The Lighthouse IT Podcast - June 2nd, 2023
This week, Matt & Griff discuss AI updates from Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia, exploits in Windows & KeePass, legitimate apps turning into spyware, and more.
Nvidia (who is now a trillion dollar company thanks to the AI boom) released a demo of game characters interacting with you using AI to generate their text
Video games could be taken to the next level with NPCs who could theoretically react dynamically to any prompt you give them, and even hold dynamic conversations with other NPCs.
Remember that Microsoft Secure Boot Zero-Day?
Back in March a major vulnerability was discovered in Windows which could enable hackers full control over a devices boot processes. Thankfully the hacker would need full administrative rights or physical access to the device first, because unfortunately we probably won't be getting a patch till Q1 next year.
Cities underprepared for cyberattacks - and it shows
As many as 58% of these organizations have experienced and struggled to deal with a cyberattack, which can often spread through their many interconnected systems.
iRecorder - screen recorder app on Android turned into spyware app
Popular and previously legitimate app iRecorder was recently found to have been converted into a spyware via an update.
KeePass gives up master password in memory
Popular password manager is having trouble managing its most important password, as a exploit has been discovered which can enable hackers to steal a user's master passwords to decrypt all their stored passwords.
PaLM 2 generative AI is Google's new addition to search
Regardless of anyone's feelings on it, technology marches ever forward, including AI. And Google continues to push AI tech further allowing Google Search users to opt in to their new Generative AI.
ChatGPT just got a major update, thanks to Bing
ChatGPT and Bing now have an official partnership, with Bing Search being integrated into ChatGPT to allow for persistent access to current information.
Microsoft's ChatGPT-driven Copilot will launch publicly to Windows 11 in June
Not to be left out of the AI game, Microsoft is incorporating its ChatGPT powered AI, Windows Copilot, into Windows 11.
Remember how Oracle Corp was to audit ByteDance's ventures in the US?
Oracle Corp has begun a full review of TikTok's source code, as well as establishing themselves as the default location to store US TikTok users' data.
TikTok bans taking effect in 2024
Montana has officially scheduled its TikTok ban to go into effect in 2024 (unless it gets delayed). Still no idea how they intend to enforce the ban.