Cybersecurity Vendor Extortion

Cybersecurity Vendor Extortion

via Kate Fazzini, writing at CNBC, comes a tale** of sweaty desperation, criminal extortion and the appalling dearth of morality in the so-called 'Cybersecurity Marketplace**'. Detailing what she describes as 'aggressive tactics' ...
Looks guilty to me…

Facebookery: The Tell-All App

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Looks guilty to me… via Sam Schechner, writing at The Wall Street Journal (Warning: Paywall), comes a story of immense Facebookery that serves to reinforce the notion of user distrust from the ...
Gangster of Digitals

Gangster of Digitals

via Jon Brodkin, writing at Ars Technica, in which, the Good Mr. Brodkin details the United Kingdom's House of Commons excoriating report on the antics of Facebook, Inc. (NYSE: FB) and it's ...

What Keeps You Up At Night?

Maybe you have nightmares about accidentally posting AWS console credentials on Github. Some CISOs undoubtedly have dreams where they must explain to the board that the company has just set the record ...
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Politician’s Reactions on VIP Hack in Germany

I recently complained about the Swiss government and our inability in Switzerland to really drive Cybersecurity forward (Federal Council not deciding again – Switzerland falling behind on Cybersecurity). It was one of ...
road trip financial safety

Over the hill and through the woods… How to protect your safety and finances on Road Trips

‘Tis the season… the season of traveling, whether that be to your grandma’s house or other friends and family. To save a few bucks, families will often opt for a road trip ...

On Financial Fraud

There are some good lessons in this article on financial fraud: That's how we got it so wrong. We were looking for incidental breaches of technical regulations, not systematic crime. And the ...
Facebook+CambridgeAnalytica = Facebookery At It's Finest

Facebook+CambridgeAnalytica = Facebookery At It’s Finest

via Graham Cluely's timely security blog, comes the story of Carole Cadwalladr whom, in her day job, is famous for her highly competent reportage at The Guardian. The specific reporting series is ...
FBI Has Received Over Four Million Internet Crime Complaints Since 2000

FBI Has Received Over Four Million Internet Crime Complaints Since 2000

The FBI has received a total of more than four million Internet crime complaints from users since the year 2000. According to its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) 2017 Internet Crime Report, ...
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