Weekend Update

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


How to Sanitize Electronics During COVID-19 Pandemic

Usually when I am talking about sanitizing a computer, I am talking about irreversibly deleting all the personal data.  If you work on a computer, especially a SHARED COMPUTER, the keyboard and mouse needs to be sanitized periodically.  A keyboard can have more germs than a toilet seat, and is ...

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Scam Week – How Scammers Get Paid

When a scammer gets your money, it is usually gone for good.  There are many ways that scammers use to receive payments from their victims, and often they will use methods that are unusual, such as gift cards, bitcoin, or other currency substitutes.

Today I will describe the different payment methods, and what advantages they offer the scammer.  What a ...

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Scam Week – Don’t Fall For Scams

Have you fallen for an online or telephone scam? How much money did you lose?  I’ve personally known of two cases where the amount lost was $500 and $16,000, but scammers often get more.

If you are above the age of 55, you most certainly have been targeted by telephone callers and cyber-scammers, and received emails, text messages, Facebook messages, ...

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Sunday Funnies – Fuse Replacement Guide

Found this on Pinterest.  My favorite is the rifle bullet (audio-visual auto alert).  I read a story in the Darwin Awards about a guy who used a 22 bullet as a replacement for an automotive fuse.  When it fired it shot him in the testicles.  The Darwin Awards are given to men and the occasional woman who does something stupid that results in them leaving the available gene pool, thereby improving the ...

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“Sandworm” Is The True Story About Russian Cyberwarfare

Last month I read the book Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers, by Andy Greenberg, senior writer for Wired magazine.  If you want to understand how cyber-war has changed the face of military operations in the 21st century, this book explains everything.  This book has put the threat of ...

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