Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Google Search Fails Again

Chef’s Special:  Sophos Phishing Top Ten

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.

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Your Smartphone Is Tracking Your Every Move

The fact that your smartphone is tracking you should not be a surprise.  What is surprising is the astounding depth of detail that is collected about when and where you have been since the day you activated your phone.  Today I am going to show you how to uncover this information.  And delete it if you choose.

The iPhone and Significant Locations

If there ...

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Guest Post – Internet Safety for Kids (A Parent’s Guide) Part 2

Where can online dangers for our children occur?  Keeping our kids safe and secure on the Internet has always been a challenge, but the difficulty has only increased because of the pandemic and our new normal of Safe At Home, Work From Home, and remote schooling.  Our kids are online more than ever.  As parents, we need to be aware of the ...

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Guest Post – Internet Safety for Kids (A Parent’s Guide) Part 1

What dangers exist online?  Keeping our kids safe and secure on the Internet has always been a challenge, but the difficulty has only increased because of the pandemic and our new normal of Safe At Home, Work From Home, and remote schooling.  Our kids are online more than ever.  As parents, we need to be aware of the dangers and diligent about ...

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Weekend Update

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


AA20-006A: Potential for Iranian Cyber Response to U.S. Military Strike in Baghdad

Original release date: January 6, 2020

Summary

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is sharing the following information with the cybersecurity community as a primer for assisting in the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure in light of the current tensions between the Islamic Republic ...

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Weekend Update

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


End of an Era – Microsoft is Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Original release date: October 17, 2019

Personal note:  Windows 7 has been, and may always be, my favorite operating system of all time.  I have come to respect Windows 10, and of course I use it every day, but I ...

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The Increasing Use of Mobile Spyware Apps

Never in human history has there been a platform for tracking, eavesdropping, reconnaissance, and surveillance like the smartphone.  With the right malware or phone store app, a marketing company, suspicious spouse, parent, nation-state cyber-spy, or your own government or law enforcement agency can easily spy on anyone carrying a smartphone.  Mobile devices often provide a bridge between a target’s personal life and ...

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Weekend Update

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


Detecting Credit Card Skimmers

Modern credit card skimmers hidden in self-service gas pumps communicate via Bluetooth. There’s now an app that can detect them:

The team from the University of California San Diego, who worked with other computer scientists from the University of Illinois, developed an app called Bluetana ...

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Hack Turns iPhones and Android phones into Ultimate Surveillance Tool

If you visited certain websites with your iPhone (or Android or Windows device**) over the last two years, it is possible that your iPhone downloaded and installed malware that allowed attackers to intercept and record everything you did and everywhere you went with your iPhone.  This includes real-time location information, all your emails and messaging (including encrypted versions ...

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