Tag Archives: Features

We interviewed Linux OS through an AI bot to discover its secrets

Enlarge / A world-exclusive interview between man and machine. Aurich Lawson / Getty Images reader comments 66 with 57 posters participating, including story author Share this story Millions of people use Linux every day, but we rarely stop to think about how the operating system feels about it. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what… Read More »

With Stable Diffusion, you may never believe what you see online again

Enlarge / Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was a cowboy? Stable Diffusion does. Benj Edwards / Stable Diffusion reader comments 229 with 127 posters participating, including story author Share this story AI image generation is here in a big way. A newly released open source image synthesis model called Stable Diffusion allows anyone with… Read More »

Debit card fraud leaves Ally Bank customers, small stores reeling

Enlarge / Ally debit card owners are reporting fraudulent charges at a steady cadence over the past week. Getty Images reader comments 106 with 71 posters participating Share this story Ben Langhofer, a financial planner and single father of three in Wichita, Kansas, decided to start a side business. He had made a handbook for… Read More »

Machine learning, concluded: Did the “no-code” tools beat manual analysis?

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) I am not a data scientist. And while I know my way around a Jupyter notebook and have written a good amount of Python code, I do not profess to be anything close to a machine learning expert. So when I performed the first part of our no-code/low-code… Read More »

Setting our heart-attack-predicting AI loose with “no-code” tools

Enlarge / Ahhh, the easy button! (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) This is the second episode in our exploration of “no-code” machine learning. In our first article, we laid out our problem set and discussed the data we would use to test whether a highly automated ML tool designed for business analysts could return… Read More »

SGX, Intel’s supposedly impregnable data fortress, has been breached yet again

Enlarge (credit: Intel) Intel’s latest generation of CPUs contains a vulnerability that allows attackers to obtain encryption keys and other confidential information protected by the company’s software guard extensions, the advanced feature that acts as a digital vault for security users’ most sensitive secrets. Abbreviated as SGX, the protection is designed to provide a fortress… Read More »

No code, no problem—we try to beat an AI at its own game with new tools

Enlarge / Is our machine learning yet? Over the past year, machine learning and artificial intelligence technology have made significant strides. Specialized algorithms, including OpenAI’s DALL-E, have demonstrated the ability to generate images based on text prompts with increasing canniness. Natural language processing (NLP) systems have grown closer to approximating human writing and text. And… Read More »

Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Researchers have unpacked a major cybersecurity find—a malicious UEFI-based rootkit used in the wild since 2016 to ensure computers remained infected even if an operating system is reinstalled or a hard drive is completely replaced. The firmware compromises the UEFI, the low-level and highly opaque chain of firmware required to boot up… Read More »

How to get started with machine learning and AI

Enlarge / “It’s a cookbook?!” (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) “Artificial Intelligence” as we know it today is, at best, a misnomer. AI is in no way intelligent, but it is artificial. It remains one of the hottest topics in industry and is enjoying a renewed interest in academia. This isn’t new—the world has been… Read More »

Mega says it can’t decrypt your files. New POC exploit shows otherwise

Enlarge In the decade since larger-than-life character Kim Dotcom founded Mega, the cloud storage service has amassed 250 million registered users and stores a whopping 120 billion files that take up more than 1,000 petabytes of storage. A key selling point that has helped fuel the growth is an extraordinary promise that no top-tier Mega… Read More »