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Is facebook in trouble again? This article may let you think so

Well, I was going through twitter, and I found this article about Facebook and some documents that may implicate them in something they say they’ve never done. Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers is the name of the article and it was interesting.

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How important is cyber securty training for employees? I think its very important

I recently read an article by Trend Micro on their blog about cyber security for employees. I believe that it is very important. The Importance of Employee Cybersecurity Training: Top Strategies and Best Practices is the article from Trend Micro.

I don’t want to say that all employees are security problems, but one of the headings in the article talks about the fact that employees may be the weakest link between your data that should not get out, and hackers. It only takes one employee to start the chain of a much bigger problem in your company.

What do you think of this? I’d love to hear whether you agree or not. Please participate and lets discuss how we can change the culture of security.

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Seedlings Offers over 350 items in Online Auction to Raise Money for Braille Books

I remember reading books by this company, Blind bargains has a post up Seedlings Offers over 350 items in Online Auction to Raise Money for Braille Books and time is running out. They posted this yesterday, and while I wish I could give asan adult, I do remember reading some of their books they produced. Good books too.

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Cooking and technology

Hi all,

Did you ever think you can use technology to cook? Microwave Cooking Just Got Easier with AmazonBasics and Alexa and GE and Alexa Work Together to Create a Voice-Controlled Microwave with Scan to Cook Technology are two articles from Blind Bargains that talk about this possibility. I honestly think that this is going to get rather interesting, and only time will tell what could happen. Since the product won’t ship till mid November, I’m curious on thoughts on what you think whether it could work for us. I have high hopes.

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How do you stop a multibillion dollar problem?

Hi all,

The topic of cyber attacks costing billions of dollars comes across my desk as an article from Trend Micro. Thoughts are in place on how to stop this global problem. Cyber-Attacks: How to Stop a Multibillion-Dollar Problem is the article. I have a thought. I don’t know how successful it’ll be, but if we start by figuring out who the purps are in the particular crime, and we have laws in place that will curtail the continuation of such a crime, we can start with that. It, at least, is a start. Its not going to be perfect, but definitely something that could be interesting. Check out the article, and let me know if something pops at you.

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Which Threats had the Most Impact During the First Half of 2018? –

Hi all, Which Threats had the Most Impact During the First Half of 2018? This is the big question, and there are some big names including the two biggest from this year that may still be becoming a problem, although when discussed at the beginning of the year, the threat was just a concept. We’ve got plenty of gifts that just give, don’t we?

In the ransomware section, I can’t help but quote this section, because we’ve discussed that it is on the decline, but in all actuality, it is just recycling what works, just nothing new.


“Ransomware: No end in sight

For years, ransomware infections have been a formidable threat to organizations within every industry, and the first half of 2018 saw no change in this
trend. Researchers again identified an increase in ransomware infection activity – 3 percent. While this may seem small, the current rate at which ransomware
attacks take place make this rise significant.

At the same time, Trend Micro discovered a 26 percent decrease in new ransomware families. This means that while hackers are continuing to leverage this
attack style to extort money from victims, they are utilizing existing, standby ransomware samples, creating fewer opportunities for zero-day ransomware
threats.”


One of the other big things is megabreaches. This is defined as a breach that is outreached to a million or more effected. We’ve had plenty of these.

Thoughts? Please feel free to contribute.

Read the full article, and let me know what you think.

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Spam campaign targets Exodus Mac Users

Hi all, I don’t come across Mac user news much, and this one caught my attention. Spam campaign targets Exodus Mac Users and it comes from F-Secure. This article is interesting, because it utalizes the same type of method, spam, that Windows threats utalized. If I remember correctly, this particular one has both components, and that makes it quite dangerous. Have you seen this?

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Radisson discloses data breach impacting rewards customers

No particular industry is immune to breaches, and this article I found through my reading Radisson discloses data breach impacting rewards customers is no exception. CyberScoop does a great job in detailing what happened, and if you’ve spent time at this hotel, it will be important to check this out if you are effected.

I’ve personally not been to a hotel in awhile, but I always keep up the best I can with things of this nature so I’m aware whats out there.

Have you been effected? How did you find out if you were?

