Weekend Update

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


Cop awarded $585K after colleagues snooped on her via license database

A local story made the international press.  Why do Twin Cities and Minnesota cops think the driver’s license database is a dating app?  Krekelberg alleged that 58 fellow officers broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver’s license data without any reason.


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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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Cyber War is the Next Arms Race

Anyone who thinks were are not already at war in cyber-space is just not paying attention.  I have written extensively on the subject of cyber-war in this blog, most recently about the Estonian cyber-militia.  A list of those articles is below the video.

On April 22, 2019, Mikko Hypponen presented a keynote address titled The Next Arms Race.  A 58 minute video is included below.  ...

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WyzGuys the the Press

I am showing up online in places other than this blog, and I wanted to share two of the most recent mentions.

I was interviewed for an articles in Financier World magazine, and the article appears in the April 2019 issue.  The article is titled Cyber posture: the value proposition of security.

I recently reported on New WordPress Security Options, and my article was picked up and republished by ...

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Stupid Politicians – Australia Edition

Thank God this hasn’t happened here in the United States (yet).  It is not for lack of trying by US law enforcement agencies, though.  What am I talking about?  Australia recently passed the controversial and totally STUPID anti-encryption law called Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Act of 2018 (TOLA).

TOLA is supposed to ...

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Weekend Update

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


The Computer Programmer Who Ran a Global Drug Trafficking Empire

A new book uncovers the intricacies of Paul Le Roux’s cartel and how it fueled the opioid epidemic ravaging the U.S. today.  This facinating story is covered in detail on the Smithsonian website.  Or read Evan Ratliff’s new book The Mastermind.  I did, and the ...

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Global Cyber Threats to the United States

In our last post we singled out North Korea as a key source of cyber-war action against the United States and other countries.  But they are not the only countries that the US is actively engaged with in cyber-space.  On January 29, 2019, Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence, released a report to the Senate, titled Worldwide Threat Assessment of ...

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Weekend Update

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


OUCH! Ransomware Attack Via MSP Locks Customers Out of Systems

If your computer technical support is provided by an outside vendor, you need to know this.  We have warned about this problem before.

Earlier this week, an unidentified threat actor managed to launch a ransomware attack resulting in the encryption of between 1,500 to 2,000 endpoint ...

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Recovering From A Cybersecurity Incident

Ever feel like there should be a 12-step program for your cybersecurity career?  “Hello, I’m Bob and I’m a recovering cybersecurity professional.”  Doing the same old “defense in depth” stuff and still the barbarians get onto your network and wreak havoc.  Remember the definition of insanity?  “Doing the same thing and expecting different results.”  As with any 12-step program, the first step would ...

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