Can Your Wireless Keyboard Be Hacked?

Did you know that wireless devices almost always present a security vulnerability?  Wireless signals pass through the air and can be intercepted and read by a savvy attacker.  To protect wireless communication sessions, usually the wireless link is protected with some form of encryption.  Last week I was teaching a CISSP class, and we were discussing the security vulnerabilities inherent in wireless networking, when one of the students asked if wireless keyboards are secure.  The research I did while answering ...

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Weekend Update

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


Safety and Security While Video Conferencing with Zoom

With much of the world shifting to working from home due to public health concerns with COVID-19, video conferencing is booming. Businesses, and even schools, are turning to platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google hangouts and other technologies to stay connected.


5 things ...

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Weekend Update

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


[INFOGRAPHIC] Introducing The Psychology of Passwords

From LastPass – It feels like almost every day there’s another data breach in the news, or a case of user credentials up for sale on the Dark Web. Despite the headlines, and repeated warnings from experts about weak passwords and the dangers of password reuse, users have yet to change their ...

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Two Easy Ways To Breach Company Networks

Bad news – your small business network is easy for an attacker to access, and for most of you there are two or more exploitable attacker vectors.  A recent report from Positive Technologies analyzed the results of 22 penetration tests on companies from finance, transportation, retail, and even information technology.  All of the companies were breached with little difficulty.  The two easiest methods of unauthorized network access were not terribly surprising:  Wi-Fi networks, and company employees.

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WPA3 Encryption to Improve Wi-Fi Security

With the expanded use of wireless networks connecting business computers, home computers, smartphone and tablets, and the ever expanding list of smart IoT devices, strong wireless network security is more important than ever.  Fortunately there is a new wireless security protocol, WPA3, that will fix some of the weaknesses inherent in the current standard, WPA2.

Wireless security is all ...

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Weekend Update

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


“Ghosting” is making the hiring process harder.

You found the perfect candidate and are ready to make an offer, then your “purple unicorn” stops responding to phone calls, texts, and emails.  What gives?  Not a tech issue, but more an HR issue.  Still, if you can’t find qualified technical staff, this might be an issue.


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Sunday Funnies – Funny SSID Names

Here are some clever ideas for funny wireless network names.  Also called a Service Set Identifier or (SSID).  Plus a funny story about one of those names.

From Naked Security:  Why ‘remote detonator’ is a bad name for your Wi-Fi network.  Police and a bomb sniffing dog were called.

Top fifty funniest SSID names: (from buyvia.com)

Here are the top ten:

  1. It Burns When IP
  2. I’m Under Your Bed
  3. Pretty ...
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What Security Advice Do The Experts Offer?

I recently read an article from Heimdal Security about online safety.  In this article Heimdal had asked 18 experts in the field of cybersecurity for their top 3 ideas about how to stay secure.  The contributors included top cybersecurity professionals from several anti-malware companies, security bloggers, and cybersecurity industry professionals.  The original article is here.

What I found interesting were ...

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Weekend Update

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


70k minimum wage has been a profound success and failure – two years later

Tech company Gravity Payments instituted a $70 K minimum wage two years ago.  It has long been my personal contention that the drop in real starting wages (against inflation) coupled with ...

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