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 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
Today I consolidated most of my phishing blog posts into one long blog. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/phishing
This week Between the Hacks reports on movie files infected with malware, the NSA shares tips for teleworkers, a gif hijacks Microsoft Teams, and for the third time in 7 years, the iPhone has a word of death! Also bolster your security and privacy by changing DNS servers and a proof that robots can lie. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/05/01/bth-news-01may2020
This week the U.S. AIr Force invites hackers to try and hack into an orbiting satellite, your employer may be infecting your home network, sextortion pays big for scammers, an iOS vulnerability may have silently infected your device just by receiving an email and this week’s tip will help you secure your home network. www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/4/24/bth-news-24apr2020
Is Working From Home A Threat To Your Home Network? https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/4/23/is-wfh-a-threat-to-your-home-network
Two Zoom zero-day exploits go up for sale. Zoom faces another class-action lawsuit. It’s not all bad news though, Zoom has been busy patching and making strides to regain trust. COVID-19 help is a click away, social media companies battle Coronavirus misinformation, and home routers are compromised. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/4/17/bth-news-17apr2020
More updates to the Zoom and COVID-19 sagas (now coined Zoovid-19). More than 2,300 Zoom credentials are found in an underground forum. Sixteen malicious coronavirus mobile apps are discovered, a sextortion campaign takes on different themes, and phishers pretend to be President Trump. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/4/10/bth-news-10apr2020
May be a little late for this given all of the zoom banning that I''ve seen today, but I had to create some tips for a team in Europe who uses Zoom so I turned it into a blog. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/4/9/zoom-security-and-privacy-tips
Zoom's rapid growth brings growing pains, the FBI warns of VTC hijacking, #databreach at GE & Marriott, a drastic increase in #coronavirus cyberattacks and everyone can enjoy Darknet Diaries with Jack Rhysider https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/4/03/bth-news-03apr2020
Obsolete Computers Used In U.S. Elections. Review and reflection on the HBO documentary, Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/3/31/obsolete-computers-used-in-us-elections
Four COVID-19 themed attacks on home networks, hospitals, and consumers, learn of some cybersecurity heroes who are fighting against those attacks, and another kitchen product’s website is found to have skimmers. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/3/27/bth-news-27mar2020
BTH News: March 20, 2020 This week we saw more COVID-19 malware and phishing attacks, a cyberattack against the U.S. HHS, a new and growing botnet that recruits IoT devices, credit card skimming at NutriBullet and a security firm re-breaches over 5 billion records. https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/3/20/bth-news-20mar2020
If you have some free time on Sunday (and who doesn't now) you may be interested in PancakesCon 2020: Quarantine Edition.
Here's a link to learn more and register for the free, virtual con. https://tisiphone.net/2020/03/15/pancakescon-2020-quarantine-edition/
General and Cybersecurity Tips for Those Who Are New to Work From Home https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/3/18/work-from-home-tips
Between The Hacks News: 13March2020
An overview of this week's happenings in the world of cybersecurity.
- COVID-19 phishing
- Comcast messed up...again (Links to a great @gcluley article)
- Tech Companies Offer Free WAH Tools
- FBI arrest
- Microsoft Patch Tuesday & SMB vulnerability.
- Tip & Picture of the Week (oldie but goodie)
COVID-19: Coronavirus or Computer Virus https://www.ckd3.com/blog/2020/3/9/covid-19-coronavirus-or-computer-virus
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