Weekend Update

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

ST17-001: Securing the Internet of Things

11/16/2017 04:52 PM EST  Original release date: November 16, 2017

The Internet of Things refers to any object or device that sends and receives data automatically through the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things” includes tags (also known as labels or chips that automatically track objects), sensors, and devices that interact with people and share information machine to machine.  Read more…

Vulnerabilities in Formidable Forms, Duplicator and Yoast SEO Plugins

Security vulnerabilities have been discovered in three popular WordPress plugins: Formidable Forms, Duplicator and Yoast SEO. The Premium version of Wordfence protects against all of them, even if you haven’t upgraded your plugins yet. We do recommend that you update immediately regardless.

Apple’s Face ID security fooled by simple face mask

A Vietnamese security company called Bkav claims it successfully bypassed Face ID authentication on Apple’s flagship iPhone X using – wait for it – a mask.

FCC: robocalls can go get BLOCKED

Robocall blocking, a dream come true?  But, it could come at a price



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