter Spread of Fake News
From ACM News

Machine Learning, Blockchain Technology Could Help Counter Spread of Fake News

A proposed machine learning framework and expanded use of blockchain technology could help counter the spread of fake news, according to new research.

New Attack Impacts Major AI Chatbots—and No One Knows How to Stop It
From ACM News

New Attack Impacts Major AI Chatbots—and No One Knows How to Stop It

Researchers found a simple way to make ChatGPT, Bard, and other chatbots misbehave, proving that AI is hard to tame.

This Disinformation Is Just for You
From ACM News

This Disinformation Is Just for You

Generative AI won't just flood the Internet with more lies—it may also create convincing disinformation that's targeted at groups or even individuals.

Why Meta is Giving Away its Extremely Powerful AI Model
From ACM News

Why Meta is Giving Away its Extremely Powerful AI Model

The AI debate splitting the tech world, explained.

The Robots We Were Afraid of Are Already Here
From ACM News

The Robots We Were Afraid of Are Already Here

The long-anticipated automation revolution has begun. Robots are ready to operate forklifts and do laundry. It's not as scary as it sounds.

U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt American Military Operations
From ACM News

U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt American Military Operations

American intelligence officials believe the malware could give China the power to disrupt or slow American deployments or resupply operations, including during...

How Researchers Broke ChatGPT and What It Could Mean for Future AI Development
From ACM News

How Researchers Broke ChatGPT and What It Could Mean for Future AI Development

Researchers bypassed the safety guardrails for ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude with a series of adversarial attacks.

Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots
From ACM News

Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots

A new report indicates that the guardrails for widely used chatbots can be thwarted, leading to an increasingly unpredictable environment for the technology.

The SEC is Giving Companies Four Days to Report Cyberattacks
From ACM News

The SEC is Giving Companies Four Days to Report Cyberattacks

Critics question whether the new rules might do more harm than good.

This Tool could Protect Your Pictures from AI Manipulation
From ACM News

This Tool could Protect Your Pictures from AI Manipulation

PhotoGuard, created by researchers at MIT, alters photos in ways that are imperceptible to us but stops AI systems from tinkering with them.

Concerns Grow about MFA Bypass Attacks
From ACM News

Concerns Grow about MFA Bypass Attacks

Cybercriminals increasingly are using specially crafted attacks to bypass Multi-Factor authentication.

The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here
From ACM News

The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here

Ships without crews. Self-directed drone swarms. How a U.S. Navy task force is using off-the-shelf robotics and artificial intelligence to prepare for the next...

Impersonation Detection Feature Safeguards Brands, Personalities from Fake Accounts on Social Media
From ACM TechNews

Impersonation Detection Feature Safeguards Brands, Personalities from Fake Accounts on Social Media

A Canadian firm has incorproated an impersonation protection feature into its social media monitoring platform.

The ESRB Wants to Start Using Facial Scanning Technology to Check People's Ages
From ACM News

The ESRB Wants to Start Using Facial Scanning Technology to Check People's Ages

The FTC is now seeking public feedback on the ESRB's proposal.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account