North Korean hackers target security researchers with a new backdoor

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Threat actors connected to the North Korean government have been targeting security researchers in a hacking campaign that uses new techniques and malware in hopes of gaining a foothold inside the companies the targets work for, researchers said.

Researchers from security firm Mandiant said on Thursday that they first spotted the campaign last June while tracking

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cURL, the omnipresent data tool, is getting a 25th birthday party this month

Enlarge / Curling, like the cURL project, requires precision and is underappreciated.

When you first start messing with the command line, it can feel like there’s an impermeable wall between the local space you’re messing around in and the greater Internet. On your side, you’ve got your commands and files, and beyond the wall, there are servers, images, APIs, webpages,

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Malware infecting widely used security appliance survives firmware updates

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Threat actors with a connection to the Chinese government are infecting a widely used security appliance from SonicWall with malware that remains active even after the device receives firmware updates, researchers said.

SonicWall’s Secure Mobile Access 100 is a secure remote access appliance that helps organizations securely deploy remote workforces. Customers use it to grant

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Discord hops the generative AI train with ChatGPT-style tools

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Joining a recent parade of companies adopting generative AI technology, Discord announced on Thursday that it is rolling out a suite of AI-powered features, such as a ChatGPT-style chatbot, an upgrade to its moderation tool, an open source avatar remixer, and AI-powered conversation summaries.

Discord’s new features come courtesy of technology from OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT

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