Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Beef up security in Firefox with Fission

Jack Wallen shows you how to enable Fission. Firefox developers understand web browser security is at a premium, so they've rolled out a site isolation feature.
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Cybersecurity professionals: Positive reinforcement works wonders with users

The blame game is not working; experts suggest using positive reinforcement to improve employee attitude and performance.
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DDoS attacks largely target the US and the computers and internet sectors

DDoS attacks are a nuisance to be sure, but they're also used in a variety of ways that make them a severe threat, says Atlas VPN.
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Olympic-themed passwords put people at risk

Beyond using "tokyo" and "olympics" as their passwords, people have been turning to names of athletes, such as "kenny," "williams," and "asher," says NordPass.
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Connect Ubuntu Linux Desktop 21.04 to an Active Directory domain: Here's how

Jack Wallen walks you through the steps to join Ubuntu Desktop to Active Directory domains.
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Chinese threat actors have been compromising telecom networks for years, investigation finds

Hackers linked to the Chinese government invaded major telecom companies "across Southeast Asia," says reporting firm Cybereason, and the tools they used will sound familiar.
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Black Hat USA 2021 and DEF CON 29: What to expect from the security events

Key topics analysts anticipate for these security conferences include supply chain attacks, Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities and the iPhone/Pegasus spyware incident.
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Enable secure DNS on your Chromebook: Here's how

For a more secure experience, use DNS-over-HTTPS on your Chromebook. Jack Wallen shows you how.
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Set up an SSH tarpit in Ubuntu Server 20.04: Here's how

You can add an SSH tarpit to Ubuntu Server with the help of endlessh. Jack Wallen shows you how.
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Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a cybersecurity expert

Leading a team is kind of like when a burglar alarm goes off and "you're the police," says the head of cybersecurity at ExpressVPN.
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PwnedPiper threatens thousands of hospitals worldwide, patch your systems now

Nine critical vulnerabilities in a popular hospital pneumatic tube software could give attackers control of infrastructure and allow them to launch additional attacks that cripple healthcare operations.
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This ethical hacking course could give your cybersecurity career a boost

Move up in the profitable field of cybersecurity by improving your ethical hacking skills.
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Create a VirtualBox virtual machine backup on a Linux host for security

Jack Wallen teaches you how to use simple bash scripts to automate backing up your VirtualBox VMs.
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Ransomware risk management: How to start preparing for the future now

TechRepublic's Karen Roby interviews Brandon Vigliarolo about how the ransomware risk management calculus is changing for OT, ICS and critical infrastructure.
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Cryptomining scams target Android app users

TechRepublic's Karen Roby interviews Lance Whitney about a recent report that detailed how cryptomining scams targeted Android app users and stole an estimated $350,000 from more than 93,000 people.
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Beef up security in Firefox with Fission

Jack Wallen shows you how to enable Fission. Firefox developers understand web browser security is at a premium, so they've rolled out a site isolation feature.
TechRepublic

Cybersecurity professionals: Positive reinforcement works wonders with users

The blame game is not working; experts suggest using positive reinforcement to improve employee attitude and performance.
SecurityWeek

Google Patches High-Risk Android Security Flaws

Google this week pushed out a security-themed Android update with fixes for more than 30 security flaws that expose mobile users to a range of malicious hacker attacks. The latest Android update provides documentation on 33 security bugs, some serious...

Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez) AT&T has completed its spinoff of DirecTV after six years of mismanagement in which nearly 10 million customers ditched the company's pay-TV services. AT&T bought DirecTV for $49 billion ($67 billion including...
SecurityWeek

Mismanagement Driving Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Research

“To some extent, this data supports the theory that the cybersecurity skills shortage is related to mismanagement rather than a dearth of qualified candidates or advanced skills.” read more