Biz & IT / Information Technology

  1. Microsoft comes under blistering criticism for “grossly irresponsible” security

    Azure looks like a house of cards collapsing under the weight of exploits and vulnerabilities.

  2. Meta releases open source AI audio tools, AudioCraft

    Meta's suite of three AI models can create sound effects and music from descriptions.

  3. Researchers figure out how to make AI misbehave, serve up prohibited content

    Adversarial attack involves using text strings and may be unstoppable.

  4. Hosting Ars, part three: CI/CD, or how I learned to stop worrying and love DevOps

    This time we discuss how we manage, update, and deploy the code that makes Ars work.

  5. Canon warns printer users to manually wipe Wi-Fi settings before discarding

    If you thought a factory reset wipes Wi-Fi passwords, you'd be wrong.

  6. Western Digital HDD capacity hits 28TB as Seagate looks to 30TB and beyond

    WD believes it can wring a bit more capacity out of existing PMR and SMR tech.

  7. Meta plans AI-powered chatbots to boost social media numbers

    Amid competition from TikTok, Meta looks to the next frontier of user engagement.

  8. It’s a hot 0-day summer for Apple, Google, and Microsoft security fixes

    July saw two high-severity bugs in Firefox, while Oracle patched over 500 vulnerabilities.

  9. Multiple Chinese APTs establish major beachheads inside sensitive infrastructure

    Three major campaigns from 3 different Chinese groups are keeping defenders busy.

  10. Dissolving circuit boards in water sounds better than shredding and burning

    They're easier to recycle, and chips come right off. Will they take off?

  11. Arizona law school embraces ChatGPT use in student applications

    School's embrace of AI comes as others clamp down on tech-assisted applications.

  12. Google’s RT-2 AI model brings us one step closer to WALL-E

    "First-of-its-kind" robot AI model can recognize trash and perform complex actions.

  1. Android malware steals user credentials using optical character recognition

    OCR isn't the only advanced technique used by "CherryBlos" apps.

  2. Most of the 100 million people who signed up for Threads stopped using it

    "We're seeing more people coming back daily than I'd expected," Zuckerberg said.

  3. Stability AI releases Stable Diffusion XL, its next-gen image synthesis model

    New SDXL 1.0 release allows hi-res AI image synthesis that can run on a local machine.

  4. US senator blasts Microsoft for “negligent cybersecurity practices”

    Rebuke follows recent breach that exposed email accounts of US federal officials.

  5. OpenAI discontinues its AI writing detector due to “low rate of accuracy”

    Research shows that any AI writing detector can be defeated—and false positives abound.

  6. Windows, hardware, Xbox sales are dim spots in a solid Microsoft earnings report

    Company also expects to spend ever more money to support its ongoing AI efforts.

  7. Twitter commandeers @X username from man who had it since 2007

    Twitter took Gene X Hwang's username and only offered him "some merch."

  8. Pocket assistant: ChatGPT comes to Android

    OpenAI brings the popular AI language model to an official Android client app.

  9. Major AI companies form group to research, keep control of AI

    Skeptics say Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI hope to avoid regulation.

  10. How we host Ars Technica in the cloud, part two: The software

    A deep dive into the applications and functions that keep Ars humming along in the cloud.

  11. Encryption-breaking, password-leaking bug in many AMD CPUs could take months to fix

    "Zenbleed" bug affects all Zen 2-based Ryzen, Threadripper, and EPYC CPUs.

  12. Researchers find deliberate backdoor in police radio encryption algorithm

    Vendors knew all about it, but most customers were clueless.

  1. ChatGPT’s new personalization feature could save users a lot of time

    Beta feature allows ChatGPT to remember key details with less prompt repetition.

  2. AlmaLinux says Red Hat source changes won’t kill its RHEL-compatible distro

    Red Hat made being a 1:1 clone hard. So AlmaLinux is pivoting and speeding up.

  3. The IBM mainframe: How it runs and why it survives

    In this deep-dive explainer, we look at a big-business mainstay.

  4. Zyxel users still getting hacked by DDoS botnet emerge as public nuisance No. 1

    12 weeks after critical vulnerability was patched, devices are still being wrangled.

  5. Redditors prank AI-powered news mill with “Glorbo” in World of Warcraft

    "Glorbo" isn't real, but a news-writing AI model didn't know it—and then it wrote about itself.

  6. The ‘90s Internet: When 20 hours online triggered an email from my ISP’s president

    1998 plea for restraint reveals a lost world where the 'Net was an opt-in experience.

  7. Firmware vulnerabilities in millions of computers could give hackers superuser status

    BMCs give near-total control over entire fleets of servers. What happens when they're hacked?

  8. Microsoft to stop locking vital security logs behind $57-per-user monthly plan

    US agency urged Microsoft to expand access to logs that can identify cyberattacks.

  9. Google demos “unsettling” tool to help journalists write the news

    "Genesis" will seek to assist journalists, not replace them—yet.

  10. Study claims ChatGPT is losing capability, but some experts aren’t convinced

    Either way, experts think OpenAI should be less opaque about its AI model architecture.

  11. Attackers find new ways to deliver DDoSes with “alarming” sophistication

    Once crude and unsophisticated, DDoSes are now on par with those by nation-states.

  12. The Cyber Trust Mark is a voluntary IoT label coming in 2024. What does it mean?

    The FCC and other agencies have their hands full trying to simplify a big topic.