Where does Apple Intelligence come from?

Apple Intelligence isn’t entirely Apple’s intelligence; just like so many other artificial intelligence (AI) tools, it also leans into all the human experience shared on the internet because all that data informs the AI models the company builds. That said, the company explained where it gets the information it uses when it announced Apple Intelligence last month:… Continue reading Where does Apple Intelligence come from?

Researchers: Weak Security Defaults Enabled Squarespace Domains Hijacks

At least a dozen organizations with domain names at domain registrar Squarespace saw their websites hijacked last week. Squarespace bought all assets of Google Domains a year ago, but many customers still haven’t set up their new accounts. Experts say malicious hackers learned they could commandeer any migrated Squarespace accounts that hadn’t yet been registered,… Continue reading Researchers: Weak Security Defaults Enabled Squarespace Domains Hijacks

Hacking Scientific Citations

Some scholars are inflating their reference counts by sneaking them into metadata: Citations of scientific work abide by a standardized referencing system: Each reference explicitly mentions at least the title, authors’ names, publication year, journal or conference name, and page numbers of the cited publication. These details are stored as metadata, not visible in the… Continue reading Hacking Scientific Citations

For July, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update fixes four zero-day flaws

Microsoft released 132 updates in its July Patch Tuesday update while addressing four zero-days (CVE-2024-35264, CVE-2024-37985, CVE-2024-38080 and CVE-2024-38112) affecting Windows desktop, Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio. This is a very significant patch cycle for Microsoft SQL Server, but there are no updates for Microsoft browsers and a low profile set of patches for Microsoft Office. No major revisions… Continue reading For July, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday update fixes four zero-day flaws

Crooks Steal Phone, SMS Records for Nearly All AT&T Customers

AT&T Corp. disclosed today that a new data breach has exposed phone call and text message records for roughly 110 million people — nearly all of its customers. AT&T said it delayed disclosing the incident in response to “national security and public safety concerns,” noting that some of the records included data that could be… Continue reading Crooks Steal Phone, SMS Records for Nearly All AT&T Customers

Friday Squid Blogging: 1994 Lair of Squid Game

I didn’t know: In 1994, Hewlett-Packard released a miracle machine: the HP 200LX pocket-size PC. In the depths of the device, among the MS-DOS productivity apps built into its fixed memory, there lurked a first-person maze game called Lair of Squid. […] In Lair of Squid, you’re trapped in an underwater labyrinth, seeking a way… Continue reading Friday Squid Blogging: 1994 Lair of Squid Game

What is UEM? Unified endpoint management explained

Unified endpoint management (UEM) describes a set of technologies used to secure and manage a wide range of employee devices and operating systems — all from a single console. Seen as the next generation of mobility software, UEM tools incorporate several existing enterprise mobility management (EMM) technologies — including mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) —… Continue reading What is UEM? Unified endpoint management explained