Weekend Update

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


Windows 10 security can be bypassed by Settings page weakness

The file type used by Windows 10’s settings page can be used to trick Windows into running files it’s supposed to block.


Here are the 4 best ways to train employees for better cybersecurity

87% of companies experienced an email-based threat in the past year, while 35% have been hit by ransomware, according to a Barracuda report.


FBI arrests 74 in global Business Email Compromise takedown

After years of laughing in the face of victims BEC scammers have taken one on the chin.


Smart TVs are spying on you through your phone

IoT devices like smart TVs are frighteningly insecure.  Now they spy on us too.  Smart TVs in millions of homes are using other devices on the same network in order to snitch on everything you watch and everywhere you go, in the name of marketing.  Just a matter of time before this information is stolen by cyber-thieves.


 

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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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