Author archives

Pete Weiss, formerly a Systems Engineer in Teleprocessing at The Pennsylvania State University

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 13, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Neighborhood Watch Out; The A.I.-PR Industrial Complex: Artificial intelligence hype is impressively meaningless; Some Google Drive files may land in the new Spam folder soon; and Your voice could be your biggest vulnerability – AI technology is fueling a rise in online voice scams.

Subjects: AI, Copyright, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Financial System, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 7, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: You Can’t Trust Your Browser’s ‘Lock’ to Tell You a Website Is Safe; So long passwords, thanks for all the phish; Amazon Clinic patients must sign away some privacy rights under HIPAA; and Apple and Google Collaborate on Anti-Stalker Tech.

Subjects: AI, Communications, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Health, KM, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 30, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Privacy Guides – Search Engines; The true numbers behind deepfake fraud; 6 riskiest medical devices for cybersecurity; and ‘As an AI language model’: the phrase that shows how AI is polluting the web.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Internet Trends, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 22, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Twitter forces all links to go through its own t.co link shortener; Hijacked AI assistants can now hack your data; AI Incident Database; and New ChatGPT4.0 Concerns: A Market for Stolen Premium Accounts.

Subjects: AI, Computer Security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 15, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Five highlights from this week: Privacy Violation by GoodRx and FTC Remediation; Does ChatGPT Have Privacy Issues?; Firefox rolls out Total Cookie Protection by default to more users worldwide; Why Banks Are Suddenly Closing Customer Accounts; and A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector.

Subjects: AI, Cybersecurity, Economy, Financial System, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 8, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: It’s Their Content, You’re Just Licensing it; Understanding the NIST Cybersecurity Framework; Here’s how Google Maps cracked down on fake contributions last year; and Clearview AI scraped 30 billion images from Facebook and gave them to cops.

Subjects: Big Data, Business Research, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 1, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: A.I. Is Sucking the Entire Internet In. What If You Could Yank Some Back Out?; Report: Terrible employee passwords at world’s largest companies; 2022 Was a Massive Year for ‘Bad Ads’ on Google Search; and Europol Sets Out ‘Grim’ Prospects For Law Enforcement In The Era Of ChatGPT.

Subjects: AI, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Privacy, Search Strategies, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 25, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Canceling subscriptions is notoriously difficult. A proposed FTC rule wants to change that; Analysts share 8 ChatGPT security predictions for 2023; It’s impossible to review security cameras in the age of breaches and ransomware; and TikTok parent ByteDance owns a bunch of other popular apps. Seems relevant!

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Computer Security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Privacy, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 18, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: 9 Tips to Protect Your Smartphone from Hackers; NSA offers new tips on zero trust and identity; FCC Adopts New Rules to Block Unwanted Robotexts and Robocalls; and FDIC fails to establish effective controls to secure sensitive data, report says.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Email Security, Financial System, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 11, 2023

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: What to Do When Your Boss Is Spying on You; Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Strategy Takes Aim at Hackers; Your user data can be the prosecution’s star witness; and Browser Security report reveals major online security threats.

Subjects: AI, Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime, Financial System, Government Resources, Privacy