Weekend Update

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


The Ransomware Victim that Hacked Back and Got the Keys to the Kingdom

The idea of hacking back against those who hack you has been called a lot of things. The terms “goofy idea” and “illegal” are some we’ve heard. But for a ransomware victim in Germany, you can add the words “sweet revenge.” And not just ...

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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 on ...

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Weekend Update

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


Shock Treatment: First Disruptive Cyber Attack Hits the U.S. Power Grid 

Firewalls crashing, communications lost, and the realization that this was not a technology failure of the U.S. power grid. It was a first-of-its-kind cyber-attack that reveals the risks of our increasingly connected infrastructure. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) revealed details of the new type ...

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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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Weekend Update

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


Programmer from hell plants logic bombs to guarantee future work

At some dark moment, have you ever wondered: what if the programmers are adding the bugs deliberately?


Yubico Security Keys with a Crypto Flaw

Wow, is this an embarrassing bug:  Yubico is recalling a line of security keys used by the U.S. government due to ...

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Weekend Update

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


Today’s Weekend Update is our 100th edition

Somehow we have published 100 of these Saturday cybersecurity news roundups.  Hope you have enjoyed them, and maybe learned a thing or two.  Leave a comment and the first 10 commentators will receive some WyzGuys swag.


Boeing 737-MAX Crashes Brought on by Flight Computers

A really scary article about what went ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from Bruce Schneier.


Why We Can’t Give the Cops Encryption Back Doors

Bruce Schneier explains once again why encryption back doors for cops means back doors for crooks too.  “The Crypto Wars have been waging off-and-on for a quarter-century. On one side is law enforcement, which wants to be able to break encryption, to access devices and communications of terrorists ...

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Guest Post – The Definitive Guide To VPNs – Part 4

Last week we took a deeper look at VPN services courtesy of a guest post from The Gadget Enthusiast.  This article concludes the series.

VPN and Torrenting

Torrents are just the files that contain the information related to other files and folders that are distributed across the computers. For example, if you want to download a movie using torrent, then a ...

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