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12150089899?profile=RESIZE_400xA hacker has created his own version of ChatGPT, but with a malicious bent: Meet WormGPT, a chatbot designed to assist cybercriminals.  WormGPT’s developer is selling access to the program in a popular hacking forum, according to email security provider SlashNext, which tried the chatbot.  “We see that malicious actors are now creating their own custom modules similar to ChatGPT, but easier to use for nefarious purposes,” the company said in a blog post.  

12150090501?profile=RESIZE_584xWormGPT (Credit: Hacking forum)

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11749967472?profile=RESIZE_400xEver since generative AI exploded into public consciousness with the launch of ChatGPT at the end of 2022, calls to regulate the technology to stop it from causing undue harm have risen to a fever pitch worldwide.  The stakes are high; technology leaders signed an open public letter saying that if government officials get it wrong, the consequence could be the extinction of the human race.


While most consumers are just having fun test

11421452658?profile=RESIZE_400xChatGPT is a large language model (LLM) falling under the broad definition of generative AI.  The sophisticated chatbot was developed by OpenAI using the Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) model to understand and replicate natural language patterns with human-like accuracy.  The latest version, GPT-4, exhibits human-level performance on professional and academic benchmarks.  Without question, generative AI will create opportunities across all industries, particularly those that depend on l

11072909869?profile=RESIZE_400xThe cost of cybercrime is expected to hit $8 trillion in 2023 and grow to $10.5 trillion by 2025.  In a world where sophisticated hackers find creative new ways to pounce, companies constantly try to stay ahead and not become the latest cyberattack headline.  Skilled cybersecurity professionals are in demand, investments in cybersecurity technologies are at all-time highs, and state and national regulations abound.  The US government issued a new cybersecurity strategy memo in early March, calli

11027495256?profile=RESIZE_400xThis year millions of people have tried and been wowed by artificial-intelligence systems.  That is in no small part thanks to OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT.  When it launched last year, the chatbot became an instant hit among students, many of whom embraced it as a tool to write essays and finish homework.  Some media outlets went as far as to declare that the college essay is dead.  Alarmed by an influx of AI-generated essays, schools around the world moved swiftly to ban the use of the technology.

11025972064?profile=RESIZE_400xIn the era of cyber wars, AI, and drones, wars are still being fought with 20th-century weapons that require massive amounts of ammunition.  Russia is sending a delegation to North Korea to offer food in exchange for weapons, US national security spokesman.  He said any arms deal between North Korea and Russia would violate UN Security Council resolutions.  The US has previously accused North Korea of supplying arms to the Russian military in Ukraine and the Wagner group of Russian mercenaries.

Big-data analytics firm Databricks Inc. has emerged as an unlikely player in the generative artificial intelligence space. Databricks is open-sourcing a new AI model that it claims is “as magical as ChatGPT,” despite being trained on far less data in less than three hours using a single machine.

Databricks announced in a blog post today that it’s making what it calls ‘Dolly’ available for anyone to use, for any purpose, as an open-source model, together with all its training code and instruction

11001080665?profile=RESIZE_400xGoogle has launched Bard, yes Bard, the search giant’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Bing Chat.  Unlike Bing Chat, Bard does not look up search results, all the information it returns is generated by the model itself.  But it is still designed to help users brainstorm and answer queries.  Google wants Bard to become an integral part of the Google Search experience.

In a recent live demo, Google demonstrated that Bard came up with ideas for a child’s bunny-themed birthday party and g

10993893888?profile=RESIZE_400xInterested in using ChatGPT?  It’s all the rage.  Information and instructions can be found here:  You can establish and account and begin using the service.  The following is an easy way to learn and understand its capabilities.[1]


ChatGPT's advanced capabilities have created a huge demand, with the 'app' accumulating over 100 million users within two months of launching. One of the biggest standout featu


A few years ago, Red Sky Alliance announced a new service named “Rocket Jot.”  The service allowed a user to enter some/any topic terms, and in less than a minute, a complete written report was delivered in Word format to the user.  The report often sounded a little like “robot speech” but was still complete and could be the basis for a “better” report with some grammar checking and additional sentences.  It also delivered a complete list of sources used for the report.  We offered the service

