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AI agents, which combine large language models with automation software, can successfully exploit real world security vulnerabilities by reading security advisories, academics have claimed. In a newly released paper, four University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) computer scientists – Richard Fang, Rohan Bindu, Akul Gupta …

  1. rafff

    Cost of an explooit

    " $8.80 per exploit, which they say is about 2.8x less than it would cost to hire a human penetration tester for 30 minutes."

    Pen testers seem to be quite cheap, though.

    1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

      Re: Cost of an explooit

      They are relatively cheap to hire by an agency, but not cheap for a client to hire them from the agency.

      Agency would charge £2000 a day for pen tester and pen tester will get like 25-30% of that (before tax).

  2. Brewster's Angle Grinder Silver badge

    Where's hope? Or we haven't got to the bottom of the box, yet?

    1. Yorick Hunt Silver badge

      Relax. In a couple of decades' time we'll send Arnie back to kill the people who came up with the concept of AI ;-)

      1. lamp

        Who? Alan Turing?

        1. Snowy Silver badge


          The term "AI" could be attributed to John McCarthy of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), which Marvin Minsky (Carnegie-Mellon University) defines as "the construction of computer programs that engage in tasks that are currently more satisfactorily performed by human beings because they require high-level mental processes such as: perceptual learning, memory organization and critical reasoning.

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