Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  FedEx Delivery Phish

Chef’s Special:  Lazarus Spear Phishing

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, examples of ...

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Best Programming Languages for Cybersecurity Professionals

Do you find your cybersecurity career is limited by your inability to program?  Few of the cybersecurity professionals I know personally know how to program, with the exception of those who work in a programming environment.  If you are considering learning to program, what languages are best for a cybersecurity career?  Do you need more than one? Where is the best place to start?

Prepare by setting up a couple practice ...

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Libertarian Party Comes Out In Support of BitCoin

This is reprinted from an email I received from the Libertarian Party on Monday August 24th.

Cryptocurrency has been on an historic run in recent days, reaching heights not seen in years and positioning itself as a hedge against economic uncertainty to rival more traditional safe harbors like gold and silver. As central banks continue printing off ream after ream of fiat currency, ...

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Weekend Update

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


North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: August 19, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified a malware variant—referred to as BLINDINGCAN—used by North Korean actors.


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Stages of a Career in Technology and Cybersecurity – Part 2

On Monday I started this two-part article on developing a career in Information Technology or Cybersecurity.  This advice could apply to  any technical field.  In the first part,  started out covering the basics, and if you missed that part you might want to check out Monday’s post before continuing.

That said, looking back on my career, I see the different stages that are a great career progression ...

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Stages of a Career in Technology and Cybersecurity – Part 1

As it happens I have had a wonderful 20 year career in Information technology and cybersecurity, and the career continues with new adventures.   While thinking about my IT career, I came to see it as a succession of steps.

For people just starting an IT or cybersecurity career, especially students in high school and college, your teachers and professors will place a lot of emphasis on planning your career and work ...

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Sunday Funnies – Explaining Politics

As we pull into the Silly Season, where we choose the future leaders of our country from a pack of liars, I am dedicating Sunday Funnies to lampooning the process through sarcasm and satire.  Let’s try to remember that sarcasm and satire are honored parts of the comedy profession.  I know these days we are ready to be offended by anything, and ready to attack.  Please resist that urge.  I hope you enjoy some of these panels.  A lot of ...

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Weekend Update

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


DevSecOps tutorial: What is it, and how can it improve application security?

Dr. David Brumley, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University and CEO of ForAllSecure, explains what DevSecOps is and how companies can use it to improve application security by designing security in from the start.  Read interview…


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