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A con artist impersonating tinseltown's most-powerful women is at the core of new documentary miniseries "Hollywood Con Queen" on Apple TV+. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
Apple Gift Card Up pops a text with a tone of urgency. It’s a message from your CEO; a bit unusual, it’s a request for you to purchase several Apple gift cards for clients. Don’t fall for it. Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy Report, for Fox News: ‎ The “CEO Apple Gift Card Scam” is as cunning as it is simple. Scammers impersonate high-ranking company officials, sending emails or texts to employees with an “urgent” request to buy gift cards for various reasons.  The scammer will often pressure the employee to act quickly and keep the request confidential. Once the gift cards are purchased, the scammer asks for the card numbers and PINs, making off with potentially thousands of dollars before the…
With data breaches and identity theft on the rise, now's the time to use Incogni to remove your sensitive personal data from the internet. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak has warned that artificial intelligence (A.I.) could make scams and misinformation harder to spot. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak Philippa Wain for The Beeb: Mr Wozniak says he fears the technology will be harnessed by “bad actors”. Speaking to Zoe Kleinman, the BBC’s Technology Editor, he talked about both the benefits of AI, and his concerns. He said: “AI is so intelligent it’s open to the bad players, the ones that want to trick you about who they are.” Mr Wozniak doesn’t believe AI will replace people because it lacks emotion, but he did warn that, in his view, it will make bad actors even more convincing, because programmes like ChatGPT can create text which “sounds…
AI voice scams are becoming more prevalent and can be extremely convincing because it sounds like you’re talking to a loved one. Now we’ve got an in-depth report that digs into how AI voice cloning works, how common the scams are, the likelihood of falling for one, the average cost, plus how to prevent and protect against AI voice scams. more… The post AI voice scams: Report shares 77% of victims lose money, how common it is, and how to protect yourself appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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