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    Adobe Photoshop’s new “Generative Fill” AI tool lets you manipulate photos with text / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 23 May - 19:07 · 1 minute

An example of a 1983 file photo of the Apple Lisa computer that has been significantly enhanced by Generative Fill in the Adobe Photoshop beta.

Enlarge / An example of a 1983 file photo of the Apple Lisa computer that has been significantly enhanced by the new "Generative Fill" AI tool in the Adobe Photoshop beta. (credit: Apple / Benj Edwards / Adobe)

On Tuesday, Adobe added a new tool to its Photoshop beta called "Generative Fill," which uses cloud-based image synthesis to fill selected areas of an image with new AI-generated content based on a text description. Powered by Adobe Firefly, Generative Fill works similarly to a technique called "inpainting" used in DALL-E and Stable Diffusion releases since last year.

At the core of Generative Fill is Adobe Firefly , which is Adobe's custom image-synthesis model. As a deep learning AI model, Firefly has been trained on millions of images in Adobe's stock library to associate certain imagery with text descriptions of them. Now part of Photoshop, people can type in what they want to see (i.e. "a clown on a computer monitor"), and Firefly will synthesize several options for the user to choose from. Generative Fill uses a well-known AI technique called " inpainting " to create a context-aware generation that can seamlessly blend synthesized imagery into an existing image.

To use Generative Fill, users select an area of an existing image they want to modify. After selecting it, a "Contextual Task Bar" pops up that allows users to type in a description of what they want to see generated in the selected area. Photoshop sends this data to Adobe's servers for processing, then returns results in the app. After generating, the user has the option to select between several options of generations or to create more options to browse through.

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    Hacks at Pwn2Own Vancouver 2023 / Schneier · Monday, 27 March, 2023 - 03:33 · 1 minute

An impressive array of hacks were demonstrated at the first day of the Pwn2Own conference in Vancouver:

On the first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver 2023, security researchers successfully demoed Tesla Model 3, Windows 11, and macOS zero-day exploits and exploit chains to win $375,000 and a Tesla Model 3.

The first to fall was Adobe Reader in the enterprise applications category after Haboob SA’s Abdul Aziz Hariri ( @abdhariri ) used an exploit chain targeting a 6-bug logic chain abusing multiple failed patches which escaped the sandbox and bypassed a banned API list on macOS to earn $50,000.

The STAR Labs team ( @starlabs_sg ) demoed a zero-day exploit chain targeting Microsoft’s SharePoint team collaboration platform that brought them a $100,000 reward and successfully hacked Ubuntu Desktop with a previously known exploit for $15,000.

Synacktiv ( @Synacktiv ) took home $100,000 and a Tesla Model 3 after successfully executing a TOCTOU (time-of-check to time-of-use) attack against the Tesla-Gateway in the Automotive category. They also used a TOCTOU zero-day vulnerability to escalate privileges on Apple macOS and earned $40,000.

Oracle VirtualBox was hacked using an OOB Read and a stacked-based buffer overflow exploit chain (worth $40,000) by Qrious Security’s Bien Pham ( @bienpnn ).

Last but not least, Marcin Wiązowski elevated privileges on Windows 11 using an improper input validation zero-day that came with a $30,000 prize.

The con’s second and third days were equally impressive.

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    Microsoft Zero-Days Sold and then Used / Schneier · Saturday, 30 July, 2022 - 08:12

Yet another article about cyber-weapons arms manufacturers and their particular supply chain. This one is about Windows and Adobe Reader zero-day exploits sold by an Austrian company named DSIRF.

There’s an entire industry devoted to undermining all of our security. It needs to be stopped.

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    L’ultime version de Firefox qui supporte encore Flash est sortie / Numerama · Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 - 11:40


Firefox 84 est sorti. C'est la toute dernière version du navigateur à supporter le format Flash. [Lire la suite]

Voitures, vélos, scooters... : la mobilité de demain se lit sur Vroom !

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    Adobe dit adieu à Flash Player avec une ultime mise à jour / Numerama · Wednesday, 9 December, 2020 - 10:51

Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player 32 sera l'ultime mise à jour avant la fin du format. Elle a été publiée le 8 décembre. Mais Adobe rappelle qu'il faut mieux désinstaller complètement le logiciel, car il sera bientôt abandonné. [Lire la suite]

Voitures, vélos, scooters... : la mobilité de demain se lit sur Vroom !

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    Ça y est : Firefox tirera un trait sur Flash le 26 janvier 2021 / Numerama · Tuesday, 17 November, 2020 - 17:07


Firefox mettra fin au support de Flash le 21 janvier 2021, lorsque la version 85 sortira. [Lire la suite]

Voitures, vélos, scooters... : la mobilité de demain se lit sur Vroom !

