Weekend Update

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


Serious D-Link router security flaws may never be patched

Six routers with serious security flaws are considered end of life (EOL) and may never be updated.  The D-Link models affected are the DWR-116, DWR-140L, DWR-512, DWR-640L, DWR-712, DWR-912, DWR-921, and DWR-111, six of which date from 2013, with the DIR-640L first appearing in 2012 and the DWR-111 in ...

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Solving Problems with Multi-Factor Authentication

In our last post we looked at several problems you might encounter using two-factor or multi-factor authentication.  If you have two-factor authentication, or are thinking about using it, there are some additional steps you should take in case you lose your second factor and have to re-establish access.

  • How do I recover my account?  Learn this in advance of actual need.  Dig into your ...
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Problems with Multi-factor Authentication

I am admittedly a huge proponent of two-factor and multi-factor authentication.  For me, TFA, 2FA, and MFA have allowed the password some badly needed extended life as a secure authentication method.  With multi-factor authentication, losing your password to an attacker is not enough for them to gain access to and compromise a system, resource, or account.

Multi-factor authentication requires a user to log into ...

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It’s International Internet Day

Although not the anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s marvelous invention of the World Wide Web protocol ( that’s on March 11), International Internet Day celebrates the Internet and the limitless resources and capabilities it provides.  As I like to say, the Internet levels the playing field for everyone, as the many blogs, websites, e-commerce sites, on-line businesses, and learning ...

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Weekend Update

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


Symantec SSL Certificates No Longer Secure

If you have a Symantec certificate on your HTTPS website, Chrome 70 and Firefox 63 will both be disowning any web certificates signed by Symantec.  From this month forward, anyone with Chrome or Firefox who browses to a web page “secured” with a Symantec certificate will see an unequivocal warning insisting that ...

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Hoarders on the Internet – The Wayback Machine

The Internet Archive is an organization whose self-proclaimed task is to save a copy of everything on the Internet – forever.  If you want to see what a website looked like and the content it contained at a certain point in historical time, you can use the Wayback Machine to find it.  The Internet Archive is currently adding 4 petabytes (4 million gigabytes) per year to its treasure trove.

The Internet Archive ...

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