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The Great 'AI' Race

On November 30th, 2022, OpenAI announced the release of its AI (artificial intelligence) model, ChatGPT, for use by the public. While there is a free “Plan” available, ChatGPT now has new updated AI models available with GPT-4 to subscribers with a paid “ChatGPT Plus Plan”.

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ChatGPT and the Risk of Data Loss

According to Wikipedia, “ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot developed by OpenAI and released in November 2022. It is built on top of OpenAI's GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 families of large language models (LLMs) and has been fine-tuned (an approach to transfer learning) using both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques.” ¹

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Watch out for “META” Malware

As the weather begins to change and our lives become filled with the joys of spring, let us keep in mind that all is not a bed of roses. Recently, Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new malware infection spreading throughout the internet.

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Holiday Phishing Expedition

As Cybersecurity month wraps up and the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, everyone should remember that there are professional phishers working hard to trick you into giving out your personal information.

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What is Ransomware and How Does it Happen?

Let’s start with the FBI definition of ransomware: Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that encrypts data on a computer making it unusable. A malicious cybercriminal holds the data hostage until the ransom is paid. If the ransom is not paid, the victim’s data remains unavailable. Cybercriminals may also pressure the victims to pay the ransom by threatening to destroy the victim’s data or to release it to the public.

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Ho, Ho, Ho? The Season of the Scammers is Upon Us

During the holiday season, scammers are hard at work attempting to steal anything they can phish out of us. Be on the lookout for fake shopping notices or shipping e-receipts. Scammers are sending messages via email and text that contain links to malware or phishing sites that are designed to steal our various account login information. Amazon, UPS and FedEx are commonly imitated in these scams.

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Where Will the Chips Fall?

Shifts in technology are always on the move, and micro-processor manufacturing is not immune to the challenges of evolution. In recent weeks we have heard significant announcements coming from two major influences in the computing arena. Intel and Apple have decided to part ways with one another.

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