The Lighthouse IT Podcast - December 1st, 2023
This week, Matt & Griff discuss hackers self-reporting their victims, Microsoft's latest efforts in advancing AI, OpenAI's drama, Amazon's auto dealings, Google's improvements to their Search, bad passwords, and more!
Hackers snitch to the SEC
The BlackCat ransomware group has filed a complaint with the SEC against MeridianLink for failing to comply with the four-day rule after BlackCat hacked them.
Medical transcription company attack compromises patient records
Perry Johnson & Associates was hacked back in March and 9 million patient (mostly from Northwell Health in New York) had records compromised.
Microsoft making custom chips focused on AI
Introducing the Azure Maia 100 & Cobalt 100 chips, designed for the specific purpose of training large language model AIs.
Altman is out at OpenAI, goes to Microsoft, but jukes back to OpenAI!
A while back the board of OpenAI fired Sam Altman. In response Microsoft picked him up to lead their own AI initiatives. However the new board for OpenAI was recently revealed, and one of its members is one Sam Altman.
In 2024, you'll be able to buy a Hyundai on Amazon
And you'll likely be able to find more cars on Amazon in the not to distant future. This is not the first move Amazon has made towards incorporating — auto dealer' into their platform.
Google Perspectives has leveled up
Google is looking to improve their search functionality with Perspectives, a new search filter that prioritizes results like discussion boards, forums, and social media platforms.
Google follow buttons emerges
Another update to Google Search is the introduction of the — Follow' button. It's similar to the old Google Alerts system if you remember it, and helps you to keep up to date on a search topic.
Google Search will let you leave and read — Notes' on web pages
And our last update from Google Search is that they are working on a method for users to leave notes on search results in order to try and help other users, or at least that's the intention anyways.
Top 10 most common passwords
NordPass has recently released its list of the top 200 most commonly used passwords, and spoiler alert, it's a whole lot of passwords you shouldn't use.