Weekend Update

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


Bruce Schneier Edition


Excellent Write-up of the SolarWinds Security Breach

[2021.08.30] Robert Chesney wrote up the Solar Winds story as a case study, and it’s a really good summary.

This one is a must read.


Surveillance of the Internet Backbone

[2021.08.25] Vice has an article about how ...

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Weekend Update

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


How safe is a quantum-safe virtual private network?

Verizon aims to find out by testing the technology, which is geared at enhancing encryption methods using session key exchange security mechanisms, the carrier said.


What’s going on with the ‘Great Resignation’?

By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsComputerworld
You’d better work ...
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Practical Tips for Securing Your Company’s WordPress Site

By Carla Lopez

Cyberattacks have been harming — and in some cases, crippling — small businesses across the globe ever since the internet became a thing, but especially over the last two years. And as security technology gets smarter and harder to crack, cybercriminals are also getting smarter and learning how to circumvent various security measures put into place. As ZenBusiness notes, “Digital tools make modern life easier, but they also invite new threats.” Hackers will go after ...

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Weekend Update

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


Is Your Company Using a FortiOS SSL VPN? Make Sure It Is Updated

Virtual private networks (VPNs) let remote employees securely connect to their companies’ networks. However, companies using Fortinet’s FortiOS SSL VPNs might be putting their networks at risk. Discover why using FortiOS SSL VPNs can be risky and what all companies need to do to ...

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Weekend Update

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


AA21-200B: Chinese State-Sponsored Cyber Operations: Observed TTPs

Original release date: July 19, 2021

Summary

This advisory uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework, Version 9, and MITRE D3FEND™ framework, version 0.9.2-BETA-3. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise for all referenced threat actor tactics and techniques and the D3FEND framework for referenced defensive tactics ...

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Weekend Update

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


The real reason for Windows 11

It’s all about security, and it’s going to be a costly upgrade — because most of us will need to buy new PCs to make it work.


Kaseya Provides Security Updates for VSA On-Premises Software Vulnerabilities

Original release date: July 12, 2021

Kaseya has released VSA version 9.5.7a for their ...

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Weekend Update

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


Yes, There Really Is A Windows 11

Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more. A new version of Windows is officially on the way.


Urgent Alert –  WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

Storage-device maker advises customers to unplug My Book Lives ...

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Guest Post – What exactly does “code obfuscation” imply?

Code obfuscation is the process of modifying an executable so that it is no longer valuable to a hacker while remaining fully functioning. Although the procedure may alter method instructions or metadata, it has no impact on the program’s output. To be clear, practically any code can be reverse-engineered with enough time and effort. On a number of ...

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