Sunday Funnies – Zero Dark Friday

As reported here, the Political Correctness Police have turned their gaze in the direction of InfoTech and CyberSec, replacing terms like Black List and White List with racially neutral terms such as Deny List and Allow List, and White Hat Hackers and Black Hat Hackers with Authorized Hackers and Unauthorized Hackers.  How long before Retail feels the heat for Black Friday?  My proposed replacement is in the title.  And here are some gift ideas for the hard to shop for:  ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Online Holiday Shopping Scams

Original release date: November 24, 2020

With more commerce occurring online this year, and with the holiday season upon us, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds shoppers to remain vigilant. Be especially cautious of fraudulent sites spoofing reputable businesses, unsolicited emails purporting to be from charities, and unencrypted financial transactions.

CISA encourages ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Betmaster’s Phish

Chef’s Special:  Facebook Lottery Scam

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, examples ...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Award – Worst Passwords of 2020

If the Pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, we still have to deal with people and their poor password choices.

Three passwords security controls that really make a difference.

  • Make your passwords longer than 12 characters
  • Use a password manager to create and remember long random passwords that are different for every location or resource.
  • Use two-factor authentication everywhere you can.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving – Be sure to watch the video below.

Top 200 Worst Passwords of 2021 from NordPass

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Sunday Funnies – Heritage Apples Once Lost Forever Rediscovered

Ten Apple Varieties Once Thought Extinct Rediscovered in Pacific Northwest

This is from the Smithsonian.  Click through for the full article.

The “lost” apples will help restore genetic, culinary diversity to a crop North America once produced in astonishing variety.  I think that preserving heritage varieties of anything is important.  We have become, as a species, way too dependent on food mono-cultures, that in the event of a blight or plant disease would result in mass ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day: Roundcube Version Upgrade Phish

Chef’s Special: IONOS Blocked Email Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, ...

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