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« Reply #6780 on: September 20, 2022, 01:56:40 PM »

Has Your Medical Device Been Hacked

https://youtu.be/5pIA_tKRJg0
Roughly a third of all connected devices have insecure defaults,
such as no or weak password protection or poor software design,
that make them ripe for exploits.
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« Reply #6781 on: September 21, 2022, 09:43:57 PM »

Is free Wi-Fi safe?

https://youtu.be/W8ygs0hDtz8
You need to know this before you hook into that free Wi-Fi
and get more than you bargained for.
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« Reply #6782 on: September 22, 2022, 11:41:20 PM »

One Attacker - Two Victims

https://youtu.be/nMBoPFLX7E8
The Lapsus$ gang seems to be behind both Uber and Rockstar Games breaches.
Both hacks show that social engineering works, and threat actors don't even go
through too much trouble using automated attack tools.
This video was inspired by an article in Cybernews: https://bit.ly/3UtkOR0
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« Reply #6783 on: September 23, 2022, 10:07:01 PM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 9-23-2022

https://youtu.be/aHF-Fxl19MU
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the video show notes.
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« Reply #6784 on: September 24, 2022, 06:01:28 PM »

Netiquette: Is it OK to share pictures of someone else's kids online?

https://youtu.be/Y_OstT4vunA
Here’s a question a concerned parent asked Avast:
“Dear Avast, I recently hosted a birthday party for my child.
I want to post the photos on social media, but I'm not sure if it's OK
to post pictures of my kid's friends online. What should I do?”
Avast was happy to share the correct Netiquette that should be used
any time you share someone else’s photo online. This is especially important
when the photo is of a minor child.
You can read the whole article on this topic by Emma McGowan
on the Avast Blog: https://bit.ly/3xQi8mO
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« Reply #6785 on: September 26, 2022, 02:53:37 PM »

What is social engineering

https://youtu.be/y95TU8QKtjY
Knowing how it works can help prevent you from becoming a victim.
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https://blog.avast.com/scammers-pose-friend
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« Reply #6786 on: September 29, 2022, 10:19:39 PM »

Spotify - Unauthorized install on Windows 10 and 11

https://youtu.be/WgF1Kmfcjz0
On 9-22-2022 Spotify was installed on my Windows 11 system without my knowledge or consent.
According to an article in Windows Latest, I wasn't alone. - https://bit.ly/3y3OeLN
Check your system to make sure this didn't happen to you. Let me know if it did.
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« Reply #6787 on: September 30, 2022, 01:23:03 AM »

Spotify - Unauthorized install on Windows 10 and 11

https://youtu.be/WgF1Kmfcjz0
On 9-22-2022 Spotify was installed on my Windows 11 system without my knowledge or consent.
According to an article in Windows Latest, I wasn't alone. - https://bit.ly/3y3OeLN
Check your system to make sure this didn't happen to you. Let me know if it did.

Interesting:
I never had any intention of creating a Microsoft Account, only a local account that I have to use a user name and password.

So I checked out Programs and Features on my Win10 laptop and low and behold I now have 'Microsoft Store' App dated 25/09/2022 - looks like that was installed.  Worse still I can't uninstall it/them.  I also got bloody Microsoft Edge Dated 27/09/2022.  I also noticed other MS cr4p installed 11/08/2022 Microsoft Photos.

Fortunately no Spotify (so far).
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« Reply #6788 on: September 30, 2022, 01:36:33 AM »
Uninstalling the Microsoft Store app is not supported,
and uninstalling it may cause unintended consequences.
There is no supported workaround to uninstall or reinstall Microsoft Store.
Sorry, something are difficult, others are impossible.
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« Reply #6789 on: October 03, 2022, 01:01:22 AM »

Weekly Security News Roundup w e 9-30-2022

https://youtu.be/gbQcbP5aGBY
Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software.
https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc
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« Reply #6790 on: October 04, 2022, 03:07:39 PM »

Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from LAUSD school system

https://youtu.be/Cjuy7fWV-TE
Data of Students and Faculty stolen in a recent data breach has been released to the Dark Web.
affected persons can call the hotline set up at 855-926-1129.
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