Weekend Update

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


Police Warn of New ‘Line-Trapping Technology’ Being Used to Scam People Over the Phone

From CyberHeist News

A new piece of sophisticated technology is being used by fraudsters to scam unsuspecting people over the phone. Police said a woman in the York Region received a call earlier this month and was told by the scammers she had been a victim of ...

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How GPS Has Changed Our Lives

Almost everyone is familiar with the Global Positioning System, or GPS.  We have GPS services available to us in are smartphone, and in many cases, in that computer on wheels, our automobile.  GPS allows us to navigate, to travel from one point to another without the need for paper maps.

GPS was originally developed for the US military, and for quite ...

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Russia Creates A National Internet

Back on March 1 2019, I reported that Russia was planning to disconnect itself from the Internet.  On November 1, 2019, the Russian Federation decreed that all Russian ISPs are required to route Internet traffic through special gateway routers run by Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzo.

The stated goal is to protect Russia from major cyber-attacks from bad actors or other nation-state run cyber ...

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Own an E-Commerce Business? Here’s How to Secure Customer Data

A guest post from From Siege Media

Data breaches are more or less becoming commonplace. In the last several years, companies the likes of Under Armour, Home Depot, Equifax, and even Target have fallen victim to ruthless cyber-attacks, resulting in the loss of profit, reputation, and customers. 

This obviously has a huge affect ...

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Corporate Execs Fear the Phish

A recent report says that 75% of corporate executives believe what 100% of cybersecurity professionals know:  phishing emails represent the greatest cyber-threat to business computer systems and networks.  Humans are still the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain.  Cybersecurity awareness training and simulated phishing testing is seen as the most effective way to improve detection and avoidance in employees.  To be truly effective training frequency should happen quarterly, but often ...

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