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How Your iPhone Can Be Hacked - IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing surge - Crypto Scams Soar - Morgan Stanley fined millions - Why Nuclear Power is (quietly) making a big comeback

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

Release Date: 10/08/2022

ChatGPT's Technology Will Be Part of Everything This Year - How AI chatbot ChatGPT changes the phishing game - Microsoft Looking to Invest $10 billion More show art ChatGPT's Technology Will Be Part of Everything This Year - How AI chatbot ChatGPT changes the phishing game - Microsoft Looking to Invest $10 billion More

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

ChatGPT's Technology Will Be Part of Everything This Year ChatGPT is a new text-generation tool trained on 40GB of Reddit's data. It can generate long passages of text virtually indistinguishable from human-written prose, which could have enormous implications for everything from customer service chatbots to fake social media accounts. The company behind ChatGPT is also working on ways to detect if the text was generated by ChatGPT or a human—though some experts worry about how bad actors could misuse this technology. The technology has generated random plot descriptions for video games to...

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Google Ads Were Weaponized - Identifying Criminals Using Cell Phone Location Data - WhatsApp Was Hacked By an Israeli Company – US Supreme Court Allows WhatsApp to Sue NSO Group - Identity Thieves Bypassed Experian Security to View Credit Reports show art Google Ads Were Weaponized - Identifying Criminals Using Cell Phone Location Data - WhatsApp Was Hacked By an Israeli Company – US Supreme Court Allows WhatsApp to Sue NSO Group - Identity Thieves Bypassed Experian Security to View Credit Reports

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

Google Ads were weaponized in a way that made them appear like any other ad – Allowed hackers to infect computers with malware via a single click. Hackers have weaponized Google Ads to spread malware to unsuspecting users by disguising them as regular ads. They do this by cloning the official websites of popular software products, such as Grammarly, Audacity, μTorrent, and OBS, and distributing trojanized versions of the software when users click the download button. This tactic allows hackers to infect users' computers with malware through a single click. Google Ads, also known as Google...

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The Newest Artificial Intelligence Is About to Change Your Life! And It's Code Red for Google. show art The Newest Artificial Intelligence Is About to Change Your Life! And It's Code Red for Google.

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

Artificial Intelligence is changing the world. Right Now! In just a few years, it's possible that you might be chatting with a support agent who doesn't have a human body. You'll be able to ask them anything you want and get an answer immediately. Not only that, but they'll be able to help you with things like scheduling appointments, making payments, and booking flights—without any human intervention necessary. This is just one of the many ways that Artificial Intelligence will change our lives this year. We will see more businesses using AI technology to make their processes more efficient...

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Ring Cameras Hacked - LastPass finally admits crooks stole your info - How to use Password Managers - Which are the best for you? show art Ring Cameras Hacked - LastPass finally admits crooks stole your info - How to use Password Managers - Which are the best for you?

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

Privacy… Ring Cameras Hacked in 'Swatting' Scheme Critics and researchers say the Ring cameras are used to surveil gig economy drivers and delivery people and that they give law enforcement too much power to survey everyday life. The pair would hack people's Yahoo email accounts, then their Ring accounts, find their addresses, call law enforcement to the home with a bogus story, and then stream police's response to the call. Often, they would harass the first responders at the same time using Ring device capabilities. ++++++++ LastPass finally admits: Those crooks who got in? They did steal...

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Slave Labor in China - Apple Moves Out - Spyware posing as VPN apps - Darknet markets generate millions in revenue by selling stolen personal data - Voice-scamming site “iSpoof” seized show art Slave Labor in China - Apple Moves Out - Spyware posing as VPN apps - Darknet markets generate millions in revenue by selling stolen personal data - Voice-scamming site “iSpoof” seized

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

Craig Peterson  Insider Show NotesDecember 5 to December 11, 2022 China… Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China In recent weeks, Apple Inc. has accelerated plans to shift some of its production outside China, long the dominant country in the supply chain that built the world’s most valuable company, say people involved in the discussions. It is telling suppliers to plan more actively for assembling Apple products elsewhere in Asia, particularly India and Vietnam, they say and looking to reduce dependence on Taiwanese assemblers led by Foxconn Technology Group. After a year...

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Can't Trust Amazon.com Any More show art Can't Trust Amazon.com Any More

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

It's not your imagination: Shopping on Amazon has gotten worse [Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post] Sure, Google and Facebook are chock full of ads, too. But on Amazon, we're supposed to be the customers, not the eyeballs for sale. We're paying Amazon to buy a product and probably paying for a membership in its Prime two-day shipping product. When you search for a product on Amazon, you may not realize that most of what you see at first is advertising. Amazon is betraying your trust in its results to make an extra buck. I call it the "shill results" business. Even when they...

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Check If You've Been a Victim of Check If You've Been a Victim of "InfoStealer" Ukrainian Master Hacker Arrested - Police Used His Girlfriend's Instagram to Track Them

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

Malware… Authorities Arrest Developer of Malware Service - Was Your Credit Card or Other Personal Information Stolen? And How He Was Captured According to the U.S. Justice Department, FBI agents have identified more than 50 million unique credentials and forms of identification (email addresses, bank accounts, cryptocurrency addresses, credit card numbers, etc.) stolen. Raccoon was essentially a Web-based control Crime-as-a-Service panel, where — for $200 a month — customers could get the latest version of the Raccoon Infostealer malware and interact with infected systems in real-time....

