Weekend Update

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


More IoT nightmares – Hackable CloudPets pulled from Target, Walmart, Amazon and more

The S in HTTPS stands for Secure, so does the S in IoT.  The stuffed toys are stuffed with security problems that we’ve known about for over a year.


Busted by a Facebook ‘friend’ who’s an undercover cop? It’s legal!

Friending somebody means assuming the risk that they’re an undercover cop or informant.


60 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2018

From Varonis:  We’ve compiled 60 cybersecurity statistics to give you a better idea of the current state of overall security, and paint a picture of how potentially dire leaving your company unsecure can be.


Bad .Men at .Work. Please Don’t .Click

From Brian Krebs:  Web site names ending in new top-level domains (TLDs) like .men, .work and .click are some of the riskiest and spammy-est on the Internet, according to experts who track such concentrations of badness online.


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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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