Weekend Update

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


The real reason for Windows 11

It’s all about security, and it’s going to be a costly upgrade — because most of us will need to buy new PCs to make it work.


Kaseya Provides Security Updates for VSA On-Premises Software Vulnerabilities

Original release date: July 12, 2021

Kaseya has released VSA version 9.5.7a for their ...

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Weekend Update

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


3 things you might not know about modern ransomware and how Nefilim makes money

Trend Micro case study explains how the new business model works and how the multistep attacks unfold.  A must read.


How could the ...

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Weekend Update

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


DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained the ...

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 Guest Post – Technology’s Impact on Our Homes and Lives

Since the first weapons were made from raw materials and the ability to manufacture fire was perfected, the unstoppable march of technology has had an undeniable impact on human culture and society. We are surrounded by technological innovation. From your automobile and the gadget you’re reading this on to your television, jet planes, and beyond, technology has transformed our environment ...

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Weekend Update

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


Truly Unhackable? New Computer Chip Could Put an End to ‘Patch and Pray’

Does the term unhackable send you into fits of laughter? Or make you wave your hand as if to dismiss the possibility without needing a second thought? Before you do either of those things—again—consider this: a new computer chip remains unhacked after DARPA and ...

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Weekend Update

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


And the beat goes on. As researches discover more about the SolarWinds and Exchange exploits, the discovery of similar related attacks was inevitable.


FBI-CISA Joint Advisory on Exploitation of Fortinet FortiOS Vulnerabilities

Original release date: April 2, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA have released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn ...

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Weekend Update

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


Robotic ‘Monster Wolf’ Protects Japanese Town From Bears

No bear interactions have been recorded in the town since the robots’ installation in September


Don’t let identity thieves take you for a ride

Read a real story of someone who forgot to lock his car one night. A thief took advantage ...

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Security and Medical Devices

Are you using an implantable medical device such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, or infusion pump?  These devices are not as secure as you might expect.  October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this week’s theme is “Securing Internet connected devices in health care.”   Parts of this article appeared previously in posts from January 16, 2016 and April 11 2016.  We have come ...

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If You Connect It, Protect It

Keeping our connected devices secure has become easier – and harder!  Easier because we have more tools to defend our online assets, and harder because the opposition has grown much larger and become more sophisticated.  And the enemy is not limited to criminals, there are terrorist groups, nation-state sponsored cyber operations teams, hacktivists, and other with malicious intent and nefarious schemes.

When I started writing this blog in October 2006, almost ...

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Weekend Update

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


AA20-209A: Potential Legacy Risk from Malware Targeting QNAP NAS Devices

Original release date: July 27, 2020

CISA and NCSC are investigating a strain of malware known as QSnatch, which attackers used in late 2019 to target Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices manufactured by the firm QNAP.

All QNAP NAS devices are potentially vulnerable to QSnatch malware if not ...

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