Linked: “I’m totally screwed.” WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

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I hope the folks who lost data can somehow get it back. Losing data to a failure of any kind is a pain in the ass. On the other hand, if the ransomware plague has taught us anything, it’s to have backups, online and offline. Because anything connected to the infected device is at risk, but if I have a copy that isn’t connected to anything, it’s safe.

Yes, it’s more work. Yes, it takes time and effort.

So does figuring out how to deal with losing all of your data. … Read More

A Simple Story About Phishing

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Truthfully though, I think this story shows a couple of really important points. 

Recognize that mistakes happen
The importance of two-factor identification
The importance of taking action as soon as you realize the mistake
The importance of getting the technical folks involved immediately instead of hiding it… Read More

Linked: Dutch MPs in video conference with deep fake imitation of Navalny’s Chief of Staff

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As I think about this, it occurs to me that a lot of the things that we think would give away deep fake videos are things that happen all the time in Zoom or Teams calls, right? The video being a little slow, or jerky, or not keeping up fluidly with the movement of people on screen, etc. So it could be harder to tell that the “person” on the call with you isn’t really who you think it is, and then we can begin to wonder who it was, and what information they got from being there, pretending to be someone else.

Are we ready for that?… Read More

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