Weekend Update

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


Happy Independence Day

This is the day we celebrate our liberation from the King of England and the British Empire.  The United States was founded through civil disobedience and even warfare against a government that some considered oppressive and unfair.  Consider this: if the British crown had won, the “founding fathers” would have been considered terrorists, and hanged.  Your terrorists are ...

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Your Smartphone Is Tracking Your Every Move

The fact that your smartphone is tracking you should not be a surprise.  What is surprising is the astounding depth of detail that is collected about when and where you have been since the day you activated your phone.  Today I am going to show you how to uncover this information.  And delete it if you choose.

The iPhone and Significant Locations

If there is ...

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Weekend Update

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


Bogus Security Technology: An Anti-5G USB Stick

[2020.05.29] The 5GBioShield sells for £339.60, and the description sounds like snake oil:

…its website, which describes it as a USB key that “provides protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed ...

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Weekend Update

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


Life after lockdown: Your office job will never be the same–here’s what to expect

A near-future look at what office life may become, according to changes make at the offices of property company Cushman-Wakefield.  When you return to the office everything will look very different, and that’s just the beginning of a set of changes to how ...

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Sunday Funnies – How ‘Bout Dem Apples?

I love apples.   Might be my favorite fruit. (the other possibility is tomatoes, which are a FRUIT everyone thinks is a vegetable.  Fruits have seeds.  Vegetables have roots stems, or leaves.Grains and nuts don’t count, they are their own category.)

I  am a fan of crisp, tart, juicy varieites like the Haralson. Thankfully, there are organizations searching for, finding, and cultivating old legacy apple varieties ...

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Guest Post – Mac Threats Are On The Rise

In the past, Mac devices have largely been out of cybercriminals’ crosshairs. While hackers occasionally launched malware attacks against Mac machines, they targeted Windows devices much more often. But this is no longer the case.

For the first time, cyberthreats targeting Mac devices have outpaced those targeting Windows machines. In 2018, there was an average of 4.8 threats detected per Mac endpoint. In 2019, ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from reliable sources on the Internet.


Late Entry:  COVID-19 infection alert is fake.

Emails and text message about COVID-19 infections or information need to be treated with the utmost suspicion.  Do not click through the links, or with emails, open any attachments.

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Tomorrow Is Data Privacy Day

Keeping your information private is nearly impossible these days.  The Internet has turned us all into virtual blabbermouths oversharing everything.  And what we aren’t already sharing with wild abandon is being harvested, parsed, analyzed, stored in endless databases, and sold by big Internet companies.  Then that information is stolen by cyber-criminals and sold on the Dark Web.

The task of keeping our information private seems impossible, but there still are actions you ...

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Weekend Update

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


Mac users targeted by Lazarus ‘fileless’ Trojan

The Lazarus hacking group are trying to sneak a ‘fileless’ Trojan on to Apple computers, disguised as a fake cryptocurrency trading program.


[Heads-Up] In Just 3 Months, Google Alerted 12,000 People About Phishing Attacks by Nation-States

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) delivered thousands of alerts of government-backed ...

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