Cyber Security News & Tips by Glenda R. Snodgrass for The Net Effect
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July 18, 2023

Good morning, everyone!

This week’s critical vulnerabilities:
  • Apple released a series of Rapid Security Response updates this week to fix zero-days being actively exploited
  • Microsoft released patches for 132 vulnerabilities in last week's Patch Tuesday (don't forget to manually check for updates)
  • SonicWall released fixes for criticaul vulnerabilities in its Global Management System (GMS) and Analytics products
  • FortiNet has released a fix for a new vulneratility in FortiOS and FortiProxy products
  • Rockwell Automation released security updates for its Automation ControlLogix EtherNet/IP communication modules
  • AIOS WordPress Plugin released a critical security fix

Patch All the Things!

Beware of Stalkerware

What is "stalkerware"? Quite simply, it's spy software installed on a mobile device by someone, whether a nosy boss or suspicious spouse, who wants to keep tabs on you (in a completely over-the-top way). Typically disguised as something innocuous like a calculator app, stalkerware may record phone conversations, screen captures, location, everything you type.

How do you find it? How do you get rid of it? Helpful tips available for both Android and Apple devices.

Quote of the Week: "Cybersecurity is not a primarily technological problem that requires a primarily engineering solution. It is a human problem that requires an understanding of human behavior." Scott J. Shapiro, in Fancy Bear Goes Phishing, my latest good read.
Facebook phishing

Clever catch by a friend of mine on FaceBook last week. I've noticed this happening a lot myself:

FB screencapture FB screencapture

Stay cyber safe this week!

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Glenda R. Snodgrass

Glenda R. Snodgrass
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