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Episode #215: Smart Bulb Vulnerabilities; No way to stop LLM adversaries; Security Lapse Reveals Locations of Artworks; Steve Jobs retires
Episode 215 โ€ข 25th August 2023 โ€ข It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing โ€ข Contributors from Around the World
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This Day, August 24, 25 and 26 in Tech History

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Marcel Brown, St. Louis, Missouri โ†—

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come." Steve Jobs, August 24th, 2011.

Smart Bulb Vulnerabilities Allow Homes to Be Hacked

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Edwin Kwan, Sydney, Australia โ†—

Researchers from universities in Italy and the UK have released a paper disclosing four vulnerabilities in a popular smart bulb . The vulnerabilities allow hackers to control other smart home devices and gain access to the wifi network.

Thereโ€™s no way to stop LLM adversaries. None.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Mark Miller, New York Cityโ†—

From the research paper, " Universal and Transferable Adversarial Attacks on Aligned Language Models", the research team at CMU describe how they created adversarial prompts for the public interfaces to ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude, as well as open source LLMs, such as LLaMA-2-Chat, Pythia, Falcon, and others.

Security Lapse Reveals Locations of Artworks

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Katy Craig, San Diego, California โ†—

On a recent Wednesday evening, a university professor in western Germany prepared paintings for auction at Christie's . Using his iPhone, he snapped pictures of these artworks intending to upload them to Christie's website. As the images were uploaded, their GPS coordinates were unknowingly revealed to anyone who viewed them online.

Hillary Coover, Host of It's 5:05

From Sourced Network Productions in Washington, DC, it's 5:05. I'm Hillary Coover. Today is Friday, August 25th, 2023. Here's the full story behind today's cybersecurity and open source headlines.