Weekend Update

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

 Made a Fortune in BitCoin?  Be careful who you tell.

From Naked Security – Crypto Coins Robbed at Gunpoint.

Good old fashioned stick-ups still a possibility.

Watch out – fake support scams are alive and well this Christmas

Fake support scams – where the crooks help you “remove” malware you don’t have – are still a real problem. Take care over the holidays!

5 Romanian ransomware distributors arrested after police raid

I often am asked why these crooks aren’t arrested.  Well, they are, and here’s another account.  Five suspects; two ransomware strains; victims identified in both Europe and the US – cops swoop!

GPS is off so you can’t be tracked, right? Wrong

It’s not just your GPS that gives away your location, researchers have discovered

 Simple research tool detects 19 unknown data breaches

A security insight so simple you wonder why nobody has noticed it before.

Starbucks Wi-Fi hijacked customers’ laptops to mine cryptocoins

A 10-second delay when customers connected to the “free” Wi-Fi was harnessed for secret cryptocoin mining

What’s in your Android’s December security update?

Android has released two security bulletins for December containing mitigations and fixes for 47 vulnerabilities for all devices.



About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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