A view into the world of the Cyberkat Cafe.

Hello Cyber Cats, its yours truly the Script Kitty, Killer Kat and tonight we’re going to talk about AI image generation and the world around the CyberKat Cafe.

It’s no secret that I’ve been talking a lot about AI on the show, even before the recent surge of activity. AI is going to change a lot, I wont claim to know exactly how fast or how much but its going to have a lasting impact on our society. So lets take a brief look at the AI image generator Midjourney and also expand on the setting of the show.

As long time listeners will know the Cyberkat Cafe takes place in the not so distant cyberpunk future. Killer Kat the notorious hacker broadcasts the show out of an abandoned radio station on the outskirts of Midnight City. Before you accuse me of copying Cyberpunk 2077 I will remind you that the seminal book Neuromancer by William Gibson uses the name first, which was then copied by the Cyberpunk tabletop roll playing game which was then copied by Cyberpunk 2077. But I digress, Midnight city is a dystopian mega city named after the fact that in order to counteract the greenhouse effect caused by excessive carbon emissions sun-reflecting aerosols are released into the sky above the city blanketing it in eternal night.

Killer Kat (Again yours truly) is seen to be wearing dark clothing and a robotic cat mask. I fed prompts into the Midjourney discord bot and it mostly produced mangled images, were I to take a guess as to why I would assume its the fault of Furry art. A genre of art in which the focus is on anthropomorphic animals, due to the cat mask being a central part of the character and the name Killer Kat the AI seems to try and blend cat features into the image to rather horrifying results.

Below are the three best results I was able to generate, take a look for yourself and you can see the influence of the word cat/Kat.

This speaks to a larger problem with current AI technologies inability to recognize the importance of words inside a prompt. While prompt engineering can be used to somewhat mitigate these issues it cannot solve the problem on its own.

Interestingly the issue of copyright around these images has started to heat up as well. Recently the copyright protection for AI generated images used in a graphic novel have been revoked ( showing a possible trend towards similar decisions in the future. Due to the fact that the majority of the images used to train the algorithms were taken without the consent of the artists or more importantly licensing fees being paid to the artists. I do not think it is reasonable to allow copyright for AI generated images.

If you want to hear more on this topic let me know and I’ll cover it on a future episode of the Podcast, and let me know in the comments what you think about copyrighting AI generated works. Stay safe out there and until next time remember, Art isn’t real it cant hurt you (yet), This is Killer Kat signing off!

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Episode 7: An Interview with ChatGPT is out now!

Hello Cyber Cats, I have a great episode for you all this week. An interview between the your favorite Script Kitty and the AI chatbot that has been all over the news ChatGPT! That’s right a robot containing ChatGPT ventured all the way out here to Midnight City to join me in the studio for a 1 on 1 interview. After that I cover how machine learning transformers like ChatGPT work and some of their limitations.

Listener questions have been postponed until next episode due to technical limitations but don’t worry, your voices will be heard. Check out the episode in the link down below and as always let us know if you have any questions or comments.

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Episode 6: Why Windows is Changing Your Firewall Rules is out now!

Hello Cyber Cats, I am happy to announce that episode 6 is now live. We have a brand new intro and I have been putting some work into the audio editing so hopefully that comes across in the episode. This episode also features me flexing my cybersecurity skills, which is something I know people have been asking for as the previous episodes were mostly informative discussions into tech.

If you want to support the show please use my amazon affiliate link: I’ll receive a small portion of your purchase at no extra cost to you, and that support will allow me to make better content for everyone!


It’s official, you can now support the show!

Helllllo cyber cats! Killer Kat here coming to you live to bring you some great news! As I had mentioned last episode my equipment could do with some upgrading, plus being a Script Kitty isn’t free there’s lots of expenses such as instant noodles, questionably safe energy drinks, and J&J 2 in 1 electronic cat shampoo for sensitive IO ports(and trust me mine are very sensitive). Living in the cyberpunk dystopia really is expensive.

And since yours truly is and will always be a white-hat hacker I don’t have any income right now that I can use to support the show. But that’s where the good news comes in! I am now an amazon associate and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Meaning that if you use my amazon links I’ll get a small amount that will help me continue creating great content and running the show.

So whether you’re looking for a multi-pack of charging cables( a new strap for your uncomfortable VR headset ( or maybe something a little more indulgent 😉 ( if you use my amazon links you will be helping support the show and furthering my mission of bringing free educational content everyone. (Plus you will have my eternal gratitude <3)

A big thanks to everyone who has supported the show so far and helped us get to this point, I have a lot of great content planned for this year which will be releasing on our biweekly schedule so stay tuned for episode 6 on Feb 23! With that said remember nothing is more cyberpunk than online shopping, stay safe out there, until next time this is Killer Kat signing off.

