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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Remote Desktop Protocol is Still a Top Attack Vector

Phishing for login credentials may still be the way most network breaches happen, but insecure use of remote desktop protocol is another favorite vulnerability used by attackers to enter a network..  Sophos Naked Security reported their findings on the use of RDP or the Remote Desktop Protocol as a launch vector for accessing and compromising ...

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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.


Cyber war meets real war.

Israel Responds To Cyber Attack With Air Strike On Cyber Attackers In World First

And from Bruce Schneier and Wired.


Microsoft Releases Security Updates to Address Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Original release date: May 16, 2019

Microsoft has released security ...

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Millions of Chinese-made IoT Devices Easily Hacked says Brian Krebs

If you bought a security camera, webcam, baby monitor, smart doorbell, digital video recorder or other IoT device manufactured in China, there is bad news.  Security flaws have been discovered that can easily  allow an attacker remote access, remote control, and password discovery on affected systems.  These devices can also be hijacked to use in a variety exploits including eavesdropping through ...

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Weekend Update

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


Hacked tornado warning systems leave Texans in the dark

Add this latest public warning system sabotage to a growing list of fear-and-panic-spreading hacking incidents.


You left WHAT on that USB drive?!

Nudies, taxes, and memos – oh, my! Research shows that even if we think we’ve deleted content on the sticks, we’re leaving all ...

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New Attacks Against SCADA, ICS, and Industrial Safety Control Systems

This can’t be good.  Klaxons sounding at the chemical plant only meant one thing, that the automatic safety systems were not working and that a dangerous explosion was immanent.  The explosion would release a toxic cloud of hydrogen sulfide gas that would kill everyone at the plant and hundreds of people living nearby.

A movie scene?  A spy novel plot?  Unfortunately not, this is an actual event that took place in Saudi ...

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Weekend Update

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


Tomorrow is World Backup Day

March 31 is World Backup Day.  Monday is April Fool’s Day.  Coincidence?  I think not.  I you are one of the hold-outs who is going to get around to it someday, today is your chance.


Google reveals BuggyCow macOS security flaw

Google’s Project Zero researchers have revealed a “high ...

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