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The Semiconductor Industry Is Coming for Your Wallet - DuckDuckGo Should Be Your Go-To Search Engine - Which Messaging Apps Are Secure: Signal vs. WhatsApp - The Upside-Down Logic of Electric SUVs - Biden Goes Nuclear POWER! Amazon might own your doctor show art The Semiconductor Industry Is Coming for Your Wallet - DuckDuckGo Should Be Your Go-To Search Engine - Which Messaging Apps Are Secure: Signal vs. WhatsApp - The Upside-Down Logic of Electric SUVs - Biden Goes Nuclear POWER! Amazon might own your doctor

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

The Semiconductor Industry Is Coming for Your Wallet - DuckDuckGo Should Be Your Go-To Search Engine - Which Messaging Apps Are Secure: Signal vs. WhatsApp - The Upside-Down Logic of Electric SUVs - Biden Goes Nuclear POWER! Amazon might own your doctor's office after their latest acquisition. The Semiconductor Industry Is Coming for Your Wallet. As Usual, Congress Is Complicit In recent months, the auto and tech sectors have faced unprecedented delays and rising prices. Some used cars are even selling for more than their new counterparts because of the delays, a sure sign that production has...

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What Happens When a Scammer Has Your Email Address? Prevention - Signs You're Hacked - Recovery show art What Happens When a Scammer Has Your Email Address? Prevention - Signs You're Hacked - Recovery

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

What Happens When a Scammer Has Your Email Address? Prevention - Signs You're Hacked - Recovery While your email address might not seem that valuable, scammers can extract a lot of information that they can use against you. Below are some things they can do with your email address information: Scammers Can Impersonate You Send Phishing Emails Scammers Can Access Your Online Accounts How to Protect Your Email Address from Scammers? Using Robust Passwords Set Up Multi-Factor Authentication Update Your Device’s Security Software Enable Dark Web Monitoring Signs Your Email Account Has Been...

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Can You Secure Security Cameras? The Coming Green Energy Nightmare - Email Scams Hitting Businesses and Lonely Hearts show art Can You Secure Security Cameras? The Coming Green Energy Nightmare - Email Scams Hitting Businesses and Lonely Hearts

Craig Peterson - America's Leading Technology News Commentator

Can You Secure Security Cameras? The Coming Green Energy Nightmare - Email Scams Hitting Businesses and Lonely Hearts Scams… Eight questions to ask yourself before getting a security camera Security cameras were once the preserve of the rich and famous. Now anyone can get their hands on one thanks to technological advances. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created a significant new market – for manufacturers of devices like connected doorbells and baby monitors and more sophisticated whole-of-property systems. Connected to home Wi-Fi networks, these devices allow owners to...

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How Your iPhone Can Be Hacked -
IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing surge -
Crypto Scams Soar -
Morgan Stanley fined millions -
Why Nuclear Power is (quietly) making a big comeback

Cyber…

Can your iPhone be hacked? What we know about iOS security

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2022/09/19/can-iphone-be-hacked-what-know-ios-security/

How can an iPhone be hacked?

  • Sideloaded apps
  • Fake apps in the App Store
  • Calendar invites
  • Configuration profiles

How can you tell if your iPhone has been hacked?

  • Battery levels
  • Data
  • Strange “things”

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IRS Warns of “Industrial Scale” Smishing surge

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/irs-warns-of-industrial-scale/

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has warned US taxpayers of an “exponential” increase in text-based phishing attempts and urged users to report campaigns to help the government disrupt them.

Spoofed to appear as if sent from the IRS, these text messages often use lures like fake COVID relief, tax credits or help setting up an IRS online account.

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Crypto Scams Soar

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/crypto-scams-soar-as-domains-surge/

Cryptocurrency scams are set to explode after researchers detected a 335% increase in registered domains in the first half of 2022.

Although most fake sites target English and Spanish speakers, 63% were registered with Russian registrars.

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Ransomware Affiliates Adopt Data Destruction

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/ransomware-affiliates-adopt-data/

Ransomware affiliates appear to be dabbling with new data destruction capabilities to evade detection, increase their chances of getting paid and minimize the opportunities for developing decrypter tools.

In this tool version, the attacker attempts to corrupt files in the victim’s system following filtration rather than encrypt them as usual.

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Morgan Stanley fined millions for selling off devices full of customer Personal Information

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2022/09/23/morgan-stanley-fined-millions-for-selling-off-devices-full-of-customer-pii/

Morgan Stanley, which bills itself in its website title tag as the “global leader in financial services” and states in the opening sentence of its main page that “clients come first,” has been fined $35,000,000 by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…

…for selling off old hardware devices online, including thousands of disk drives still loaded with personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to its clients.

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Power…

Why Nuclear Power is (quietly) making a big comeback all around the world

https://fee.org/articles/why-nuclear-power-is-quietly-making-a-big-comeback-all-around-the-world/

In California, France, Japan, Germany, and beyond, nuclear power is suddenly all the rage.

Gov. Gavin Newsom spearheaded an eleventh-hour effort to pass legislation to extend a lifeline to Diablo Canyon. This 2,250-megawatt nuclear plant supplies 8 percent of the energy produced in the Golden State.

Under pressure from lawmakers and environmental activists, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) agreed in 2016 to decommission Diablo when its operating licenses expire in 2024 and 2025. But in light of the recent energy policy environment, California lawmakers had second thoughts.