Weekend Update

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


ILOVEYOU: The Love Bug virus is 20 years old – could it happen again?

The Love Bug virus is 20 years old.  It was also known as ILOVEYOU because it spewed itself out in emails with those three words, jammed together as one, in the subject line.  This was one of the first mass mailing worms I ...

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Weekend Update

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


GoDaddy – “unauthorized individual” had access to login info

Web hosting behemoth GoDaddy just filed a data breach notification with the US state of California.

On May 4, 2020, GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest website hosting providers, disclosed that the SSH credentials of approximately 28,000 GoDaddy hosting accounts were compromised by an unauthorized attacker.

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Weekend Update

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


Bug fixes, patching, and update edition

Seems to be a lot of bug fixes going around.  Patches and updates are a critical part of good security.  Here are a few important ones.


Bug Bounty Programs Are Being Used to Buy Silence

Investigative report on how commercial bug-bounty programs like HackerOne, Bugcrowd, and SynAck are being ...

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Weekend Update

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


Ransomware attack forces 2-day shutdown of natural gas pipeline

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday said that an infection by an unidentified ransomware strain forced the shutdown of a natural-gas pipeline for two days.


Crypto AG Fallout: Cyber Rivals Call the U.S. ...

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Guest Post – WordPress Maintenance Checklist (Infographic)

Since my weblog is running on WordPress, and since about 25% of all websites run on WordPress, I often will post an article on WordPress security.  This guest post is not 100% web site security related, but configuration errors and similar mistakes can create vulnerabilities that often lead to an intrusion or breach.  Good website maintenance is an import part of the ...

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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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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 ...

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