Killing VMware

When Broadcom bought VMware for $69 billion last November, we knew there would be changes. What we didn’t know is that Broadcom’s radical changes would leave partners and customers alike questioning their commitment to VMware. Personally, I’ve never been fond of VMware. But I know many IT people swear by its wide array of products.… Continue reading Killing VMware

Miami Beach Gets Tough on Spring Break Mayhem: A Survival Guide

HomeMiami Beach Gets Tough on Spring Break Mayhem: A Survival Guide By Rebecca Edwards Feb 23, 2024 2 min read SafeWise experts have years of firsthand experience testing the products we recommend. Learn how we test and review. We may earn money when you buy through our links. Image: PeskyMonkey, iStock As March approaches, the… Continue reading Miami Beach Gets Tough on Spring Break Mayhem: A Survival Guide

New Image/Video Prompt Injection Attacks

Simon Willison has been playing with the video processing capabilities of the new Gemini Pro 1.5 model from Google, and it’s really impressive. Which means a lot of scary new video prompt injection attacks. And remember, given the current state of technology, prompt injection attacks are impossible to prevent in general.

New Leak Shows Business Side of China’s APT Menace

A new data leak that appears to have come from one of China’s top private cybersecurity firms provides a rare glimpse into the commercial side of China’s many state-sponsored hacking groups. Experts say the leak illustrates how Chinese government agencies increasingly are contracting out foreign espionage campaigns to the nation’s burgeoning and highly competitive cybersecurity… Continue reading New Leak Shows Business Side of China’s APT Menace

Apple’s iMessage gains industry-leading quantum security

Apple is preparing for future threats to iMessage by introducing upgraded encryption for its messaging service by using quantum computers. Think of it as state-of-the-art quantum security for messaging at scale, the company says, resulting in Apple’s messaging system being more secure against both current and future foes. What is the protection? Announced on Apple’s… Continue reading Apple’s iMessage gains industry-leading quantum security

Details of a Phone Scam

First-person account of someone who fell for a scam, that started as a fake Amazon service rep and ended with a fake CIA agent, and lost $50,000 cash. And this is not a naive or stupid person. The details are fascinating. And if you think it couldn’t happen to you, think again. Given the right… Continue reading Details of a Phone Scam

Reolink Introduces Duo 3 PoE Camera with Crime-Deterrent Features

HomeReolink Introduces Duo 3 PoE Camera with Crime-Deterrent Features By Rebecca Edwards Feb 21, 2024 2 min read SafeWise experts have years of firsthand experience testing the products we recommend. Learn how we test and review. We may earn money when you buy through our links. Image: Katie McEntire, SafeWise Reolink, one of our favorite… Continue reading Reolink Introduces Duo 3 PoE Camera with Crime-Deterrent Features

OpenAI’s Sora text-to-video tool’s impact will be ‘profound’

OpenAI last week unveiled a new capability for its generative AI (genAI) platform that can use a text input to generate video — complete with life-like actors and other moving parts. The new genAI model, called Sora, has a text-to-video function that can create complex, realistic moving scenes with multiple characters, specific types of motion,… Continue reading OpenAI’s Sora text-to-video tool’s impact will be ‘profound’