Weekend Update

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

Bad bots detected on 100% of web login pages, here’s how to protect your business

We have written and spoken frequently about web site hijacking attacks.  Here is an article that shows that EVERY website is a target of automated attacks.  Every website with a login page faces Account Takeover attempts, which increase 300% after a data breach, according to Distil Networks.

Patch now! Microsoft and Adobe release critical security updates

…And the Microsoft vulnerabilities include 0-days. Get the patches now!

Twitter admits to password storage blunder – change your password now!

Twitter has been storing your password safely in its database – but not in its logs, where it’s been writing plaintext passwords by mistake.

10 bits of career wisdom for beginning cybersecurity professionals

Cybersecurity can be a demanding and rewarding field. Here are some tips for those just starting out, based on the experience of two seasoned security pros.

5 simple tips for better computer security

Small steps really can make a big impact.

Traditional firewalls fall short in protecting organizations, says survey

A new survey, sponsored by Sophos, asked IT managers how their firewall technology is working for them. The results are in

Cyber Attacks on Schools Ramp Up: 5 Ways Districts Can Fight Back

Malware attacks against school districts are increasing in volume and complexity. Take a look inside two recent incidents that wreaked havoc on school systems in North Carolina and Idaho, then discover five practical things IT pros at any organization can do to protect their networks.

AVCrypt Ransomware Attempts to Uninstall Antivirus Software

Researchers have spotted a new ransomware variant that attempts to delete and uninstall a variety of security features, including the infected machine’s antivirus software. The malware targets Malwarebytes and Windows Defender, specifically, but also attempts to identify and uninstall all other AV solutions, as well.



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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