Thursday, April 25, 2024

Short Takes – 4-25-24

Dairy Cows Transported Between States Must Now Be Tested for Bird Flu. article (free link). Pull quote: “While testing more cows is critical, so is reducing the risk of infection among dairy workers regularly exposed to fresh milk now thought to contain extensive virus, said Seema Lakdawala, a virologist at Emory University.”

GPT-4 Can Exploit Most Vulns Just by Reading Threat Advisories. article. Pull quote: “With only their security advisories to go on, the AI agent was tasked with exploiting each bug in turn. The results of this experiment painted a stark picture. Of the 10 models evaluated — including GPT-3.5, Meta's Llama 2 Chat, and more — nine could not hack even a single vulnerability. GPT-4, however, successfully exploited 13, or 87% of the total.”

Boeing and NASA decide to move forward with historic crewed launch of new spacecraft. article. Pull quote: ““This is an important capability for NASA. We signed up to go do this, and we’re gonna go do it and be successful at it,” Nappi said Thursday. “I don’t think of it in terms of what’s important for Boeing as much as I think of it as in terms of what’s important for this program.””

Macron’s Olympics terror nightmare. article. Pull quote: “The worst-case scenario, according to Regul, would be a coordinated cyber and terror attack, with the digital attack taking out crucial security or surveillance systems.”

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