Weekend Update

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


September is National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared, Not Scared

Original release date: August 28, 2019

National Preparedness Month (NPM) promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.”

Although most people understand that being prepared is essential to getting through an emergency such as a natural disaster, there is less awareness about the ...

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Beating Surveillance Cameras

That fifteen minutes of fame that Andy Warhol promised us is getting much longer.  These days we have all become stars of the tiny screen.  The screens I am talking about are the monitors for all the CCTV and surveillance video cameras that are just about everywhere.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to make yourself invisible to ...

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Surveillance by Law Enforcement Reaches New Heights

Law enforcement agencies never stop complaining about how hard their jobs are. The crooks are using technology in criminal activities, and hiding themselves on the Internet using anonymizing proxies such as TOR, and VPNs.   And how it would be so much easier if they just could have a convenient “backdoor” to break encrypted messages.  The truth of the matter is that ...

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66% of Small and Medium Size Business Leaders Are Delusional

The title may see a little harsh, but  a recent survey according to Keeper Security’s 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study is that 66% of SMB business leaders do not believe they will be victimized by at cyber-attack.  That’s two out of three business owners.  I would love to say I’m shocked, but my experience with my own clientele would confirm it.

According to the Poneman ...

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Weekend Update

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


IRS Warns of New Email Scam

Original release date: August 23, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning about a new email scam in which malicious cyber actors send unsolicited emails to taxpayers from fake (i.e., spoofed) IRS email addresses. The emails contain a link to a spoofed IRS.gov website that displays fake details about ...

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