Weekend Update

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

From the About Damn Time Dept.

Microsoft purges 3,000 tech support scams hiding on TechNet.  Google removes Tech Support Scam advertisers from their ad platform, too.

Microsoft has taken down thousands of ads for tech support scams that infested the company’s TechNet support domain. Google recently announced that it would require companies advertising tech support to sign up for its advanced verification process that subjects them to manual checks.

Disco Balls in Space

Outer space belongs to all of us.  Inevitably this means people can start putting all kinds of personal crap up there.  Like cremated human remains.  Lately a couple of artists added some “art” of their own creation.  Expect to see more of this trend.

Lego Group built a full-size, drivable Bugatti Chiron

This is the first time you might actually enjoy stepping on a Lego.  Built entirely of Lego Technics, and big enough for a human to drive it at speeds up to 20 kph.  Using Legos.

Understanding Firewalls for Home and Small Office Use

Original release date: September 10, 2018

When your computer is accessible through an internet connection or Wi-Fi network, it is susceptible to attack. However, you can restrict outside access to your computer—and the information on it—with a firewall.  Click through to read more.



About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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