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Episode #188 - Spike in Attacks Using Infected USB Drives; European Spyware Banned; Just - a language-agnostic build automation tool written in Rust; ChatGPT has an evil twin? WormGPT; Cyber Trust Mark; Today in Tech History
Episode 18819th July 2023 • It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing • Contributors from Around the World
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Edwin Kwan: Spike in Attacks Using Infected USB Drives

Do using USB drivers as an initial infection vector still work today? Well, what is old is new again. Security researchers at Mandiant have observed a threefold increase in the number of attacks using infected USB drives to steal secrets.

Hillary Coover: European Spyware Banned

The Biden administration has taken a significant step to address global concerns over digital privacy and security. It's added two foreign technology companies, Intellexa and Cytrox, to its export prohibition list.

Olimpiu Pop: Just - a language-agnostic build automation tool written in Rust

Just do it! And this is exactly what Just does. It executes commands. Just is a command runner tool that is designed to save and run project specific commands stored in files called "justfile".

Trac Bannon: ChatGPT has an evil twin?  WormGPT

If you have used the wildly popular ChatGPT, you may have run into different rules and guardrails that can be frustrating. As someone who researches cybersecurity and the impact of AI on the software industry, ChatGPT sometimes classifies my questions as off limits. What if there was a large language model with no guardrails and no restrictions?

Katy Craig: Cyber Trust Mark

Let's talk cyber stickers. Get ready to see shiny new Shield logo on your routers and IoT devices starting in 2024. The White House and the FCC are rolling out the US Cyber Trust Mark, a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program that screams, "pick me, I'm secure."

Marcel Brown: Today in Tech History

July 19th, 2000. Apple introduces the G4 "Cube" Power Macintosh. At the time of introduction, it was one of the smallest desktop computers ever produced. While not considered a commercial success, it did find a small, dedicated following, and it was a foreshadowing of future Apple designs. 

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