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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Hack Turns iPhones and Android phones into Ultimate Surveillance Tool

If you visited certain websites with your iPhone (or Android or Windows device**) over the last two years, it is possible that your iPhone downloaded and installed malware that allowed attackers to intercept and record everything you did and everywhere you went with your iPhone.  This includes real-time location information, all your emails and messaging (including encrypted versions such ...

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Weekend Update

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


September is National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared, Not Scared

Original release date: August 28, 2019

National Preparedness Month (NPM) promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.”

Although most people understand that being prepared is essential to getting through an emergency such as a natural disaster, there is less awareness about the ...

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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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Guest Post – What Map Apps Track (and How to Get Them to Stop) – Part 2

A lot of very specific location information is being collected about you, me, and every other smartphone user.  The image at left shows everywhere I have been in the last four years, courtesy of Google location services.  If you would like to find out what is being collected about you, and how to make it stop, the last article and this article will ...

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Weekend Update

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


The US is reportedly seeding Russia’s power grid with malware

The US is alleged to have been quietly planting malware throughout Russia’s energy networks in response to years of Russian attacks on its own power grid.

My comment:  Anybody who wonders why the bad guys are always attacking the US, well, it’s because we are doing it to ...

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Weekend Update

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


North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: April 10, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified a Trojan malware variant—referred to as HOPLIGHT—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security ...

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