Researchers Discover Raindrop — 4th Malware Linked to the SolarWinds Attack

Cybersecurity researchers have unearthed a fourth new malware strain—designed to spread the malware onto other computers in victims’ networks—which was deployed as part of the SolarWinds supply chain attack disclosed late last year. Dubbed “Raindrop” by Broadcom-owned Symantec, the malware joins the likes of other malicious implants such as Sunspot, Sunburst (or Solorigate), and Teardrop…

GPT-3 has ‘consistent and creative’ anti-Muslim bias, study finds

GPT-3 has a startling ability to produce text that sounds like it was written by a human. But a new study shows it also has a worrying proclivity for anti-Muslim bias. Researchers from Stanford and McMaster universities probed the neural network on tasks including prompt completion, analogical reasoning, and story generation. They discovered that a Muslim-violence bias appears consistently — and creatively…

Researchers Discover Raindrop — 4th Malware Linked to the SolarWinds Attack

Cybersecurity researchers have unearthed a fourth new malware strain—designed to spread the malware onto other computers in victims’ networks—which was deployed as part of the SolarWinds supply chain attack disclosed late last year. Dubbed “Raindrop” by Broadcom-owned Symantec, the malware joins the likes of other malicious implants such as Sunspot, Sunburst (or Solorigate), and Teardrop…

US regulator approves first-ever fully autonomous commercial drone flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the first-ever fully-automated commercial drone flights. The US aviation regulator has permitted American Robotics to fly its Scout quadcopter beyond the line-of-sight of human operators. In approval documents recently posted on the FAA website,  the agency said the exemption only applies to rural areas, daylight visibility, and altitudes below 400 feet. Credit: American RoboticsA weatherproof base…

A Set of Severe Flaws Affect Popular DNSMasq DNS Forwarder

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered multiple vulnerabilities in Dnsmasq, a popular open-source software used for caching Domain Name System (DNS) responses, thereby potentially allowing an adversary to mount DNS cache poisoning attacks and remotely execute malicious code. The seven flaws, collectively called “DNSpooq” by Israeli research firm JSOF, echoes previously disclosed weaknesses in the DNS architecture,…