Weekend Update

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


More IoT nightmares – Hackable CloudPets pulled from Target, Walmart, Amazon and more

The S in HTTPS stands for Secure, so does the S in IoT.  The stuffed toys are stuffed with security problems that we’ve known about for over a year.


Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’ who’s an undercover cop? It’s legal!

Friending somebody means assuming the risk that they’re an undercover cop or informant.


60 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2018

From Varonis:  We’ve compiled 60 cybersecurity statistics to give you a better idea of the current state of overall security, and paint a picture of how potentially dire leaving your company unsecure can be.


Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click

From Brian Krebs:  Web site names ending in new top-level domains (TLDs) like .men, .work and .click are some of the riskiest and spammy-est on the Internet, according to experts who track such concentrations of badness online.


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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 Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, 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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