Weekend Update

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


“Ghosting” is making the hiring process harder.

You found the perfect candidate and are ready to make an offer, then your “purple unicorn” stops responding to phone calls, texts, and emails.  What gives?  Not a tech issue, but more an HR issue.  Still, if you can’t find qualified technical staff, this might be an issue.


So long! ‘The internet’s most inept criminal’ goes to jail

The FBI took six months to track him down – what they found was a disturbed hacker with “no skills”.


Money-eating cash machine RAT gobbles $17,500

“You dirty rat!”  RAT may be short for Remote Access Trojan, but the word also refers to a well-known type of rodent…Cash machine robbed by an actual rat.  The fuzzy kind.


US legislators put industrial control system security on the map

After a spate of attacks on industrial control systems (ICS), the US this week officially recognized the need to secure them with a new bill.  Legislation can’t stop hackers any more than it can stop bullets, but its a step in the right direction.


Twitter introduces another way for you to better secure your account

Twitter has added the ability to authenticate to the service using hardware tokens such as Yubico’s YubiKey.


WPA3 is here but how will it make Wi-Fi more secure?

New Wi-Fi security standards don’t come along very often but the Wi-Fi Alliance has just formally launched one, Wi-Fi Protected Access 3, or WPA3.


Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

07/09/2018 07:29 PM EDT  Original release date: July 09, 2018

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.


 

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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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