Weekend Update

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

[INFOGRAPHIC] Introducing The Psychology of Passwords

From LastPass – It feels like almost every day there’s another data breach in the news, or a case of user credentials up for sale on the Dark Web. Despite the headlines, and repeated warnings from experts about weak passwords and the dangers of password reuse, users have yet to change their online behavior.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Behind the Internet Curtain

The Internet makes it possible for data to make a long and highly structured journey to be delivered to the end user.  Learn how it happens.

This Guy Hacked Hundreds Of Planes From The Ground

forbes.com @BlackHat – Researcher finds satellite communications equipment is vulnerable, allowing him to spy on planes, uncover secret military bases…

Installing Windows apps on Linux with Winepak

Jack Wallen discusses how the installation of Windows apps will soon no longer be a barrier to entry, thanks to Winepak.

Hackers can attack patient monitoring systems to alter vital signs in real time

McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team found a way to falsify patient vitals on a bedside monitor, which could seriously impact care.

The Computers That Changed the World

A Seattle computer museum keeps its vintage computers in working order, so that visitors can experience the evolution of the machine.

Spectre, Meltdown, Now “Foreshadow” – Oh My!

The hits just keep on coming for Intel chips and security flaws.  Read about the latest.



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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