Weekend Update

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

 Top 9 Free Phishing Simulators

Looking to run a phishing attack against your team?  Here’s a article from Infosec institute on the top 9 free phishing simulation products.

Your Nigerian Prince is a 67 year old from Louisiana

Sure looks like a prince to me.  Like Prince Charles.  (Those ears!)  Michael Neu said that he started as a victim before switching sides to become a middleman in the scams.

Windows Meltdown patch: No more security updates for your PC if your AV isn’t compatible

Microsoft has updated its support notice to say that Windows computers will not receive any security updates at all until their AV software is certified compatible with the Spectre and Meltdown patches.

Wi-Fi security overhaul coming with WPA3

Nearly 14 years after it ratified the Wireless Protected Access 2 (WPA2), the Wi-Fi Alliance has given the world a peek at what might be coming next for wireless security.

FBI director says ‘unbreakable encryption is a public safety issue’

FBI director Christopher Wray is still fighting for encryption back door.  Hey Chris – how about giving us all keys to YOUR back door?  It’s exactly the same thing.  How come the cops don’t have keys to everybody’s house?  For “public safety reasons.”  Because it’s crazy, that’s why.  This is no different.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the security review

We take an objective look at the security angles in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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