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Cybersecurity Weekly: Apple flaws, Azure vulnerabilities, hackers buying network access

October 13, 2020
By: Sam Fay
Fifty-five new security flaws were reported in Apple software and services. Researchers find vulnerabilities in Microsoft Azure cloud service. Security staff are being forced to upskill in their own time. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Learning x86 disassembly gives you the “keys to the kingdom,” says Infosec Skills author Stephanie Domas

October 9, 2020
By: Infosec
"It’s actually the most powerful piece of cybersecurity,” Stephanie said. “If you can control a system at its most fundamental level, you've got the keys to the kingdom."

Cybersecurity Weekly: Medical center cyberattack, Shopify breach, Emotet election phish

October 5, 2020
By: Sam Fay
An Ohio medical center was offline following a security incident. Shopify announces a data breach affecting fewer than 200 merchants. The Emotet malware gang takes part in the 2020 U.S. elections. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Social media phish, Polish hackers busted, Fortinet vulnerability

September 29, 2020
By: Sam Fay
Phishing attacks target social network accounts. Polish police shut down a major group of hackers in the country. Fortinet VPN with default settings leaves 200,000 businesses open to hackers. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Ransomware casualty, Google App Engine phish, SecOps struggling

September 23, 2020
By: Sam Fay
A patient dies after ransomware attack paralyzes German hospital systems. Google’s App Engine feature was abused to create phishing pages. SecOps teams wrestle with manual processes and HR gaps. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Ransomware hits schools, vulnerability toolkit, state-sponsored hackers

September 15, 2020
By: Sam Fay
Virginia's largest school system was hit with ransomware. The U.K. government releases a toolkit to easily disclose vulnerabilities. International hackers are targeting Exchange, Citrix and F5 flaws. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Instagram phishing scam, hackers pose as journalists, QakBot banking trojan

September 1, 2020
By: Sam Fay
An Instagram Help Center phishing scam is stealing credentials. Hackers pose as journalists to trick victims into installing malware. QakBot banking trojan returned with new tricks to steal money. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Dark web market down, FBI finds vishing scheme, hackers pose as recruiters

August 25, 2020
By: Sam Fay
The dark web market Empire is down due to a multi-day DDoS attack. A new FBI alert warns of an ongoing vishing campaign. Hackers target defense contractors by posing as recruiters. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

“There’s never been a better time to learn cybersecurity,” says Infosec Skills instructor Keatron Evans

August 23, 2020
By: Jeff Peters
“Cybersecurity knowledge is much more freely available now, and resources like Infosec Skills provide opportunities for professionals of all levels to become faster and deeper learners.”

New Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification requirements create surge in demand for auditor training

August 20, 2020
By: Jeff Peters
“We’re not just auditors anymore. We’ve become spokespeople for the organization in terms of where the organization has risk, and that's vitally important.”

Cybersecurity Weekly: VoLTE encryption attack, Alexa bugs, Android flaws

August 18, 2020
By: Sam Fay
A new attack lets hackers decrypt VoLTE encryption to spy on phone calls. Amazon Alexa bugs allowed hackers to install malicious apps. Flaws in Samsung phones exposed Android users to remote attacks. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

Cybersecurity Weekly: Capital One fined, Qualcomm bugs, HaveIBeenPwned open sourced

August 11, 2020
By: Sam Fay
Capital One fined for 2019 data breach affecting 106 million users. Nearly 50% of all smartphones affected by Qualcomm Snapdragon bugs. Have I Been Pwned code base goes open source. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.