Weekend Update

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


FTC warns Christmas buyers that smart toys are a security risk

Thinking of giving a young person an internet-connected ‘smart’ toy this Christmas? You may want to think again.


Targeting Military Veterans: 5 Ways Cybercriminals Are Scamming Them

They trained, they served, they protected us. Now, they’re being targeted by cybercriminals who prey on ...

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Weekend Update

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


The FBI Says Your TV Is Probably Spying On You

Last week, the FBI, that bastion of sage privacy and security advice, issued a blog post out of its Portland field office warning cyber Monday shoppers that their smart TV is a little too smart, and likely watches you as much as you watch it. The ...

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Weekend Update

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


Netflix account freeze – don’t click, it’s a scam!

The telltale signs are all there… but if you’re in a hurry, this Netflix scam passes the “visual appeal” test.


National Tax Security Awareness Week is December 2–6

Original release date: November 19, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released an article announcing that National ...

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Top Phishing Emails

Phishing continues to be the number one method that over 90% of cybersecurity incidents and breaches happen.  Cybersecurity Awareness Training and Phishing Simulation company KnowBe4 recently posted an article on their blog about the Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects.  Sharing this information with your staff is one way to limit the impact of these email exploits.

Here are the top subject lines used in emails by actual cyber-attackers.

Most Common ...

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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 such ...

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Weekend Update

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


FBI Releases Article on Think Before You Post Campaign

Original release date: September 5, 2019

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on their Think Before You Post campaign, designed to educate students on the use of social media and how to avoid making poor choices when posting, texting, or emailing thoughts or grievances that ...

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Beware of Scammers Exploiting Recent Events

It seems that every new event brings out a crop of scammers ready to exploit the gullible.  Several recent scams are using the Equifax breach settlement, and the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton to extract money from or deliver malware to their victims.

First, from KnowBe4, we have the details of several scams taking advantage of people attempting to get the $125 settlement payment they may be owed as a result of the Equifax ...

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