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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-03-24

“Three Billion Spoofed Emails Sent Each Day.” That’s the headline in a recent BetaNews article about adoption of authentication technology aimed at curbing email spoofing: The Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC).

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-03-17

Hackers Breach Thousands of Security Cameras in Hospitals, Prisons, Gyms, Schools, and Tesla Facilities. Bloomberg carries a story about a group of hackers who “breached a massive trove of security-camera data collected by Silicon Valley startup Verkada Inc…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-03-10

Microsoft Exchange Attack: Targeting Small Towns, Local Governments and Small Businesses. Microsoft warns that unpatched Exchange servers are being attacked. Krebs on Security reports: “At least 30,000 organizations…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-03-03

“Clean-up on Aisle 9 … The Russians Ate Our Lunch.” A bipartisan group in the U.S. Congress has introduced the Cyber Diplomacy Act of 2021 to establish an Office of International Cyberspace…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-02-24

Gone Phishing: “Does that Forward Slash Look Funny to You?” Hackers have found yet another way to fool users into clicking on a link that unleashes malicious code. The trick involves a simple switching of one of the forward slashes…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-02-17

The New York Times Headline: “Dangerous Stuff” as Oldsmar Becomes International Story. Oldsmar, Florida became an international story with news that one or more hackers had remotely accessed its water treatment plant and briefly changed the levels…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-02-10

The Department of Homeland Security Watched the Super Bowl … Closely. While people around the world watched Sunday’s Super Bowl, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) were also tuned in, as they had been for some weeks before.

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-02-03

Double Pain for Unemployment: Stolen IDs + Income Taxes. As states rushed to provide additional unemployment benefits at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, bad actors weren’t far behind. They made use of stolen Social Security numbers and other personal identity information, available online, to…

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-01-27

Cyber Threats Endanger the Democracies. That’s the word from Microsoft President Brad Smith, addressing a Center for Strategic and International Studies webinar. Microsoft has a vested interest in protecting democracies, with Smith noting: “If you look at that, 47% of the world’s people that live in democracies, they account for 97% of Microsoft’s global business.

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Weekly Security Roundup with Clinton Pownall

2021-01-20

Russian Hackers of SolarWinds also Breached eMail Security Company. The fallout from the enormous SolarWinds security breach continue to come to light—as will likely be the case for a long time to come.

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