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Identity Mgt & Web Fraud – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.31

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Identity Management & Web Fraud Balls, bats & Baby Shark: MLB authentication process is serious biz (WAPO, Oct 29 2019) At the World Series, authenticators in both dugouts and clubhouses keep a close eye on the action. Cachet Financial Reeling

Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.30

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec Microsoft Wins Pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract, Thwarting Amazon (NYTimes, Oct 25 2019) Amazon was considered a front-runner for the cloud computing project before President Trump began criticizing the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos. Skimming malware found

AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.29

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security Tracking down the developer of Android adware affecting millions of users (ESET, Oct 24 2019) ESET researchers discovered a year-long adware campaign on Google Play and tracked down its operator. The apps involved, installed eight

Threats & Defense – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.28

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cyber Threats & Defense Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts — Krebs on Security (Krebs on Security, Oct 25 2019) “Antivirus and security giant Avast and virtual private networking (VPN) software provider NordVPN each today disclosed months-long network

15 Bullet Friday – The Best Security News of the Week – 2019.10.25

The Top 15 Security Posts – Vetted & Curated *Threats & Defense* 1. Avast breached by hackers who wanted to compromise CCleaner again (Help Net Security, Oct 21 2019) Czech security software maker Avast has suffered another malicious intrusion into their networks, but the attackers didn’t accomplish what they apparently

CISO View – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.25

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cybersecurity Management & Strategy Court doc: Equifax allegedly used insecure password ‘admin’ to protect portal (SC Magazine, Oct 21 2019) Failing to patch a critical vulnerability in its Apache Struts software was not the only major security oversight committed by

Identity Mgt & Web Fraud – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.24

Best Phishing Tactic Is to Make You Think You’ve Been Hacked (Infosec. Mag., Oct 21 2019) Study finds email subject lines referencing online security are the most clicked on In a First, FTC Bans Company From Selling ‘Stalkerware’ (VICE, Oct 22 2019) The FTC’s move comes after Motherboard revealed a

Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.23

A Review of the Best News of the Week on Cloud Security, DevOps, AppSec Microsoft Launches ElectionGuard Bug Bounty Program (SecurityWeek, Oct 22 2019) Microsoft last week announced the launch of a new bug bounty program covering the ElectionGuard open source software development kit (SDK). Autoclerk Database Spills 179GB of

AI, IoT, & Mobile Security – The Week’s Best News – 2019.10.22

A Review of the Best News of the Week on AI, IoT, & Mobile Security About that “Any fingerprint can unlock your Galaxy S10” report (Graham Cluley, Oct 17 2019) Sound-based fingerprint sensors send an ultrasonic bounce against the finger pressed against the phone, and listen to the sound print