When Encryption Is A Crime Only Criminals Will Have Encryption

As we enter the silly season of another Presidential Election, and possibly because of a psychological condition that I am calling COVID Mania*, the government is once again making boneheaded moves to introduce and pass legislation that would allow the federal government and law enforcement agencies easier access to encrypted messages from criminal sources.  This issue comes up every five to ten years.  It seems that agencies such as the ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


US Department of Justice reignites the Battle to Break Encryption

Every 5 to 10 years, the government and law enforcement agencies try to pass a law that provides easy access or a “back door” to encryption keys because criminals use encryption and this makes arrest and prosecution harder.  The problem is that anything that weakens encryption for criminals weakens ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Phony iPhone Smish

Chef’s Special: Phone Election Smish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, ...

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Telehealth and Healthcare Security Resources

Are you concerned about telemedicine and healthcare security?  Today’s article provides a list of resources from the National Cyber Security Alliance.

The convergence of the internet and healthcare has created many benefits for patients and healthcare providers, but has also created vulnerabilities that cyber criminals regularly attempt to exploit. Download NCSA’s Week 3 infographic and video to learn some of the most common ways patients and medical practitioners ...

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Security and Medical Devices

Are you using an implantable medical device such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, or infusion pump?  These devices are not as secure as you might expect.  October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is “Securing Internet connected devices in health care.”   Parts of this article appeared previously in posts from January 16, 2016 and April 11 2016.  We have come ...

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Guest Post – Internet Safety Guide For Seniors

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  This week’s theme is “Securing devices at home and work.”  Today’s guest article is by Brian Adams, and first appeared on VPNSmash.

The internet is full of potential dangers. From children to the elderly, it appears that no one is safe. Among the most vulnerable are the senior citizens. Seniors often have the most to lose in dangers involving the ...

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