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.


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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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.


Bogus Security Technology: An Anti-5G USB Stick

[2020.05.29] The 5GBioShield sells for £339.60, and the description sounds like snake oil:

…its website, which describes it as a USB key that “provides protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or ...

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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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Why Do I Need a VPN?

Did you know that most traffic across the Internet travels in an unencrypted state.  And when you make an open wireless connection  in a coffee bar or other public location, the radio connection is unsecured and  unencrypted, too.  This traffic travels as plain text, and can be read by anyone with the skills to intercept the traffic and open the data packets.

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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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Would You Give This Guy Your House Keys?

This guy is Jeff Bezos, the CEO of the gargantuan super-retailer Amazon.com. Would you give him the keys to your house?  No?  Well now you can!  Amazon recently launched their new Amazon Key service, a smartphone app controlled door lock.  As an Amazon Prime member myself, I have received several emails about this new product.  My first thought was “what could possibly ...

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