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Weekend Update

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


Why open source software supply chain management is worse than you think

A Sonatype survey also found a 650% year-over-year increase in supply chain attacks aimed at upstream public repositories.


VMware patch bulletin warns: “This needs your immediate attention.”

“It is a matter of time before working exploits are available,” warns VMware.


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Weekend Update

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


Bruce Schneier Edition


Excellent Write-up of the SolarWinds Security Breach

[2021.08.30] Robert Chesney wrote up the Solar Winds story as a case study, and it’s a really good summary.

This one is a must read.


Surveillance of the Internet Backbone

[2021.08.25] Vice has an article about how ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Happy Friday the 13th

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  

Chef’s Special:  

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, examples of current ...

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Weekend Update

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


AA21-200B: Chinese State-Sponsored Cyber Operations: Observed TTPs

Original release date: July 19, 2021

Summary

This advisory uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) framework, Version 9, and MITRE D3FEND™ framework, version 0.9.2-BETA-3. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise for all referenced threat actor tactics and techniques and the D3FEND framework for referenced defensive tactics ...

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Weekend Update

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


The Invention of the Typewriter

On June 24, 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for something he called a “Type-Writing Machine.” The early tech resembled a piano and had 21 keys.

Find out how Sholes’ earliest keyboard evolved into today’s universal QWERTY system (named for the first six letters in the top row of keys).


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Weekend Update

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


Yes, There Really Is A Windows 11

Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more. A new version of Windows is officially on the way.


Urgent Alert –  WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

Storage-device maker advises customers to unplug My Book Lives ...

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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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Ransomware has become a successful criminal business

Ransomware is a form of malicious software designed to restrict users from accessing their computers or files until they pay a ransom to cybercriminals.  Ransomware typically operates through the crypto virology mechanism by using symmetric as well as asymmetric encryption to prevent users from performing managed file transfers or accessing particular files or directories.  The cybercriminals are using ransomware to lock files from being accessed assuming that the locked files ...

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