Lets discuss.

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Trickbot Shows Off New Trick: Password Grabber Module

I’m covering this on my podcast, Trickbot Shows Off New Trick: Password Grabber Module and it comes from Trend Micro. I believe I’ve covered this on my podcast when I first heard of this, however, its been quite awhile. While Haloween is over, you can’t be tricked on any of this. This is something that you should need to be aware of. Have you been tricked?

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SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit

I read this article entitled: SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit and Brian really has something here. I’ve seem SMS messages saying they are some person wanting me to collect money or some sort. I didn’t respond, and this goes to show what SMS is doing now, becoming a bit of a problem. If you’ve gotten suspicious SMS messages, I’d be curious on the types you’ve gotten and what you did with them. Where you tricked by any of them?

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Equifax Has Chosen Experian. Wait, What?

What? What did this article say? Equifax Has Chosen Experian. Wait, What? is its title and this can’t be funny. I can’t imagine what equifax is doing, giving another company for services, data that may or may not be stolen, I just can’t imagine what they’re doing here. I know I’ve been effected by breaches and have been offered monitoring services, but Equifax, transfering your data to Trans Union? Trans Union, probably has all of the data anyway. Oh boy.

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30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges

I read this article entitled 30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges and I definitely found this of interest. One man, program released, getting loose, and him getting in to trouble. Granted, back in the mid 80’s, this was never heard of, but this is something that definitely is now a problem. This is how the Denial of Service attacks started, according to the article. Let me know what you think.

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Accused ‘Vault 7’ leaker to face new charges

In the interesting news aspect of my recent readings, Accused ‘Vault 7’ leaker to face new charges was interesting as we normally don’t see stories of this sort. I’m curious what you think will happen?

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Ransomware Threat Continues: How Infections Take Place

I remember a video that J. Wolfgang G. did that said Ransomware was down. When I heard the video, I said to myself that this wasn’t the case, and this article: Ransomware Threat Continues: How Infections Take Place is something that you should all read. Everyone has their own opinion of whats happening with ransomware, and J did make an interesting case for why he felt that Ransomware was down, but maybe it was for a time. If its coming back, its going to come back hard. This can’t be good.

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Rugters news update

One of the guys that we covered in this masive underground story nobody has still reported on, seems to have a turn. Former Rutgers U. student hacker gets home confinement, has to pay $8.6M in restitution is the latest, where one gentleman ho was involved in another high profile story with botnets. Enjoy!

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Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

Hi folks,

I was tweeted this, and this is interesting. I’m not completely sure what this will mean for the disabled community, but I do hope that the accessibility features continue. But for now, I’m going to publish this, and we’ll see what happens.

“You can listen to the MP3s you may have at home, but also to the cloud, to podcasts…”

Source: Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

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Sirius XM to Buy Pandora in Bet on Streaming Music

Hi folks,

The radio connection live group has notified me about this, and Herbie posted the article below, and I thought I’d post this along.

Sirius XM agreed to buy Pandora Media in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, including debt, as the two sides face increasing competition from Spotify and Apple Music.

Source: Sirius XM to Buy Pandora in Bet on Streaming Music

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Good news, what have we found now?

I’ve found two articles with some good news impacts within my RSS feed that I’d like to let people know about. Russian hacker pleads guilty for role in massive botnet schemes is the first, and Latvian hacker sentenced to 33 months in prison for scareware scheme is the second. This is all great news, as it shows that the law is starting to work on our side and we are going to try our best to detur criminals away from the hacking scene and to do some good I hope. I know its a slow process, and only time will tell what will happen. Great job!

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Apple event from September 12th

OK, so I was looking for a post on applevis, and I found it finally. Rounding Up the “Gather Round” Keynote is its title, and it’ll give you all the details. I don’t have time at the moment to read it, but I plan on it. I hope each and everyone of you have a great day. I’ll be back later with some articles, and commentary if something comes across my desk.

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Card skimming suspects caught

Hi all,

Researchers implicate online card-skimming group in British Airways hack is the article for this time, and this is always great news to see. Keep up the great work! Lets catch these people and see what charges we can press against them as a deturant.e

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