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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 15, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 15, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

NSA – Limiting Location Data Exposure

NSA Cybersecurity Information: “Mobile devices store and share device geolocation data by design. This data is essential to device communications and provides features—such as mapping applications—that users consider indispensable. Mobile devices determine location through any combination of Global Positioning System (GPS) and wireless signals (e.g., cellular, wireless (Wi-Fi®1), or Bluetooth®2 (BT)). Location data can be… Continue Reading

Ransomware: Your biggest security headache refuses to go away

ZDNet – “Ransomware has been around for more than three decades, so it’s hardly an unexpected threat. And yet, organisations large and small are still being taken completely by surprise by the file-encrypting malware, leaving them to decide between rebuilding many of their computer systems from scratch to rid themselves of the ransomware or paying… Continue Reading

DOD, FBI, DHS release info on malware used in Chinese government-led hacking campaigns

CyberScoop: ” The U.S. government publicly put forth information Monday that exposed malware used in Chinese government hacking efforts for more than a decade. The Chinese government has been using malware, referred to as Taidoor, to target government agencies, entities in the private sector, and think tanks since 2008, according to a joint announcement from the… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 1, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 1, 2020: Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Hackers Broke Into Real News Sites to Plant Fake Stories

Wired – A disinfo operation broke into the content management systems of Eastern European media outlets in a campaign to spread misinformation about NATO. “Over the past few years, online disinformation has taken evolutionary leaps forward, with the Internet Research Agency pumping out artificial outrage on social media and hackers leaking documents—both real and fabricated—to… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 18, 2020

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 18, 2020 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

The House of Commons Intelligence and Security Committee’s Russia Report

Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament – Russia – Presented to Parliament pursuant to section 3 of the Justice and Security Act 2013. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed on 21 July 2020. “…The Report covers aspects of the Russian threat to the UK (Cyber; Disinformation and Influence; and Russian Expatriates) followed… Continue Reading

Research on voting by mail says it’s safe – from fraud and disease

Via LLRX – Research on voting by mail says it’s safe – from fraud and disease – As millions of Americans prepare to vote in November – and in many cases, primaries and state and local elections through the summer as well – lots of people are talking about voting by mail. Prof. Edie Goldenberg explains… Continue Reading

How to Check Your Devices for Stalkerware

Wired – You deserve privacy. Here’s how to check your phone, laptop, and online accounts to make sure no one’s looking over your shoulder. “Whether it’s a prying boss or a paranoid partner, no one should snoop on your phone or laptop. But that’s exactly what can happen if stalkerware somehow gets installed on your… Continue Reading

Google Meet adds new zoombombing protections for online classes

The Verge – Anonymous users to be blocked from educational meetings – “Google is turning on new security features in its Google Meet video chat service for meetings held by education subscribers, the company has announced. The changes, which are due to go into effect over the next 15 days, will mean that anonymous users won’t… Continue Reading