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Category Archives: Cybersecurity

NIST Blames ‘Growing Backlog of Vulnerabilities’ Requiring Analysis on Lack of Support

Slashdot: “It’s the world’s most widely used vulnerability database, reports SC Magazine, offering standards-based data on CVSS severity scores, impacted software and platforms, contributing weaknesses, and links to patches and additional resources. But “there is a growing backlog of vulnerabilities” submitted to America’s National Vulnerability Database and “requiring analysis”, according to a new announcement from… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 6, 2024

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 6, 202 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on… Continue Reading

LLRX March 2024 Issue

Articles and Columns for March 2024 – 2024 Link Guide to Generative AI Resources – Marcus P. Zillman Deepfakes are still new, but 2024 could be the year they have an impact on elections – Professor Eileen Culloty AI in Banking and Finance, March 31, 2024 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici… Continue Reading

‘Law Firm’ of AI Generated Lawyers Is Sending Fake Threats as SEO Scam

404 Media: “Last week, Ernie Smith, the publisher of the website Tedium, got a “copyright infringement notice” from a law firm called Commonwealth Legal: “We’re reaching out on behalf of the Intellectual Property division of a notable entity, in relation to an image connected to our client,” it read.  I am familiar with these sorts… Continue Reading

Did One Guy Just Stop a Huge Cyberattack?

The New York Times [unpaywalled] – “A Microsoft engineer noticed something was off on a piece of software he worked on. He soon discovered someone was probably trying to gain access to computers all over the world…Recently, while doing some routine maintenance, Mr. Freund inadvertently found a backdoor hidden in a piece of software that… Continue Reading

CISA Webpage Dedicated to Providing Resources for High-Risk Communities

“Today, CISA published a new dedicated High-Risk Communities webpage comprised of cybersecurity resources to support civil society communities at heighted risk of digital security threats, including cyber hygiene guidance, a repository of local cyber volunteer programs, and free or discounted tools and services. Despite their vulnerability to advanced cyber threats, many civil society organizations operate… Continue Reading

Cyber review slams Microsoft

Cyber Safety Review Board Releases Report on Microsoft Online Exchange Incident from Summer 2023: “Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Cyber Safety Review Board’s (CSRB) findings and recommendations following its independent review of the Summer 2023 Microsoft Exchange Online intrusion. The review detailed operational and strategic decisions that led to the… Continue Reading

Back Up and Secure Your Digital Life

Wirecutter: “After spending hundreds of hours researching and testing apps, services, and backup drives and interviewing information security experts, we learned the best ways to counter the threats most people face online every day. (And we fixed holes in our own setups, too.) Here’s where everyone should start to protect themselves from security breaches and… Continue Reading

Federal Trade Commission 2023 Privacy and Data Security Update

“The Federal Trade Commission released its Privacy and Data Security Update for 2023 that highlights the FTC’s work to protect consumer privacy and respond to the evolving ways that companies use consumer data such as in the development of artificial intelligence models and misuse of health data. “The FTC is taking bold actions to challenge… Continue Reading