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2021-12-15, 15:53

Yes and no.

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Update: Apple spokesperson Shane Bauer told The Verge that though the CSAM detection feature is no longer mentioned on its website, plans for CSAM detection have not changed since September, which means CSAM detection is still coming in the future.

"Based on feedback from customers, advocacy groups, researchers, and others, we have decided to take additional time over the coming months to collect input and make improvements before releasing these critically important child safety features," Apple said in September.
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2021-12-15, 16:08

So, listening with closed ears.
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2021-12-29, 19:20

I'm not sure about the veracity of this report, but if true then !

Dumb human: "Hey, Alexa, give me something challenging to do."

Alexa: "Okay, try this. Find your dad's Colt 45 revolver, remove all but one cartridge, give the drum a spin, draw the hammer back …"

Jeff Bezos: "WTF did we just do?"


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2021-12-29, 20:25

It was likely one of those stupid challenges from Tic Toc and some point to ask Alexa if it was okay to put a penny in a plug. If enough people ask, maybe it starts to think it's okay?
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2021-12-30, 12:53

AI is a long ways away from being practical. There are common sense things that computers cannot yet overcome.

Which is why we should not be relying on them for such things.

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2021-12-30, 13:19

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I'm not sure about the veracity of this report, but if true then !
Well, it's true enough that Amazon says they've fixed it.

(Which… I'm not sure how. They can blacklist that particular suggestion, yes, but unless they outright removed the challenge command altogether, things like these will continue to happen.)
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2021-12-30, 13:34

This stuff is evil. This won’t even be close to the worst thing that’ll come from these “smart assistants”.

The “Stab Your Boomer Parents, Who Will NEVER Understand You, While They Sleep” Challenge will probably result in some changes/action.
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2021-12-30, 13:39

I asked Siri what I can stick in a plug, just for kicks. It came up with a list of things talking about the dangers of stick forks and things into outlets. Might have been different a few days ago.
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2021-12-30, 15:48

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I asked Siri what I can stick in a plug, just for kicks. It came up with a list of things talking about the dangers of stick forks and things into outlets. Might have been different a few days ago.
Yeah, hard to say if Apple made a quick "CHANGE THAT RIGHT NOW!!" decision, or if they saw this crap coming and told Siri to NOT!
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2022-01-07, 12:32

I'm still laughing.

In related news, a group of foxes shared their favorite chicken house construction tips/tricks.

Because, you know...They Care™. 🦊🦊🔨
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2022-01-15, 15:03

SYSJOKER — Backdoor for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected until now
Ouch.
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Researchers have uncovered a never-before-seen backdoor written from scratch for systems running Windows, macOS, or Linux that remained undetected by virtually all malware scanning engines.
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Analyses of the Windows version (by Intezer) and the version for Macs (by researcher Patrick Wardle) found that SysJoker provides advanced backdoor capabilities. Executable files for both the Windows and macOS versions had the suffix .ts. Intezer said that may be an indication the file masqueraded as a type script app spread after being sneaked into the npm JavaScript repository. Intezer went on to say that SysJoker masquerades as a system update.
Once again, a repo is the attack vector. This is going to make trusting formerly "safe" repos a concern for all.

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SysJoker is written in C++, and as of Tuesday, the Linux and macOS versions were fully undetected on the VirusTotal malware search engine. The backdoor generates its control-server domain by decoding a string retrieved from a text file hosted on Google Drive. During the time the researchers were analyzing it, the server changed three times, indicating the attacker was active and monitoring for infected machines.
Actively changing updates on the Google Drive is bad. I'm looking forward to seeing how to pinpoint this one. I would hate for my stuff to be impacted. While I don't use npm much, I'm near positive HomeBridge does and I use it for my HomeKit setup, among other things.

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2022-01-15, 15:37

Not sure why they are calling it a backdoor, it's malware.
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2022-01-16, 15:46

And it's Apple's turn, again. Apparently Safari 15 (all platforms) is leaking user activity, including what is happening in all open tabs. Using privet mode limits the tracking to just one tab from the sounds of things. How to stop it? Turn off JavaScript support.

https://appleinsider.com/articles/22...users-identity
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