When the Shadow Brokers published NSA hacking tools online, cybersecurity firms shrugged: the exploits looked like relics. But criminals went on to use them for huge attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya. In a report published today, security firm Rapid7 urges experts to think about such leaks like crooks might. Rebekah Brown, Rapid7’s threat intelligence lead, told the Download that more attacks will use leaked tools in coming months—so a change in mindset better come soon.
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“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
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Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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