Weekend Update

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

Microsoft lets Windows users off the update leash

Microsoft has announced some big changes that will finally give Windows users more control over updates and releases.

Firefox draws battle lines against push notification spam

Mozilla doesn’t yet know how to solve the problem of website push notification spam in the Firefox browser, but it’s working on it.  For now, just say NO!

Hoax! Nope, hackers aren’t posting invisible sexual videos on your wall

A Facebook hoax from 2011 is doing the rounds again. Don’t fall for it, do something useful instead.

How the CIA Turned the Tables on Soviet Industrial Espionage  [Video]

Thanks to information provided by President Mitterrand of France, the U.S. knew the U.S.S.R. was stealing tech. Now, the C.I.A. had a plan—adjust the technology being stolen so it ended up sabotaging their rivals. (4:15)

Android banking and finance apps’ security found wanting

A new report claims that mobile finance apps are littered with security bugs.

Assessing third-party vendor risk: Top 6 challenges

Third-party cyber threats are impacting major business decisions, according to a BitSight and CeFPro report. Here are some of the biggest challenges.

Is your hard drive exposed online?

Over 13,500 internet-connected storage devices have been exposed online by users who didn’t set passwords for them.

2m credit cards ripped off from restaurant chain, sold on the dark web

PoS malware affected some Buca di Beppo, Earl of Sandwich, Planet Hollywood, Chicken Guy!, Mixology and Tequila Taqueria locations.



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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