In our earlier post, we issued a warning to users of the Social Warfare plugin regarding a zero-day vulnerability affecting their sites. At this time, the plugin’s developers have issued a patch for the flaw. All users are urged to update to version 3.5.3 immediately.
The Last Week Tonight host launched an anti-robocalling robocalling campaign to force the FCC to put a stop to the pervasive, irritating calls.
The real Social Security people will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash, or put money on gift cards.
Estonia’s volunteer cyber-defense militia is offering advice to the US and Europe about preparing a civilian militia for defending against cyber-war.
Estonia’s militia of amateur IT workers, economists, lawyers, and other white-hat types are grouped in the city of Tartu, about 65 miles from the Russian border, and in the capital, Tallinn, about twice as far from it. The volunteers, who’ve inspired a handful of similar operations around the world, are readying themselves to defend against the kind of sustained digital attack that could cause mass service outages at hospitals, banks, and military bases, and with other critical operations, including voting systems. Officially, the team is part of Estonia’s 26,000-strong national guard, the Defense League.
03/19/2019 01:03 PM EDT The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has posted the February 14, 2019, Awareness Briefing on Chinese Malicious Cyber Activity. This webinar provides background and mitigation techniques on Chinese malicious cyber activity targeting managed service providers (MSPs).
CISA encourages MSPs and their customers to view the February 14, 2019, Awareness Briefing on Chinese Malicious Cyber Activity and to review the page on Chinese Malicious Cyber Activity for more information.
03/19/2019 02:14 PM EDT – All software products have a life-cycle. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running the Windows 7 operating system. After this date, this product will no longer receive free:
• Technical support for any issues
• Software updates
• Security updates or fixes
Computers running the Windows 7 operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. (Personal note – this is my favorite operating system of all time, regardless of platform. Gonna miss you, sweet Seven)
He was fired after four weeks, ripped off the credentials of former colleague “Speedy”, and will be mulling it all over for two years in jail.