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In The Weeds: Weekly InfoSec Round-Up 1/5/18

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Happy New Year Hackers, Nerds, and Geeks! After reassessing this blog schedule, I’ve found that you all like this article on Fridays. So, new year, new day!

 

What’s new but wins for the most eye-rolling headline this year… anyone even interested in #infosec knows that every device is vulnerable at any moment — doesn’t matter if it’s network, software, or hardware.   https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/hacking-fears-security-flaws-put-virtually-all-phones-computers-risk-n834511

If you’d like to know some of the signs if you’ve been hacked, Bill Hess with Pixel Privacy has this nice write up you should read:  Have you been hacked?

Whereas this headline let’s you know more of what’s going on and gets even us noobs up to speed.   https://gizmodo.com/what-we-know-so-far-about-meltdown-and-spectre-the-dev-1821759062

As we all prepare for tax season:  https://techcrunch.com/2017/12/30/how-a-simple-tech-upgrade-at-the-irs-could-transform-the-economy/

I love my password manager, as anyone who reads my blog knows, but here’s a vulnerability to be aware of:  https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/30/16829804/browser-password-manager-adthink-princeton-research

Have Net Neutrality concerns as far as your #infosec? Here’s a primer:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/youll-need-one-of-these-5-vpns-once-net-neutrality-is-gone

As in weeks 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 next week.

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