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Finding a USB Drive

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 00:00
Be very careful of any lost USB drives you may find (such as in the parking lot or local coffee shop) or USB drives you are given at public events, like conferences. It is very easy for these devices to be infected with malware. Never use such devices for work, use only authorized devices issued to you by work.

Apache patch proves patchy – now you need to patch the patch

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 10:21
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, and close up the hole of encoding dread.

Scamming You Through Social Media

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Fri, 10/08/2021 - 00:00
You may be aware that cyber attacks will try to trick you over the phone or through email using phishing attacks, but do you realize they may try to attack you also over social media channels, such as Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn? Just like in email, if you get any social media messages that are highly urgent or too good to be true, it may be an attack.

Apache web server zero-day bug is easy to exploit – patch now!

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Wed, 10/06/2021 - 11:59
Some of us have Apache as our primary web server. But lots of us may have Apache without knowing it, as part of another product.

Europol announces two more ransomware busts in Ukraine

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 10/05/2021 - 08:48
"Two in custody," as they say. Cars, cash and cryptocoins nabbed as well.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: #BeCyberSmart

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 07:11
#BeCyberSmart - during CyberSecurity Awareness Month and beyond

Digital Inheritance

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Mon, 10/04/2021 - 00:00
What happens to our digital presence when we die or become incapacitated? Many of us have or know we should have a will and checklists of what loved ones need to know in the event of our passing. But what about all of our digital data and online accounts? Consider creating some type of digital will, often called a "Digital Inheritance" plan.

Gift card fraud: four suspects hit with money laundering charges

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Fri, 10/01/2021 - 10:47
Gift card fraud may sound like small beer against ransomware - but it's personal, it hurts, and it's still a multi-million dollar problem.

How to steal money via Apple Pay using the “Express Transit” feature

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 09:49
Could a rogue vendor with a dodgy payment terminal rip you off via Apple Pay? Maybe. Here's what to do about it.

Personalized Scams

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Wed, 09/29/2021 - 00:00
Cyber criminals now have a wealth of information on almost all of us. With so many organizations getting hacked, cyber criminals simply purchase databases with personal information on millions of people, then use that information to customize their attacks, making them far more realistic. Just because an urgent email has your home address, phone number, or birth date in it does not mean it is legitimate.

Serious Security: Let’s Encrypt gets ready to go it alone (in a good way!)

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 09/28/2021 - 11:47
Let's Encrypt is set to become a mainstream, self-certifying web certificate authority - here's why it took so many years.

Fake News

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 00:00
Fake news is a false narrative that is published and promoted as if it were true. People (and organizations) create fake news to control and manipulate your thoughts and actions. Be skeptical of what you read on the Internet, use trusted sources that are vetted, check their motivations and funding.

How Outlook “autodiscover” could leak your passwords – and how to stop it

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Thu, 09/23/2021 - 11:59
The Microsoft Autodiscover "Great Leak" explained - and how to prevent it

VMware patch bulletin warns: “This needs your immediate attention.”

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 07:46
"It is a matter of time before working exploits are available," warns VMware.

Careers in Cybersecurity

Security Awareness Tip of the Day (SANS) - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:00
Have you considered a career in cybersecurity? It is a fast-paced, highly dynamic field with a huge number of specialties to choose from, including forensics, endpoint security, critical infrastructure, incident response, secure coding, and awareness and training. In addition, a career in cybersecurity allows you to work almost anywhere in the world, with amazing benefits and an opportunity to make a real difference. However, the most exciting thing is you do NOT need a technical background, anyone can get started.

iOS 15 includes Face ID fix for security bypass using fake heads

Sophos Naked Security - Blog - Tue, 09/21/2021 - 11:19
Fake heads! (Cue dystopian scifi music.)

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