What Happened to Klaus?

We are surrounded by helpful electronic female voices in the guises of Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Hello Google.  As a man, I find these soothing female assistants to be cheerful, calming, and reassuring, sort of like an electronic Mom.

While some people want to get into the inherent sexist gender bias of having all these helpers be female, here’s ...

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Guest Post – The Biggest Ever Cases of Bank Fraud Infographic

A guest post from Josh Wardini

Fintech Adoption: When Will the West Catch Up?

The floodgates of global investment for fintech startups did not open wide until after the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, the level of capital funding for these services has consistently increased.

Our friends at Fortunly attest that venture capitalists have always favored fintech startups in ...

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A New View of the Singularity

I have written a number of times about The Singularity, an occurrence in the potentially not too distant future, about 2030 to 2050, when one or more of our computer pals wakes up and becomes self-aware.  This Singular Artificial Intelligence would be capable of self-updating, making improvements faster and more powerfully, until it surpassed human intelligence.  The outcome could have profound ...

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66% of Small and Medium Size Business Leaders Are Delusional

The title may see a little harsh, but  a recent survey according to Keeper Security’s 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study is that 66% of SMB business leaders do not believe they will be victimized by at cyber-attack.  That’s two out of three business owners.  I would love to say I’m shocked, but my experience with my own clientele would confirm it.

According to the Poneman ...

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Weekend Update

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


IRS Warns of New Email Scam

Original release date: August 23, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning about a new email scam in which malicious cyber actors send unsolicited emails to taxpayers from fake (i.e., spoofed) IRS email addresses. The emails contain a link to a spoofed IRS.gov website that displays fake details about ...

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Is Drug Kingpin Paul Le Roux the Inventor of Bit-Coin?

Paul Calder Le Roux, a brilliant South African software programmer who ran the most successful and largely legal opioid marketing networks called RX Limited, and morphed into running a huge illegal international drugs and arms dealing empire that has ever been seen.  Since his arrest in 2012, he has been spending time in the custody of the DEA, ratting ...

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Federal Trade Commission Fines Equifax and Facebook

Hot on the heals on each other, Equifax and Facebook have each settled for large fines in unrelated privacy and data breach cases. All I can say is “about time” and “is that all?”

The FTC has fined Facebook $5 billion for data misuse and other issues related to Cambridge Analytica, the European GDPR, the last US Presidential Elections, and the Brexit campaign.  This ...

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Lateral Phishing – A New Threat to Business Email

Phishing is getting better and harder to detect.  One new trend is using hijacked business email accounts to pivot further into a business, by using the built in trust of the company’s email domain to send phishing emails that appear to come from coworkers.  These phishing emails from trusted sources are used to hijack other email accounts in the same company.  This techniques ...

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