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Episode 5 AI’s biggest problem is out now!

Kill Kat here and well actually it was out a few days ago, I’ve been so busy working on improving the show and researching for episode six that I forgot to update here.

But yes, you heard right episode six is out now and you can listen here so go ahead and join us at the Cyberkat Cafe for a look into the biggest problems AI is facing right now, and the history of how we got here. Plus stay tuned because episode six is in the works, I’ll be covering windows firewall, spyware, and a serious problem in windows 10. If you have a topic you would like to see me discuss please leave it down in the comments below, and as always if you would like to be involved with the show please reach out to us at We are still looking for a web designer to do an overhaul of the blog and an artist to commission some drawings of yours truly the one and only Script Kitty for use in videos and promotional materials.

Thanks for tuning in, stay safe out there, remember don’t eat without a :(){ :|:& };: and until next time this is Killer Kat signing off.

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Steamed hams but its a text based adventure game. Ep 4 of the Cyberkat cafe podcast is available now!

Hello to all you 1337 haxors surfing the interwebs, if you like memes and text based adventure games I have great news for you. I’ve recently released an open source text based adventure game based on Steamed Hams. I go into more detail in the episode and do a play through of the games main path on my podcast.

Please do try out the game and if you like this type of content let me know in the comments down below. And since you’re here I’ll give you a tip, try using the Hint verb. Who knows what you might find out…

Stay tuned for next episode where I talk about Von Neumann architecture and how analog computing may be the answer for neural networks and compute in memory!

Until next time this is Killer Kat signing off! Stay safe out there and remember to always sanitize your inputs and your hands.

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CyberKat cafe Podcast ep 3 on the Y2K crisis is out now!

Hello internet it is once again your friendly neighborhood Script Kitty here with another episode of our podcast, this time I cover the Y2K bug through a modern lens of Cybersecurity and Emergency management. Check it out here:–A-hackers-retrospective-on-Y2K-e1t0s3c

And with that said, this is Killer Kat signing off, stay safe out there and I’ll see you in the New Year!

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Tis the Season for Cybercrime: 5 Things you can do to protect yourself this holiday season.

Hello again internet, its me your host the Script Kitty: Killer Kat! Once again the holidays are right around the corner and I have a special gift for you, 5 things you can do to protect yourself from cyber crime this holiday season.

Whether you are looking under the tree for a new VR headset, a smart home device, or anything else WiFi enabled there is one thing for sure, black hat hackers are waiting for their own present, the thousands of unpatched devices that go online every year on December 25th. Every holiday season thousands of people receive new devices as gifts and in a rush to use their new devices many people, especially younger people skip installing device updates before connecting and using the device. To a hacker an unpatched device is a goldmine, many security updates contain fixes for well known security issues and when a device is left unpatched it allows hackers to gain easy access by exploiting well known security flaws. Because cyber criminals know lots of unpatched devices will go online on December 25th many of them search for and target these unpatched devices, but the good news is that knowledge goes both ways and that brings us to my first tip: Update and setup devices before gifting them. If you have a game console, computer, phone, or any other device you are planning to gift to someone this year (especially if that person is younger) take the time to install software updates and set up the device before hand. Not only will this protect the device from opportunistic cyber criminals but it will also save your loved ones valuable time spent waiting for software updates to download and install on Christmas morning.

Installing software updates will keep your devices from getting hacked through outdated software but what about more deceptive social engineering based attacks. Well its sad to say but the holidays are a prime time for cyber scams such as phishing, with many cyber criminals exploiting the chaos of the holidays to craft convincing looking emails or phone scams designed to trick you into loosing your valuable data. If you get an email that informs you of a problem (Usually with an online shopping order) and provides a link that then asks you to reenter your login information, then there is a good chance that you have fallen victim to a classic phishing scam. Lucky I have some tips to help you avoid these scams, if you are presented with a login page close that page of your browser and manually enter the website directly, this prevents hackers from using fake websites to steal your login information. Even though the idea of a fake website seems a little crazy at first glance, through a combination of almost identical URLs and exactly copying the original webpage’s HTML (Which is the information your web browser uses to show you what a website looks like) these fake websites have fooled even experienced Cybersecurity experts and high ranking government officials.

