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In the Weeds: Weekly InfoSec Round-Up 3-22-17

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Yikes! Good timing that I’m posting this today, because there’s news about Last Pass (the password vault cloud I blogged about recently). There was a vulnerability found. Now, it sounds from what I understand that you have to be doing some sketch browsing to become vulnerable, but Kudos to Last Pass for jumping on a server-side patch to mitigate the vulnerability. Here’s more on it:  https://blog.lastpass.com/2017/03/important-security-updates-for-our-users.html/

And another article that also details issues with users whose default browser is Firefox:  https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/21/lastpass_vulnerabilities/

Here’s a little gem for all you hackers that love new hardware toys. For the rest of us, it’s just good information about how not to kill your computer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pP8TLwO_Ks&feature=youtu.be

Need a new career? Here’s a list of the jobs that have high demand in the tech fields:  http://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-10-best-tech-jobs-that-pay-the-highest-salaries/?ftag=TREe01923b&bhid=26093227954548321669490942282653

Lastly, an article that makes me grateful that I haven’t lost my noob status and am constantly asking questions and on the look out (because there is no such thing as absolute security):

People who think they’re ‘tech-savvy’ 18% more likely to be hit by ID theft

As in week’s past, feel free to leave a comment here about any of those articles. Let’s learn from one another. Okay, have pity on the noob and let me learn from you.

Have another great week InfoSec geeks. See you soon.

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