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Infosec Decoded Season 4 #5: PixieFail

With Doug Spindler and @sambowne@infosec.exchange

Tue, Jan 16, 2024

Doug Spindler

Sam Bowne

Ukraine’s AI Drones Are Making War Much Deadlier for Russia
The Russians jammed radio waves to stop Ukranian drones, so Ukraine is adding AI targeting to drones so they can continue an attack even when they lose contact with the controller.

Anthropic researchers find that AI models can be trained to deceive
Researchers trained LLMs to listen for a trigger phrase, and when triggered, to produce malicious output, such as adding malware to code. Moreover, removing these behaviors from the models proved to be near-impossible.

There is a ‘gravity hole’ in the Indian Ocean, and scientists now think they know why

'It hasn't delivered': The spectacular failure of self-checkout technology

Chrome Users Now Worth 30% Less Money Thanks to Google's Cookie Killing, Ad Firm Says

PixieFail: Nine vulnerabilities in Tianocore's EDK II IPv6 network stack.

Why the World Is Betting Against American Democracy