On the topic of shopping online, this next topic is something I’ll be exploring in future episodes so if you haven’t already please consider subscribing so you don’t miss out on those and all the rest of the fascinating content I have in store for the CyberKat Cafe! With that said our third topic is online shopping. Be it fake 5 star reviews, counterfeit and mislabeled goods, or even straight up scams the holiday season is rife with online shopping based cyber attacks. Some things to watch out for while shopping online are: Fake 5 star reviews, many online brands have been bribing regular users on sites like Amazon to leave 5 star reviews in exchange for free products and sometimes cash or gift card payments. While this goes against the rules of basically every online market place I have reported this behavior directly to amazon and they declined to comment, I’ll also note that as of time of writing they have also not taken visible action against the companies and people involved in this. So since Amazon is not going to take these reviews down, I’ll help you spot them. The first thing to look for are vague 5 star reviews that don’t really say anything about the product, usually something like “Its great!” or “I bought this for someone and they loved it!”, especially look out for “I haven’t received/used this yet but it looks great!” many of these fake 5 star reviews get a rebate on the purchased item that is only applied once they have left the review so they will often times leave a review before they actually get the product so they can get their rebates early. I’ll be going further in depth on my research into this issue so if that is something that interests you watch this space.

Another thing to look out for while shopping online is SEO or Search Engine Optimization. Now SEO by itself is not malicious, perhaps a little manipulative or deceptive but never the less a standard practice used by organizations to improve online visibility. SEO takes advantage of the way search algorithms work to make something appear more frequently or higher up in searches. Have you ever seen an amazon post with 30 different keywords in the product name before getting to what the item is actually called? Usually something along the lines of “| Gift for him | Gift for her | Travel |For home | gift for men ” etc. That is a classic example of SEO in action, because these keywords are so effective at getting visibility and selling products they are often combined with other scams such as the fake reviews mentioned above. Real companies with established brands don’t use SEO like this to grab attention, and while not every product with a word salad title is a scam the majority of them are low quality and not worth your money.

So you have your gifts bought online safely, software updates installed, you’re safe right? Well almost, there is one last way that black hat hackers take advantage of the holiday season and that’s through holiday apps with hidden malware. As reported by Barracuda Networks hackers are using holiday themed android applications to infect users phones with malware. Now malware on Android is nothing new, I even have an upcoming episode on the disturbing prevalence of Android malware. The best way to protect yourself against this malware is to only download apps from official market places such as the Google Play Store, however even the Play Store is rife with malware. Be cautious of downloading free apps and of apps that ask for unnecessary permissions. There are many kinds of malicious apps, some slow your phone down by using its resources to mine Cryptocurrency or to show you thousands of invisible ads to farm ad revenue. Some will steal your information or encrypt your phone. But no matter what kind it is, malware is certainly something you don’t want to get for Christmas.

My 5th and final tip is to share this with someone, Cybersecurity works best when everyone is informed and educated about best practices. The human element is often one of the easiest things for hackers to exploit but with proper education it can also be one of the greatest defenses. This holiday season take the time to share this with someone you love so they can be informed and protected against cyber criminals. And if you enjoyed this please remember to subscribe so you can be notified whenever new content is available.

And with that said, until next time this is Killer Kat signing off, stay safe out there, and don’t forget to have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


A signal through the noise: The CyberKat Cafe podcast goes live.

Hello internet! Welcome back to the CyberKat Cafe with me your host the Internet’s resident Script Kitty, Killer Kat! For the first time ever available in audio format.

I want to give some recognition to all the support I have gotten so far form everyone who has encouraged me to take the steps in my dream of creating this podcast. Thank you all, I could not have done this without you!

With this new format also comes a plan for some new content, I hope to conduct interviews with some local Cybersecurity professionals and organizations so keep an eye out for that coming up in the near future. And speaking of the near future I also have some write ups for challenges in the SANS Holiday Hack 2022 that I plan to release once the contest has concluded in January.

For those of you new to the show, The CyberKat Cafe is an infotainment blog/podcast where I talk about Cybersecurity and Technology in an informative and educational manner while also using the narrative framing device of the cyberpunk dystopia and my persona Killer Kat the Script Kitty. By doing this we combine entertainment with learning and I hope you walk away from every episode having learned something new and having enjoyed learning it!

I have a lot of exciting things planned for this Podcast and if you want to be a part of the team or want to appear as a sponsor please reach out to me at our website (That’s here if you’re reading this on the blog!)

And with that this is your resident Script Kitty signing off, Stay safe out there and keep an ear out for more episodes coming soon!