Weekend Update

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

Malware Displaying Porn Ads Discovered in Game Apps on Google Play

Google removed 60 games that contained code to display porn pop-ups and other malicious activities.  Click through to see list of bad apps.  If you installed any of them, you will need to remove these yourself.

Visa joins other major credit cards in getting rid of signature requirement

The days of signing the receipt after a credit card purchase are numbered.  Visa, the largest U.S. credit card issuer, became the last of the major credit card companies to announce its plan to make signatures optional.

How to set up 2FA on your Facebook account

As Facebook continues to embed itself into the fabric of our social and online lives – or, perhaps it’s more correct to say, as we let Facebook continue to embed itself in our lives – it’s increasingly important that we keep our accounts safe from unauthorized use.

Police give out infected USBs as prizes in cybersecurity quiz

Quiz winners at a data security expo were given USBs, which been accidentally infected with executable malware files.  This is the classical definition of Trojan Horse.

Netflix phishing campaign goes after your login, credit card, mugshot and ID

Netflix phishing campaign goes for login, credit card, mugshot and ID.  If you have a Netflix account, you need to be watching for this.  Already happened?  You will need to change your password.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 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. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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