WyzGuys Reaches a Milestone – 1000 Posts

Last Friday’s post was a milestone that we have been anticipating for a while.  We have written and published a thousand articles!  We started this web log on October 26, 2006, and have been writing for over a decade.

We got off to a slow start, and it took us a while to find our voice, and to specialize in cybersecurity.  In the beginning, we were a general computer technology blog.  And ...

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Scam Claims Your Tax Preparer Was Breached

We heard about a new twist all the Income Tax refund scam that is popular with cyber-criminals this time of year.  A March 27th email from the Minnesota Society of CPAs, warns about a scam that is appearing on the east coast, but could spread anywhere in the US.

“…the email scam claims a tax preparer has been victimized [or breached] and asks users to open a PDF ...

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Interesting DDoS Ransom Threat Arrives By Postal Mail

When you work in a cybersecurity organization that serves other business entities, every now and again you see something really unique.  This one crossed my desk on March 28th.  A client of ours received a letter by postal mail that threatened to shut them down with a distributed denial of service attack.  They are probably trying to avoid the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, but extortion by postal mail is a ...

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Apple Pushing Two-Factor Authentication

Users of the Apple iOS 10.3 phone operating system are being offered two-factor authentication (2FA) for their Apple IDs.  This offers an additional layer of security for iCloud data, too.

As we have discussed in previous posts, the benefits of 2FA are that your account cannot be breached with only a stolen password.  In addition to the password, a one-time passcode is required to ...

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Summer Cybersecurity Events in the Twin Cities

Summer in the Twin Cities finds a lot of cybersecurity seminars, events, and cons.  If you are a cybersecurity professional living in or near the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, here are several great opportunities to learn new things, stay current, in the field, network with associates, and earn CPE or CEUs for your certification maintenance.

Secure360 2017

May 16-17, 2017
Pre-conference: May 15, 2017

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For details ...

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The Top Cybersecurity Strategies That Prevent Targeted Attacks

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), there are seven strategies that will prevent 85% of targeted attacks.  To this list I have added a few of my favorites.

  • Password Manager Programs – If you are truly going to have dozens or hundreds of unique and long passwords, you will need the help of a password manager program to keep them all straight, and enter ...
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Securing Your Social Networks

Social networks are a tremendous source of personal information leakage.  Actually, more like a waterfall.  As we learned in the last post, attackers use social networks to perform reconnaissance against their chosen targets.  Since few of us are going to delete all our social network accounts and move of the grid, we have to find a way to live with ...

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