Weekend Update

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


[INFOGRAPHIC] Introducing The Psychology of Passwords

From LastPass – It feels like almost every day there’s another data breach in the news, or a case of user credentials up for sale on the Dark Web. Despite the headlines, and repeated warnings from experts about weak passwords and the dangers of password reuse, users have yet to change their online behavior.


[INFOGRAPHIC] Behind the Internet Curtain

The Internet makes it possible for data to make a long and highly structured journey to be delivered to the end user.  Learn how it happens.


This Guy Hacked Hundreds Of Planes From The Ground

forbes.com @BlackHat – Researcher finds satellite communications equipment is vulnerable, allowing him to spy on planes, uncover secret military bases…


Installing Windows apps on Linux with Winepak

Jack Wallen discusses how the installation of Windows apps will soon no longer be a barrier to entry, thanks to Winepak.


Hackers can attack patient monitoring systems to alter vital signs in real time

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team found a way to falsify patient vitals on a bedside monitor, which could seriously impact care.


The Computers That Changed the World

A Seattle computer museum keeps its vintage computers in working order, so that visitors can experience the evolution of the machine.


Spectre, Meltdown, Now “Foreshadow” – Oh My!

The hits just keep on coming for Intel chips and security flaws.  Read about the latest.


 

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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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