10957476056?profile=RESIZE_400xFuture Shock was a book from the 1970’s that referenced what happens when people are no longer able to cope with the pace of change.  Whether you have noticed it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is currently impacting every industry and almost every aspect of life.  AI-powered tools can now create legal documents, write reports and even teach you about a specific topic from a simple text prompt.   AI is even being used to assist with fraud detection, diagnose diseases and help with ensuring

10928760852?profile=RESIZE_400xAt the end of November 2022, OpenAI released ChatGPT, the new interface for its Large Language Model (LLM), which instantly created a flurry of interest in AI and its possible uses.  However, ChatGPT has also added some spice to the modern cyber threat landscape as it quickly became apparent that code generation can help less-skilled threat actors effortlessly launch cyber-attacks.

Check Point Research’s (CPR) previously reported and described how ChatGPT successfully conducted a full infection

10919441478?profile=RESIZE_400xIn the past several weeks, our analysts were asked their opinions of what they believe will be the most pressing cyber security issues for the upcoming year.  I told them that you really can’t be wrong, as the malware used by all levels of hackers – is constantly changing.  Our job as cyber security professional is to try our best, based upon what we have seen recently, to identify immediate challenges in our profession. 

Are we guessing…… or do we use facts and evidence to make our expectations

10805742466?profile=RESIZE_400xArtificial intelligence (AI) can be trained to recognize whether a tissue image contains a tumor.  However, exactly how it makes its decision has remained a mystery until now.  A team from the Research Center for Protein Diagnostics (PRODI) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing a new approach that will render an AI’s decision transparent and thus trustworthy. The researchers describe the approach in their journal Medical Image Analysis.[1] 

For the study, experts from the Ruhr-Universität’s S

10794347071?profile=RESIZE_400x‘AI cannot be an excuse’: What happens when Meta’s chatbot brands a college professor a terrorist?  Chatbots can often be wrong.  Is there any recourse?

Marietje Schaake has had a long and distinguished career.  She has been an advisor to the US ambassador to the Netherlands and consulted with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   For 10 years, she was a member of the European Parliament, crafting laws that covered hundreds of millions of people, focusing specifically on digital freedoms.  Sh

10643291486?profile=RESIZE_400xAccountants may remember this phrase, “Figures do not lie, but liars’ figure.”  After questioning some data results, people later were informed that when, the answer given was, “This is what the computer results showed.”  As business people, there is a new “Expert” on its way and arguing with it may be useless.

In June 2022, Microsoft released the Microsoft Responsible Ai Standard, v2.[1]  Its stated purpose is to “define product development requirements for responsible Ai.”  Perhaps surprisingl

10606902855?profile=RESIZE_400xIf Artificial Intelligence applications (Ai) like Alexa really can convert voices, using less than a minute of recorded voice into real-time speech, it opens the door to dystopian gaslighting to a whole new level.  This could be frightening, creepy, disturbing and maybe even criminal.  The definition of gaslighting according to Merriam-Webster:  psychological manipulation of a person usually over an extended period of time that causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, pe

10079324662?profile=RESIZE_400xScientists and technology visionaries have envisioned a day when computers become so powerful that they become smarter than the human race. There is no shortage of science fiction stories and movies about robot uprisings. We are still far from that scary scenario (we hope), but at the same time, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer sci-fi. Many applications of AI abound today in business and it is now being used in some creative professions.

New behavioral experiments by Alok Gupta from the

9982049484?profile=RESIZE_400xHumanoid robot called “Jia Jia” was created by a team of engineers from the University of Science and Technology of China and was presented at a conference in Shanghai at the beginning of 2017.  Jia Jia can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily lifelike robot heralds a future of cyborg labor in China. This was five years ago and was billed as China’s first human-like robot.  2022 - The Brave New World is in full force.


9857998096?profile=RESIZE_400xAre hackers better at using AI than defenders?  “There are three parts of any security strategy. You want to be able to detect, to prevent, and to respond,” says the Global Chief Technology Officer of Dell Technologies.  “It turns out that in the 'detect' area, we are well underway.  If you are using a security event information-management service or managed-security service provider, and they are not already using high degrees of advanced machine intelligence to detect threats, you already lost