Weekend Update

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


Cyber Attack Made Easy: ‘An 8th Grader Could Have Hacked’ Colonial Pipeline

Here is something you never want to hear about your company after a ransomware attack: “I mean, an eighth-grader could have hacked into that system.” Which company was this about about? Colonial Pipeline. The person speaking authored a $1.8 million information governance report for the ...

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Weekend Update

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


Some good news for a change.

3 Native American tribes use Nokia tech to bring 4G and 5G to remote towns in four states

Tribes in Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and California will use hardware originally designed for private 5G networks.


FBI-DHS-CISA Joint Advisory on Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Cyber Operations

Original release date: April ...

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Weekend Update

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

Many of today’s posts are from Bruce Schneier.


Serious Security: Mac “XcodeSpy” backdoor takes aim at Xcode devs

Just one tiny line of script in your Xcode project – and you’ve been pwned!

The hacked version of Xcode would add malware into iOS apps when they were compiled on an infected system, without infecting the source code of the ...

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Weekend Update

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


2-15 – ENIAC was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania on February 15, 1946 and was heralded as a “Giant Brain” by the press.


Verify Your Valentine

Original release date: February 11, 2021

This Valentine’s Day, before you go looking for love in all the wrong chat rooms, CISA reminds users to be wary of internet romance ...

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Weekend Update

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


Online Holiday Shopping Scams

Original release date: November 24, 2020

With more commerce occurring online this year, and with the holiday season upon us, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds shoppers to remain vigilant. Be especially cautious of fraudulent sites spoofing reputable businesses, unsolicited emails purporting to be from charities, and unencrypted financial transactions.

CISA encourages ...

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Best Programming Languages for Cybersecurity Professionals

Do you find your cybersecurity career is limited by your inability to program?  Few of the cybersecurity professionals I know personally know how to program, with the exception of those who work in a programming environment.  If you are considering learning to program, what languages are best for a cybersecurity career?  Do you need more than one? Where is the best place to start?

Prepare by setting up a couple practice ...

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Weekend Update

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


CISA Releases Securing Industrial Control Systems: A Unified Initiative

Original release date: July 7, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released its five-year industrial control systems (ICS) strategy: Securing Industrial Control Systems: A Unified Initiative. The strategy—developed in collaboration with industry and government partners—lays out CISA’s plan to improve, unify, ...

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Laptops With Linux Pre-Installed

Even though the Linux operating system is somewhat more secure than either Windows or even the allegedly “hacker-proof” Mac operating systems, and considerably less expensive to use, it has never been taken up by a significant number or average, every-day users.

Linux has always suffered a bit from being a DIY operating system, with a reputation for requiring some major computer chops ...

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Weekend Update

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


Police Warn of New ‘Line-Trapping Technology’ Being Used to Scam People Over the Phone

From CyberHeist News

A new piece of sophisticated technology is being used by fraudsters to scam unsuspecting people over the phone. Police said a woman in the York Region received a call earlier this month and was told by the scammers she had been a victim of ...

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