Weekend Update

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

Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play

Google removed 60 games that contained code to display porn pop-ups and other malicious activities.  Click through to see list of bad apps.  If you installed any of them, you will need to remove these yourself.

Visa joins other major credit cards in getting rid of signature requirement

The days of signing the receipt after a credit card purchase are numbered.  Visa, the largest U.S. credit card issuer, became the last of the major credit card companies to announce its plan to make signatures optional.

How to set up 2FA on your Facebook account

As Facebook continues to embed itself into the fabric of our social and online lives – or, perhaps it’s more correct to say, as we let Facebook continue to embed itself in our lives – it’s increasingly important that we keep our accounts safe from unauthorized use.

Police give out infected USBs as prizes in cybersecurity quiz

Quiz winners at a data security expo were given USBs, which been accidentally infected with executable malware files.  This is the classical definition of Trojan Horse.

Netflix phishing campaign goes after your login, credit card, mugshot and ID

Netflix phishing campaign goes for login, credit card, mugshot and ID.  If you have a Netflix account, you need to be watching for this.  Already happened?  You will need to change your password.


About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Serving small business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area since 2001. Cybersecurity and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. I hold several cybersecurity certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Advanced Security Pratitioner (CASP), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Other computer industry certifications include A+, Network+ and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of security on their computers, networks, and websites. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. I am a frequent speakers at cybersecurity conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference, the (ISC)2 World Congress, and the ISSA International Conference, and many local community organizations, Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2008.

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