L'article Ça y est : Firefox tirera un trait sur Flash le 26 janvier 2021 est apparu en premier sur Numerama .

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    Adobe Sued For Sending ‘Bogus’ DMCA Notices to Take Down Genuine Software / TorrentFreak · Saturday, 15 August, 2020 - 10:47 · 3 minutes

eBay logo Anyone wanting to purchase computer software in 2020 can generally do so via the Internet. Most companies offer digital downloads and the process is relatively simple.

However, there are third-party sellers on platforms like eBay and Amazon who sell genuine products to the public but are not necessarily recognized as ‘authorized’ vendors by software companies. This can cause friction, as shown in a lawsuit filed in a California court this week.

Plaintiff Green Savannah LLC describes itself as a Washington-based reseller of, among other things, genuine copies of Adobe software. According to its complaint, the company grew to become “the largest and highest rated seller” of Adobe software on eBay but this attracted the wrong kind of attention from the software giant.

Adobe Tried to Use the DMCA to Shut Down Sales, But Failed

The problem appears to have started when Adobe submitted “numerous bogus infringement notices to eBay under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512”, i.e DMCA notices complaining that the plaintiff’s software sales infringed Adobe’s copyrights. Green Savannah responded by filing counternotices with eBay, an action that resulted in the deleted listings being restored.

Adobe could’ve sued to prevent the listings being reinstated but the lawsuit claims it failed to do so.

“Under the DMCA, if Defendant disputed Plaintiff’s counter notices, Defendant had the opportunity to file a lawsuit against Plaintiff within ten to fourteen days. However, while Defendant threatened to do so, it did not file any lawsuit,” the complaint notes.

Adobe did take other action, however. The lawsuit claims that beginning in 2019, Adobe “sidestepped” eBay’s DMCA procedures in what is described as a move to prevent Green Savannah from filing counternotices and having its software sales reinstated.

Instead, it’s alleged that Adobe reported the company to eBay for selling “counterfeit” products and/or pirated Adobe software and in March 2020, the auction site terminated the company’s account.

Software Piracy Claims Shut Down Seller’s Account

“As a direct and proximate result of Defendant’s misconduct, Plaintiff’s ability to sell any software (or anything else) on eBay was terminated, even though Plaintiff had a five-star rating on eBay and no other complaints,” the lawsuit reads.

“Defendant intentionally communicated the False Statements to eBay in an effort to have eBay suspend or revoke Plaintiff’s account and/or remove Plaintiff’s eBay listings. Defendant’s abusive history speaks for itself; Defendant has unsuccessfully targeted multiple resellers for similar issues in an effort to stifle competition and consumer choice.”

Green Savannah says it tried to have its eBay account reinstated and attempted to communicate with Adobe. With no success on either front, the company filed its lawsuit to protect what it describes as its legal right to resell software under US Copyright Law.

First Sale Doctrine

“Under the well-established ‘first sale doctrine,’ the right of a producer or developer to control distribution of a product protected by copyright and/or trademark rights does not extend beyond the first sale of a product,” the complaint reads.

“In other words, where a person lawfully acquires ownership of a genuine copy of copyrighted software, it may resell that product/software without committing copyright or other infringement.”

According to the company it has been taking advantage of this legal concept on eBay for around six years and has only ever offered and sold genuine Adobe software acquired from third-parties. Importantly, those third-parties are alleged to have owned (as opposed to licensed) that software.

Abusing the DMCA to Gain a Commercial Advantage

Green Savannah claims that over the past three years, Adobe sent numerous “bogus” DMCA notices to eBay under 17 U.S.C. §512 to remove and takedown the seller’s eBay listings for Adobe software. These actions were deliberate, the complaint alleges, and Adobe knew they would cause damage to the seller.

“Defendant knew or should have known that Plaintiff’s listings and sales of Adobe software on eBay were covered by the first sale doctrine, and that Plaintiff was not infringing on Defendant’s copyrights,” the first cause of action reads.

The remaining actions center on contractual interference, interference with intent to gain economic advantage, and unfair competition, mostly interwoven with the core issue of the reportedly malicious DMCA notices.

Prayer For Relief

Among other things, Green Savannah LLC is demanding a permanent injunction against Adobe restraining it from the alleged unfair business practices detailed above. It also demands damages to compensate for the “bogus” DMCA notices Adobe sent to eBay.

The complaint, filed by Green Savannah LLC against Adobe Inc., is available here (pdf)

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