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  1. IoT is Internet of Things meaning all the crap that goes online that is not a computer, to state it simply. It includes security cameras as well. This video was made by a fellow who was startled top hear a voice from his security system, a voice belonging to a Canadian claiming to be a Whitehat Hacker. The gentleman is naturally shocked. Note: The hacker claims to be a whitehat hacker, meaning he has no malicious intentions, But what he has done here is illegal and he did it without permission to at best he is a greyhat hacker. Whitehat hackers do there thing with the permissions of the target. That said, he does make a good point to the owner and declares he has no bad intentions. http://digg.com/video/canadian-hacker-nest
  2. This journalist got it in his head to do everything he can to avoid using any top 5 hardware, software or service for 1 month. Learn why and how it went for him. Cybersecurity includes privacy as well. The top 5 industry leaders are that way mostly by questionable actions, tracking, selling your data, forcing you to use their services and many more dirty little tricks. We help millionaires and their corporations get richer while giving up our privacy for convenience. So, article 1 is why he decided to do this and article 2 what he did and the final results he found. 2 is definitely and interesting read, but it is LONG. You may choose to scroll through to just sections you are interested in. So I ask you, do you think you could give up the top 5 services etc.? 1. Why I'm Quitting Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple for a Month https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbxndq/one-month-without-big-five-microsoft-google-facebook-apple-amazon 2. How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ev3qw7/how-to-quit-apple-microsoft-google-facebook-amazon
  3. California proposes a plan to tax text messages https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/12/tech/california-text-tax/index.html
  4. Microsoft Issues Patch for Windows Zero-Day Flaw Under Active Attack https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/microsoft-patch-updates.html
  5. Adobe's Year-End Update Patches 87 Flaws in Acrobat Software https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/adobe-acrobat-update.html
  6. phpMyAdmin Releases Critical Software Update — Patch Your Sites Now! https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/phpmyadmin-security-update.html
  7. Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After New Bug Discovered https://threatpost.com/google-accelerates-google-shutdown-after-new-bug-discovered/139764/
  8. Google Patches 11 Critical RCE Android Vulnerabilities https://threatpost.com/google-patches-11-critical-rce-android-vulnerabilities/139612/
  9. Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/12/05/Apple-Releases-Multiple-Security-Updates This covers the gamut of devices so be sure to keep your eyes open for any updates to Apple devices you own or use. If you follow the article links is some cases it will be patches for administrators etc., but be aware of patches/updates to your personal devices and services. iCloud for Windows 7.9 Safari 12.0.2 iTunes 12.9.2 for Windows macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Security Update 2018-003 High Sierra, Security Update 2018-006 Sierra tvOS 12.1.1 iOS 12.1.1
  10. Do we have any members down under? I believe we used to. Well Australia has me on the fence this week. One one side they made what I consider a bad call, and have weakened Australians rights to privacy to support fear mongering (Assistance and Access Bill 2018) by making it easier for law enforcement and government to crack your encryption and access private user data. On the other they have decided that e-voting is a bad call and have turned it down. I think it is easier to manipulate voting per computer than is is paper ballots shipped in armored cars like we used to do back in the day. So here are some links on the subjects, you can find your own if you wish, there is a lot on this new Assistance and Access Bill 2018. E-voting: Pencil manufacturers rejoice: Oz government doesn't like e-voting https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/06/evoting_off_australias_agenda/ Assistance and Access Bill 2018: Australia now has encryption-busting laws as Labor capitulates https://www.zdnet.com/article/australia-now-has-encryption-busting-laws-as-labor-capitulates/ Australia Passes Encryption-Busting Law https://www.databreachtoday.com/australia-passes-encryption-busting-law-a-11812 Australia Passes Anti-Encryption Bill—Here's Everything You Need To Know https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/australia-anti-encryption-bill.html Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/07/australias_crypto_legislation/
  11. Microsoft Putting Edge on Chromium Will Fundamentally Change the Web https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59vke8/microsoft-putting-edge-on-chromium-will-fundamentally-change-the-web
  12. Microsoft building Chrome-based browser to replace Edge on Windows 10 https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/edge-browser-anaheim-chromium.html
  13. To begin with you should have a look at this article to understand what kind of data is being processed and that even if it does not use you name it can be traced to you. Once you understand the issue/threat, the follow up article used for the title will show you how to help protect yourself with the primary phone types. They do state that the article is based on the US, but do not make the mistake of thinking that whatever country you live in, you are safe.: Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/technology/prevent-location-data-sharing.html
  14. Australia Passes Anti-Encryption Bill—Here's Everything You Need To Know https://thehackernews.com/2018/12/australia-anti-encryption-bill.html
  15. I wonder if PewDiePie knows who he is because this will not help his cause any...
  16. This whole fighting for YouTube ratings seems rather silly to me (I know, some make money), but I am old school. But this also shows the dangers of everything being on the Internet and why you should separate your network into one for your PC's and one for everything else. Someone Hacked 50,000 Printers to Promote PewDiePie YouTube Channel https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/pewdiepie-printer-hack.html
  17. As You Read This, It's Cyber Monday. How To Avoid The Top 10 Security Threats https://blog.knowbe4.com/as-you-read-this-its-cyber-monday.-how-to-avoid-the-top-10-security-threats
  18. Here's Why Account Authentication Shouldn't Use SMS https://www.databreachtoday.com/heres-account-authentication-shouldnt-use-sms-a-11708
  19. Top Tactics for Researching IoT Technology Security This Holiday Season https://blog.rapid7.com/2018/11/19/top-tactics-for-researching-iot-technology-security-this-holiday-season/
  20. LSW

    Current Threats

    Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users' Passwords In Plaintext https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/instagram-password-hack.html Be smart, if there is a chance yours could have been compromised, change it! Be sure you never use that password for anything else again. If hackers have it, they will keep it and they will try it on all common popular web sites and banks etc. - LSW
  21. Cheers mate! Nice to know someone is reading these.
  22. GAO: FCC Could Do More for Broadband Expansion on Tribal Lands https://www.meritalk.com/articles/gao-fcc-could-do-more-for-broadband-expansion-on-tribal-lands/
  23. Gibson Research offers a online test for your passwords. Type in something, your passwords or something close to them and check to see just how long it will take to be cracked: Gibson Research Corporation: https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm u@4azE2s : From professional hackers to Nation states - 1.12 min. to 18.64 hours A long passphrase is more memorable and takes longer to crack than a complicated password. World of Tanks: A game I like and could remember easily. A Nation state with lots of PC power - 3.31 thousand centuries to guess until it found it.
  24. The Real Rules for Strong Computer Passwords Go Against Everything You've Been Told https://curiosity.com/topics/the-real-rules-for-strong-computer-passwords-go-against-everything-youve-been-told-curiosity
  25. This is really nice news! New APIs Suggest WPA3 Wi-Fi Security Support Coming Soon to Windows 10 https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/windows-10-wpa3-wifi-security.html
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