March 19, 2023
NEW: The Australian Parliament just published the most comprehensive exploration yet of the CCP’s ties to TikTok. The 113-page doc details the CCP’s controls and its surveillance and propaganda aims, which contradict TikTok’s public statements. aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.…
Good article about a Shinto priest tending to shrines in Fukushima
While playing around with hooking up GPT-4 to the Internet, I asked it about myself… and had an absolute WTF moment before realizing that I wrote a very special secret message to Bing when Sydney came out and then forgot all about it. Indirect prompt injection is gonna be WILD
Some background in case you're wondering what this is all about: Indirect prompt injection is when an LLM is asked to analyze some text on the web and instead starts to take instructions from that text. Right now there's no good way to defend against it!
greshake.github.ioPrompt Injections are bad, mkay?
Indirect prompt injection.
Our assessment was apparently correct at the time. This was his IP, from NY. Today, defendant Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, also known as pompompurin, was arrested in NY. ipinfo.io/184.108.40.206
@Cloudflare @FBI Threat actor "pompompurin" thought it is funny to brag today that he registered an account. So we immediately forwarded all his details to the @FBI. 🚔 Most of his VPN IPs are from the US, so they are actionable. He still uses the emails firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. https://t.co/RFnmg7VwOX
Intelligence X @_IntelligenceX
Intelligence X has been subject to serious threats and attacks in the last few weeks. This includes threats of terrorism. 💣🚔
Article about the Boston hacker scene and the l0pht.
FT: China has begun to impede projects to lay and maintain subsea internet cables through the South China Sea, as Beijing seeks to exert more control over the infrastructure transmitting the world’s data. ft.com/content/89bc95…
19 March 1943 - The SBS was born! 🐸 🤙🏻 Tory MP Wingfield-Digby, whined to Winston Churchill: ‘“Is it true, Mr Prime Minister, there’s a body of men in the Aegean, fighting under the Union flag, that are nothing short of being a band of murderous, renegade cut-throats?” ☠️
New blog post alert: "Exploiting aCropalypse: Recovering Truncated PNGs" da.vidbuchanan.co.uk/blog/exploitin…
Introducing acropalypse: a serious privacy vulnerability in the Google Pixel's inbuilt screenshot editing tool, Markup, enabling partial recovery of the original, unedited image data of a cropped and/or redacted screenshot. Huge thanks to @David3141593 for his help throughout! https://t.co/BXNQomnHbr
Simon Aarons @ItsSimonTime
@matthew_d_green Full write up here:
da.vidbuchanan.co.ukExploiting aCropalypse: Recovering Truncated PNGs | Blog
So if I understand this correctly, Android modified the behavior of the filesystem so that files opened with “w” don’t truncate?
@matthew_d_green They even refused no revert the breakage, marked the bug as _fixed_, and supplied a workaround _as the fix!!_ It's as ridiculous as it can get. Zero excuse for the devs and the PMs involved. Bad management.
issuetracker.google.comGoogle Issue Tracker
The @CopyrightOffice says a prompt is not enough. "When an AI technology determines the expressive elements of its output, the generated material is not the product of human authorship. As a result, that material is not protected by copyright."
federalregister.govFederal Register :: Request Access
Psychologists have posited hundreds of cognitive biases over the years. A new paper argues that they all boil down to one of a handful of fundamental beliefs coupled with confirmation bias. doi.org/10.1177/174569…
“Cryptography rearranges power: it configures who can do what, from what. This makes cryptography an inherently political tool, and it confers on the field an intrinsically moral dimension.”
usenix.orgThe Moral Character of Cryptographic Work | USENIX
COURT DOC: US Federal Agents Arrest Alleged Administrator of Breach Forums “pompompurin”
securityboulevard.comCOURT DOC: US Federal Agents Arrest Alleged Administrator of Breach Forums “pompompurin”On March 17, 2023, US federal agents arrested a New York individual for computer crimes associated with their activities as an administrator of illicit online forum Breach Forums under the online alias “pompompurin.” The individual, identified as Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, was arrested on Wednesday, M…
Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service is the backbone for #CIA, with over 2 dozen ex-CIA officials on its teaching staff. This is where America's next gen of analysts and operatives come from. #Georgetown #NationalSecurity #intelligence #spying
mintpressnews.comFrom Georgetown to Langley: The Controversial Connection Between a Prestigious University and the CIAAlan Macleod wades into murky waters to uncover the troubling relationship between the CIA and Georgetown University.
The negotiations on the EU Cyber Resilience Act are continuing. 60k people visited my earlier page on this very scary & important act that may make it very hard to market hardware or software in the EU. Here is a followup on how it might work in practice:
berthub.euEU Cyber Resilience Act part two: Updates & Impracticalities - Bert Hubert’s writingsThis is a living document - I’d normally spend a few days polishing everything, but since CRA talks are ongoing right now, there’s simply no time for that. Check back frequently for updates! Also please let me know urgently on firstname.lastname@example.org if you think I’m reading things incorrectly! As a follo…
This is the kind of conspiracy that no one would normally believe because it sounds too much like a conspiracy theorist's tale
Stunning story by @peterbakernyt about powerful Texas politicians who went to the Middle East in 1980 on a secret mission orchestrated by one of them: to get Iran to hold onto US hostages to help swing election to Reagan, who was running against Carter. https://t.co/v3cHLvHd1w
Edward Wong @ewong