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 have ...

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Own an E-Commerce Business? Here’s How to Secure Customer Data

A guest post from From Siege Media

Data breaches are more or less becoming commonplace. In the last several years, companies the likes of Under Armour, Home Depot, Equifax, and even Target have fallen victim to ruthless cyber-attacks, resulting in the loss of profit, reputation, and customers. 

This obviously has a huge affect on ...

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Weekend Update

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


How to become a cybersecurity pro: A cheat sheet (free PDF)

As cybercriminals grow more sophisticated and news of major breaches reach headlines nearly daily, cybersecurity professionals are in high demand: There are currently nearly 3 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide, ISC(2) found.


Watch Out for North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

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Weekend Update

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


U.S. Cyber Command Shares 11 New Malware Samples

Original release date: September 8, 2019

U.S. Cyber Command has released 11 malware samples to the malware aggregation tool and repository, VirusTotal. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review U.S. Cyber Command’s VirusTotal page to view the samples. CISA also ...

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Weekend Update

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


Potential Hurricane Dorian Cyber Scams

Original release date: September 4, 2019

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise ...

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Weekend Update

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


FSB hackers drop files online

Russia is working to de-anonymize TOR.  A hacking group that distributed files stolen from a Russian contractor to the media last week has published some of the documents online.


IRS Reminds Tax Professionals: Create a Data Security Plan

Original release date: July 24, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ...

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Hash and Salt – A Recipe for Password Security

I love hash, especially corned beef hash, with a little salt.  Maybe a couple of poached or over-easy eggs perched on top.  Wait!  This is not a foodie blog!  That’s not what I am writing about today.  As it turns out, using a hash plus a salt is a great recipe for keeping passwords secure on a web server or an authentication database.

If your password has been extracted from a web ...

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Weekend Update

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


May the Fourth Be With You

It’s Star Wars Day!!  May the force be with you.  Jedis, Greys, and Sith unite for a day for video watching and beer.


Huge Win 10 version 1903 requires 32 GB to install

You might want to check your free space on your C drive before Patch Tuesday ...

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