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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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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