The PC World Meets the PC World

Are some common cybersecurity terms racist?  Is the personal computer world being attacked by the politically correct world?  It seems that’s the accusation being leveled against the terms “blacklist” and “whitelist.”

In a recent post, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced that it is changing the way it talks about the good and the bad in cybersecurity. ...

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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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Anyone Can Buy DIY Malware Kits

If you think it seems like there is more activity, attacks, and exploits from cyber-criminals and other bad actors, you may be right.  Malware exploits can be easily bought online as kits complete with installation assistance and technical support.  Just as the business web is moving everything to “The Cloud” with AaaS (Anything as a Service), the denizens of the Dark ...

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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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