Weekend Update

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


World’s first and oldest cybercrime (1830) predates electrical telegraphy.  Read how two French bond traders hacked France’s military semaphore telegraph.

Forget VPNfilter – here’s BACKLASH, a networking hack from way, way back

With a name like BACKLASH, you might think this hack comes from the era of mechanical devices, with gears and pulleys. You’d be right!


A pair of patching articles from Peter Herzog of ISECOM

Security: Getting Off The Patch part one

Security:  Getting Off The Patch part two


How to set up 2FA on eBay – go do it now!

Thankfully, since we first reported on it, eBay has binned its cumbersome 2FA procedure and replaced it a much easier process.


Your Firefox account can now be secured with 2FA

Mozilla is rolling out support for two-factor (or two-step) authentication for anyone who has a Firefox account.


BabaYaga: The WordPress Malware That Eats Other Malware

The team at WordFence published a white paper that provides a detailed breakdown of an emerging malware threat we have analyzed that has some unique capabilities. The malware, which they have dubbed BabaYaga, works to maintain a WordPress site it infects in good working order, including removing other malware variants that it finds.


Apple’s macOS 10.14 Mojave has big security and privacy updates: Here’s the list

Apple is beefing up efforts to protect their users from being tracked and hacked. Here’s how.


 

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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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