Here’s a good reason to pay for and remember to update your Microsoft Office software. Researchers at Kaspersky Labs and elsewhere are describing two or more pieces of malware that can secretly steal confidential data from Macs.
The malware, called SabPub, arrives by means of an infected Microsoft Word document–using a vulnerability for which Microsoft had offered a patch in 2009, but that many people hadn’t installed, possibly because they were using pirated versions. The new finding comes just two weeks after security researchers confirmed that more than 500,000 Macs had been infected by malicious software, or “malware,” known as Flashback, arriving through a Java vulnerability.
Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free
Facebook’s parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI
One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers.
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