Weekend Reads 020924

Artificial intelligence and the chips that fuel its evolution have given rise to a new arms race between the US and China.

Alongside concerning recent security news, there has been a media-wide rise of references to ‘credential stuffing’. This is a term that doesn’t convey very much, but as it’s the accepted term inside the infosec community, it’s probably here to stay.

In October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a set of rules that if implemented would transform how financial institutions handle personal data about their customers.

In a far cry from the early 2000s, most U.S. adults today say they use the internet (95%), have a smartphone (90%) or subscribe to high-speed internet at home (80%), according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted May 19 to Sept. 5, 2023.

Cloudflare was a victim of the wide-ranging Okta supply-chain campaign last fall, with a data breach impacting its Atlassian Bitbucket, Confluence, and Jira platforms beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Honeypots are usually used as an intrusion detection tool. Many security researchers, including Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTS), deploy honeypots, to learn about tools, tactics, and the attacker’s infrastructure.

AWS could rake in between $400 million and $1 billion a year from charging customers for public IPv4 addresses while migration to IPv6 remains slow.

Sustainability efforts and high-density AI-based applications are sparking new and revamped approaches to data center cooling.

In what is sure to have significant implications for millions of American workers, specifically gig economy workers and contractors, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited final worker classification rule in January.

This week the streets are filling up with futuristic flies. In the old days we killed them with pesticides, and now we pay over $3,500 to become one of them.

But cracking BitLocker? We doubt the company will be bragging too much about that particular application.

Apple has just released Vision Pro, a virtual-reality headset that ushers in a new era of spatial computing. It claims to blend the real and digital worlds, so users can interact in both simultaneously.