Weekend Update

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

Tomorrow is World Backup Day

March 31 is World Backup Day.  Monday is April Fool’s Day.  Coincidence?  I think not.  I you are one of the hold-outs who is going to get around to it someday, today is your chance.

Google reveals BuggyCow macOS security flaw

Google’s Project Zero researchers have revealed a “high severity” macOS security flaw nicknamed ‘BuggyCow’ which Apple appears to be in no rush to patch.

Comcast security nightmare: default ‘0000’ PIN on everybody’s account

Comcast customers beware!  It didn’t require an account PIN to switch carriers. Everybody uses 0000, it said, making it easier for customers… and phone hijackers.

Windows IoT Core exploitable via Ethernet

Microsoft’s IoT version of Windows is vulnerable to an exploit that could give an attacker complete control of the system.

Top 3 reasons cybersecurity pros are changing jobs

Training and certification offerings are becoming less effective in helping organizations retain security employees, according to an ISACA report.

Firefox picks up advertiser-dodging tech from Tor

Letterboxing comes straight from the Tor browser, and will help Firefox users avoid advertisers that follow them around the web.

Zuck says Facebook is becoming more “privacy focused”

Facebook’s planning a new, highly integrated platform and talking a lot about encrypted messaging.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 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. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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