Weekend Update

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

 Another baby monitor is allowing strangers to spy on children

Researchers say Mi-Cam is easy to hijack: turn it off to keep the kids from being eyeballed by prying eyes or chatted up by strangers.

5 signs you may be talking to a bot

Twitter has been under increased scrutiny lately for hosting hundreds of thousands of accounts that seem to be legitimately owned by real people, but in fact are just “bots,” or automated accounts, that are created en masse to flood the platform – usually to espouse political beliefs.

5 Things to Know About SpaceX First Internet Satellite Launch

With the launch of Falcon Heavy and its cherry red Tesla Roadster completed, SpaceX is on to its next mission.  After multiple delays, it is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on February 22 9:17 AM ET, carrying an advanced radar satellite and two test internet satellites up into space. A live stream of the event can be watched above.



About the Author:

Cybersecurity guru to business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area. Computer security and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. In 2013 I completed a course of study and certification exam to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In 2016 I was certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at Computer Integration Technologies, I help our clients experience high levels of computer security, network security, and web site security. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. 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. The views expressed on this Web site are mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

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