The PC World Meets the PC World

Are some common cybersecurity terms racist?  Is the personal computer world being attacked by the politically correct world?  It seems that’s the accusation being leveled against the terms “blacklist” and “whitelist.”

In a recent post, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced that it is changing the way it talks about the good and the bad in ...

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Weekend Update

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


GoDaddy – “unauthorized individual” had access to login info

Web hosting behemoth GoDaddy just filed a data breach notification with the US state of California.

On May 4, 2020, GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest website hosting providers, disclosed that the SSH credentials of approximately 28,000 GoDaddy hosting accounts were compromised by an unauthorized attacker.

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Tomorrow is World Password Day

I have been predicting the death of the password for several years now, but all of us are still using them, even if they are easily stolen, cracked, or bypassed.  A password by itself is not all that secure anymore.  But there are several simple steps you can take to make them more secure.

Do not:

  • Do not use personal information. Information such as  your name, or the name of your pet, ...
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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 ...

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