Weekend Update

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


Happy St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick  is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.


Critical Flash update. Patch now!

Can you really take another three years of this?


Single Sign-On authentication – the bug that lets you logon as someone else

Logon security company Duo recently found a flaw in its own authentication gateway – a bug that affected numerous other vendors, too.


“Misguided” hacking bill threatens to ice security researchers, say critics

Our tax dollars at work – screwing things up as usual.  The bill could criminalize security researchers for non-malicious poking around.


You have five months to switch your website to HTTPS

Starting in July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’.


WordPress denial-of-service attacks – how real is the problem? [VIDEO]

Reports suggest that “29% of all websites are easy to DoS” thanks to what’s being called a WordPress security flaw – here are the facts.


 

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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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