A basic primer on backups https://bth.news/backups
#FF and yes it has been a while.
Based on a mix of new users, recent interactions, etc.
@seb - admin of IOC.exchange instance
@mikeofmany - Infosec Researcher, SOC Manager
@ReginaMuehlich Expertin für Datenschutz, DSB, Compliance Officer, QMB.
@slh - IT Security Engineer, posting links to resources lately
@hisham_hm because he does interesting Twitch streams on Teal language
@ckdiii Cybersecurity author, inventor, educator & researcher
Small bit of good news in these dark times
Signal app downloads spike as US protesters seek message encryption
For privacy-conscious protesters in the US, Signal's encrypted messaging app can help preserve anonymity.
This week Between the Hacks reports on phish-testing remote employees, 70% of mobile and desktop apps contain open-source security flaws, the Red Cross calls for governments to band together to stop cyberattacks against hospitals, updates on BlackHat USA 2020’s virtual event, and tips to better secure your Gmail account. https://www.ckd3.com/bth-news-29may2020
Something has been frustrating me for years and it seems to be getting worse. I am calling it, Domain Name Confusion and it's neutralizing much of the anti-phishing education that we try to reinforce in everyone. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/domain-name-confusion
47.5 MILLION INDIAN TRUECALLER RECORDS ON SALE IN DARKWEB FOR (ONLY) $1000! https://cybleinc.com/2020/05/26/47-5-million-indian-truecaller-records-on-sale-for-only-1000/
You can have a strong, unique password, you can have multi-factor authentication in place, but good luck trying to prevent a member of your social media team ‘going rogue’.
This week in Between the Hacks, Apple adds contact tracing to the iPhone, a new LogMeIn phish, Windows 7 use is increasing, Verizon releases their 13th annual DBIR report, and Mikko Hyppönen’s Disobey keynote from February, 2020. https://bth.news/bth-news-22may2020
This is good news
Signal to move away from using phone numbers as user IDs | ZDNet
Signal launches profile PINs, the first step in supporting Signal user accounts that are not tied to phone numbers.
Registered for SANS Pen Test HackFest & Cyber Ranges Summit - 62540 https://www.sans.org/event/hackfest-ranges-summit-2020
RSS never disappeared, it just became a bit forgotten about as people got sucked into proprietary platforms. I have used many different RSS apps and services and have come back to hosting my own (https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/news) but Feedly, Inoreader and Tiny Tiny RSS are all good alternatives.
It's Time to Get Back Into RSS | Daniel Miessler
This week Between the Hacks reports on a 238% increase in cyberattacks against the financial sector, Windows 10 quietly gets a packet sniffer, Google plans to unload resource-hogging ads, a Nigerian crime ring files fraudulent unemployment claims in multiple U.S. states, and a browser plug-in that helps prevent websites from tracking you online. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/bth-news-15may2020
Push-button installer of macOS Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra guests in Virtualbox for Windows, Linux, and macOS
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